Music Faculty and Student Visit with Gateway High School Band

Posted on 10/9/2020 10:37:02 AM

IUP Department of Music faculty member Zach Collins and sophomore music education and music performance major Kayla Holsopple presented a clinic via Google Classroom for members of the Gateway High School Wind Ensemble on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Gateway's band director, James Hoeltje (BSEd’07), asked Collins and Holsopple to share strategies on how to stay creative while completing school in a virtual setting.

In addition to performing a duet live for the students, Collins and Holsopple shared how to create virtual ensembles similar to the IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble’s Together video that members of the IUP Tuba and Euphonium Studio produced in April 2020.

The clinic also highlighted the work that IUP alumni George Alberti (BFA’11), Mike Waddell (BSEd’12), Zack Grass (BFA’14), and Logan Carnes (BSEd/BFA’19) have done in forming the Keystone Quartet and producing online videos since the pandemic began.

Holsopple shared her experiences in participating beyond the classroom in organizations including the IUP Student Government Association and IUP’s chapter of the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association.