Annual Homecoming Concert is New Beginning

Posted on 9/24/2015 12:50:58 PM

Timothy Paul

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 of Music.

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 literature.

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 Educators Association.

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