2023 News


Local Musical Production Features IUP Alumni Talent

The IUP Department of Music was well represented in the pit orchestra for Conemaugh Township's recent production of "Footloose."


IUP Alumnus Sicheng He to Perform Solo Recital

IUP Masters of Arts in Performance graduate SIcheng He will give a solo recital this Friday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall (2nd floor of Sutton). The program will include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Liszt, Guarnieri, and Stockhausen. Admission is free.

Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Calvary Presbyterian Church

The IUP Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rebekah K. O'Brien, offers an evening of music at Calvary Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature works by Verdi, Elgar, Franck, and Saint-Saens, with the world premiere of "Refuge(e) for Organ and Orchestra" by Roger Zare and performed by IUP organist Christine Clewell. The performance is free and open to the public.

Accepting Applications for IUP Honor Orchestra Festival, Mar. 25

The IUP Symphony Orchestra and String Area is hosting an IUP Honor Orchestra Festival on Saturday, March 25, directed by our new IUP Symphony Orchestra director, Professor Rebekah O’Brien.

Department of Music Thankful for Opportunity to Celebrate Black History Month

Wednesday evening, under the direction of Moses Phillips, the IUP Chorale and the IUP Chorus had the opportunity to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” with words by James Weldon Johnson and music by John Rosamond Johnson, at the IUP basketball game. As a prelude to the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the performance of “Lift Every Voice” was intended to recognize and celebrate the contributions of African Americans during Black History Month.


Denison Presents at District 6 Music Educators Event

In January 2023, Craig Denison presented his lecture, "Finding Meaning in Boys’ Singing," at the PMEA District 6 Professional Development Day.

Music Faculty to Perform in Pittsburgh January 22

Laura Ferguson, professor of Music Education, will perform with her jazz combo, Laura Ferguson and Friends, on Sunday, January 22, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Con Alma Jazz Club at 6th St. and Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh.

Music Alumnus Honored by United States Navy

2016 Department of Music graduate, Petty Officer 2nd Class Brenden Goff, was recently recognized by the United States Navy with the Blue Jacket of the Year award. Goff is a flutist in the US Fleet Forces Band in Norfolk, Virginia.