Community Music School Announces Spring Performances

Posted on 4/20/2017 2:53:12 PM

IUP Community Music SchoolAs the spring semester comes to a conclusion, the IUP Community Music School will present two concerts that will feature all three of its ensembles, as well as a recital showcasing various private-lesson students.

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, several IUPCMS instructors will present students in an end-of-the-year recital. It will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, DiCicco Hall (Rm. 121), featuring students of Andrew Cotts and Shannen Snyder, piano; Maria Fenty Denison, Amber Leitsch, Seth Robertson, and Crystal Shellhammer, voice; Kevin Eisensmith and Maria Mencher, trumpets; and Nate Mack, guitar.

The recital is free an open to the public.

CYC Director Amber LeitschOn Saturday, May 6, under the direction of Amber Leitsch, the Crimson Youth Choir will perform at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of John Sutton Hall. The program will feature a variety of selections that have been worked on throughout the semester, as well as some solos by a few private voice students.

Admission for the CYC concert is $3 regular, seniors, and I-Card holders, with children 12 and under free.

On Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall, the Indiana Community Choir, under the direction of Jon Erik Schreiber, and the Indiana Concert Band, under the direction of Jason Worzbyt, will present a joint choir and band concert.

Community ChoirThe choir will present an all-Schubert concert featuring the Mass in G and accompanied by the Litton String Quartet, who will also be featured in the Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor. Several Schubert lieder will be sung between various movements of the Mass by soloists Nicole Tascarella, soprano; Tony Anthony, tenor; and Seth Robertson, baritone. The accompanist is Acey Gongaware.

The band will perform Overture On A Southern Hymn by Robert Palmer; Renaissance Suite, arr. by James Curnow; Three Chorale Preludes by William Latham; Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst, and The Washington Post March by John Phillip Sousa.

Admission for the joint band and choir concert is $5 regular; seniors and I-Card holders $3; and children 12 and under free.

For more information, e-mail community-music@iup.edu, or call the Lively Arts at 724-357-ARTS (2787).