This year’s annual Homecoming Concert is titled “A New Beginning” as IUP and the Department of Music welcome Timothy Paul, the new conductor of the Wind Ensemble and director of bands. The concert will be Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium in IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
This celebration will also feature the Symphony Band as well as the combined music of the IUP Concert Band and Indiana Symphonic Winds, showcasing the
talents of IUP students and the surrounding community. The concert is part of
the Sound Choices series highlighting the premiere concerts of the Department
The repertoire for the October 4 performance includes March
by Sergei Prokofiev and “Molly on the Shore” by noted composer Percy Grainger.
The concert also includes “Angles on the Architecture” by Frank Ticheli
featuring Holly Moore, soprano, and James Stephenson’s “Dodecafecta” featuring
the HoodleBug Brass, IUP’s faculty brass quintet.
Paul, stepping into the position held previously by Jack
Stamp who retired in May, received his Bachelor of Music degree from
Lenoir-Rhyne College and then attended the North Carolina School of the Arts as
a post-baccalaureate student, where he studied horn performance and conducting.
He then obtained his Master of Music degree in music education from Florida
State University and Doctor of Musical Arts in wind band conduction and
literature from the University of Colorado.
Paul has received many selected honors and awards, including
the Phi Beta Mu Florida Chapter’s Distinguished Director Award, John Philip
Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Flag of Honor, and the national UMI/ASBDA
Distinguished Young Band Director’s Award.
In 2014, Paul founded the International Fellowship of
Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators, an innovative, new venue created to
celebrate wind music. The group aims to support and enhance the collaboration
between the key contributors to the development and advancement of wind band
Paul maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and
clinician throughout the United States and internationally. He is the
immediate past president of the College Band Directors National Association
Northwest Division. He also has professional affiliations with the World
Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, National Band Association, Phi Beta
Mu, the National Association for Music Education, and the Pennsylvania Music
Tickets for the September 30 event are available online or the Lively Arts ticketing site. They can also be purchased at the
Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB
ticket office at (724) 357-1313.
Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one
hour prior to the performance. Regular admission is $11, admission for
senior citizens 60 and older is $9; and I-Card holders, students, and
children are $7.
For more information on this and other events represented by
the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.