Wind Ensemble to Present “Road to Yale” Concert in Indiana

Posted on 2/21/2018 1:25:46 PM

The Lively Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania announces the final Sound Choices Series concert for the 2017–18 season. The concert will feature IUP’s Wind Ensemble, conducted by Professor Timothy Paul, director of bands and assistant professor of music. This event will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.  

2018 IUP Wind EnsembleThis concert celebrates wind band music of the past and present. A list of composers will include Robert Litton, Vincent Persichetti, Charles Ives, Carter Pann, Jack Stamp, and Martin Ellerby. The concert will be repeated on March 9 at Yale University following a prestigious invitation for IUP to perform at the 2018 College Band Directors National Association conference. In the CBDNA Eastern Division, there are over 200 members, and, based on the audition process, the IUP Wind Ensemble is one of only five collegiate groups invited to perform at this prestigious conference.

The IUP Wind Ensemble includes 49 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion students from the IUP Department of Music and a variety of other academic disciplines. Founded in 1960, the IUP Wind Ensemble has performed at numerous invited venues, including the National Association for Music Education and CBDNA conferences, as well as a myriad of schools across Pennsylvania and the northeast. In addition, the ensemble has won wide acclaim for its multiple compact disc recordings. Graduates of the IUP Wind Ensemble hold positions in professional ensembles and serve as noted conductors and educators throughout the country. The IUP Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Paul, is open to all IUP students by audition.

Timothy PaulTickets for the performance are available for purchase online through the Lively Arts website or by calling the ticket hotline at 724-357-1313. They can also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office in Fisher Auditorium. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $11 for regular admission, $9 for seniors, and $7 for active I-Card users and children. Online tickets are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ticket hotline and ticket office in Fisher Auditorium are open from noon to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The ticket office is closed for university holidays. Tickets will no longer be available at the Hadley Union Building. For more information on this and other events, as well as group tickets, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail

Sound Choices is a series of the Lively Arts and is produced by the Department of Music. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.