Lively Arts Concludes Season Outreach on High Note

Posted on 4/21/2014 2:55:51 PM

For its final education outreach sessions of the year, the Lively Arts presents renowned musician, singer, and songwriter Grace Kelly for two special events. Both are this Thursday, April 24, 2014, with the first in the Stapleton Library Commons at noon, and the second in Cogswell Hall, Room 120, at 3:30 p.m. Both are coordinated by the Lively Arts’ educational program, ArtsPath.

The first session, hosted in partnership with the IUP Libraries as the last of three Library/Lively Arts Mary Jane Schafer Memorial events, is an informal lecture/demonstration by Kelly, who will give audience members the opportunity to hear a short preview of her evening performance and to ask questions about her music and career.

The second session in Cogswell Hall brings together IUP students and community members interested in jazz. It’s a special opportunity to explore more in-depth jazz improvisation, singing, and songwriting, as well as anything else music and saxophone-related that attendees would like to know about. Area music teachers have also been invited.

Having appeared with such greats as Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr., it is clear that musical energy flows nonstop from the heart of this young saxophone-playing, singing, and songwriting phenomenon. Marsalis was so impressed with her three-night stand as a guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. for Barack Obama’s Inauguration Celebration.

For more information, please contact the Lively Arts’ associate director for arts-in-education services, Jeff Wacker, at or at 724-357-2787 (ARTS).


Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

April 24, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Gorell Recital Hall, Second Floor of Sutton Hall

Musical energy flows non-stop from the heart of the young phenom, Grace Kelly. Lincoln Center artistic director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night appearance as guest of his Jazz Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater.

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For more information, visit Grace Kelly, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.