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IUP Community Music School Recitals

The IUP Community Music School will present two year-end recitals made up of private lesson students.

Impactful Music Purchase Made Possible by Student Co-Op

Thanks to additional funding made possible by the IUP Student Cooperative Association, the IUP Chapter of the International Tuba Euphonium Association was able to purchase $800 worth of new music written by underrepresented composers. In all, the organization bought 26 new pieces for the tuba-euphonium ensemble as well as solo pieces for tuba and euphonium. 

Burleson to Give Solo Recital at IUP

Professor of piano at Hunter College/City University of New York, Geoffrey Burleson will perform a solo recital at IUP on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wong Doe performs and Teaches in New York City

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe taught a masterclass and performed a solo recital at Hunter College/City University of New York, March 19th and 20th, 2024.

Annual Music Theater Production Features IUP Alumni

Numerous alumni of the IUP Department of Music performed in the pit orchestra for Conemaugh Township High School's recent production of "Mary Poppins."

Department of Music Holds 2024 Brass Day

The IUP Department of Music brass faculty hosted the second annual IUP Brass Day on Sunday, February 18, 2024. This year, the Brass Day guest artist was Italian trumpeter Andrea Tofanelli. All IUP brass students, as well as area middle and high school musicians, participated.

Collins Performs at US Army Band Tuba Workshop

Zach Collins, professor of Tuba, recently performed an invited recital at the 2024 US Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop in Fort Myer, VA.

Indiana Musicale Hosts Seventh Monster Piano Concert

Indiana Musicale (Indiana Chapter, Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association), in collaboration with the IUP Department of Music, hosted its seventh Monster Piano Concert in DiCicco Hall on Saturday, February 3.

Wong Doe Performs with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra on January 14, 2024, in their Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration concert.

The Return of Keystone Wind Ensemble

What would bring 60 musicians back to the IUP campus for a weekend of rehearsals and a culminating performance in Fisher Auditorium? The return of Jack Stamp (BS’76), director of Bands at IUP from 1990 until 2015, and the first performance of the Keystone Wind Ensemble in almost eight years!

Wong Doe Releases “Perspectives” Recording on Rattle Records

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe recently released “Perspectives,” an album of six newly commissioned piano works by New Zealand composers on the Rattle Records label.

Wong Doe Performs at Princeton University

IUP piano professor Henry Wong Doe performed on the Princeton Sound Kitchen series at Princeton University on Tuesday, November 14.

IUP Community Music School Instructors Present Recitals

Two IUP Community Music School instructors, Leo Prezioso, saxophone, and Laura Hopf, also saxophone, will present senior recitals in November.

Collins Tours TN and AR with Brass Mammoth

Zach Collins, professor of tuba and euphonium, completed a tour of Tennessee and Arkansas with professional tuba-euphonium quartet, Brass Mammoth in October 2023.

Trumpet Professor Emeritus and Students Attend Italian Trumpet Festival

Kevin Eisensmith, retired professor of trumpet at IUP, and seven members of the IUP trumpet studio recently returned from a one-week trumpet festival held in Orvieto, Italy.

New Zealand Pianist Wooding Performs Guest Piano Recital

Liam Wooding, a doctoral candidate at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California–San Diego, will perform a solo piano recital on Monday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall (second floor of Sutton Hall). Admission is free.

IUP String Project Accepting Applications for Fall 2023 Semester

The IUP String Project, a community music education outreach program for children ages 5–18 in Indiana and the surrounding area, is now accepting applications for private lesson instruction on violin, viola, cello, and bass. 

Two Music Alumni Appointed to University Faculty Positions

The IUP Department of Music congratulates alumni Sarah Hetrick and Wilson Poffenberger on their new university positions.

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Internationally Known Musician, Wife, Make Gift to Continue Support for Brass Music Students at IUP

Internationally known tubist Jim Self, a 1965 graduate and 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, and his wife, Jamie Self, have made a gift to establish the Jim and Jamie Self Brass Scholarship, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled at IUP who are pursuing a major or minor offered by the Department of Music with a concentration in brass.

Music Department Hosts 2023 Summer Camps

The Department of Music hosted two successful camps in June 2023. The second annual IUP Summer Music Camp was held June 12–16, and the Drum Major and Leadership Academy, which rebooted in 2022, was held June 26–30.

Emeritus Professor Bird Receives Lifetime Honor

Gary Bird, emeritus professor of Music at IUP, was recently given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Tuba and Euphonium Association. The award was presented at the 2023 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, held at Arizona State University.

Retired Biology Faculty Member, Spouse, Family Make Donation to Kopchick Hall Building Fund, Establish Music Scholarship

Retired Indiana University of Pennsylvania biology professor Frank Baker and his wife, the late Mary Baker, along with members of the Baker family, have made a $50,000 gift to benefit IUP’s John J. and Char Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Building Fund.

Area Musical Features IUP Musicians

Bishop McCort Catholic High School recently presented Stephen Sondheim's musical "Anyone Can Whistle." Several people, including the assistant dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, a current student, and numerous alumni, served as members of the pit orchestra.

Bringing New Zealand Composers to the World

Music professor Henry Wong Doe has premiered compositions from New Zealand, his native country, around the world. His latest project, Perspectives, commissioned six New Zealand composers to write short piano pieces reflecting their experiences through the pandemic.

IUP Community Music School Spring Performances

The IUP Community Music School is pleased to announce its end-of-semester/year performances for all ensembles, as well as two recitals of private lesson students.