Lively Arts Announces Upcoming Educational Outreach

Posted on 2/9/2011 8:38:26 AM

Lively ArtsContinuing the twenty-year history of outreach to our students and area schools, the Lively Arts at IUP has and will offer IUP students, local school students, and the general community this semester a variety of opportunities to interact with touring professional artists.

All workshops are led solely by professionals, including the touring artists visiting as part of our Performance Plus series. One, in relation to the Pittsburgh Symphony appearance, will be led by IUP music professors and musicians Dr. Matthew Baumer and Dr. Henry Wong Doe, himself an active world touring pianist.

Here is a list of a few recent activities and things coming up. Please let us know if you would like more information or would like to attend. As always, most educational sessions are open to the general public, and all are free of charge with funding provided by a variety of grants and other support.

  • Adrienne Danrich presented a lecture/demonstration on her work and performance: Wednesday, February 9, 12:20–1:20 p.m., Gorell Recital Hall
  • New York-based composer Drew Hemenger presents a talk about his compositions and career with “Meet the Composer”: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:30–4:30, Room 201, Cogswell Hall (area school music directors provided special invitation)
  • Meet the Artists post-show reception for all audience members following the Thursday evening performance, February 10, of An Evening in the Harlem Renaissance, performed by international touring artist and soprano, Adrienne Heinrich; composer Drew Hemenger; and Serbia native and pianist Djordje Nesic.
  • A Text and Movement workshop with Evidence Dance Company founder and artistic director, Ronald K. Brown: February 21, 2:30–3:30 p.m., Fisher Auditorium stage (Teachers/high school seniors: If you would like to attend, we would love to have you join us. Just let us know by e-mailing
  • Available for High School Music Teachers: We are offering a limited number of opportunities for area high school students to learn more about the upcoming March 29 performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Two of our music faculty members, including pianist Henry Wong Doe, who will be a soloist for the concert, will visit schools to give students special insights into the performance and this all-Beethoven concert. We have sent information to several schools. If you did not get it, please let us know by e-mailing
  • More: When the the New York-based dance company Ben Munisteri Dance Projects comes to town in April, we will be providing additional opportunities where founder and director Ben Munisteri will be available to lead several workshops and open rehearsals in preparation for a special world preview performance. We will let you know more in a future eLetter. Go Live!
  • ArtsPath: These services above, along with our extensive artist residency program provided for schools in a five-county area, offer in-depth arts experiences to three to five thousand students annually.

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