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Spring 2016 Wrap-Up

This semester saw many fantastic performances including most recently Carmina Burana, which featured a collaboration between IUP Dance Theater, the IUP Chorale, and the IUP Percussion Ensemble, and our musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, among numerous exciting concerts. The department hosted several events including the Northeast Horn Workshop, PMEA District 3 Choral Festival, and the Crimson Hawks Cavalcade of Choirs. Finally, Dr. Keith Young said farewell to the department after leading our saxophone studio for 18 years. 

New Faces

The Department of Music will welcome two new tenure-track faculty in Fall 2016. Heidi Lucas will now be the permanent Assistant Professor of Horn and Joren Cain will join as Assistant Professor of Saxophone. 

Northeast Horn Workshop

Dr. Heidi Lucas and the IUP Department of Music hosted the Northeast Horn Workshop on January 22–24, 2016. More than 300 student, amateur, and professional musicians registered to attend the conference.

The conference featured performances, master classes, and lectures from several of the leading performers and pedagogues on the horn. Additionally, competitions were held in the following divisions: solo, high and low horn mock auditions, quartet, composition, and jazz. The conference was organized by Dr. Lucas and Jonas Thoms, instructor of Horn at Wright State.
You can read more here.

Alumni News

Karmic Ayysola (BFA 2014, voice) graduated from Boston University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

Joseph Boboige (BSED 2013, oboe) was recently awarded a full assistantship to Boise State University where he will enter the Master of Music in Performance program. He will study oboe and work with the Boise State Marching Band as part of his assistantship.

Victoria Dandrea (BA 2014, voice) graduated from University of Central Florida with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

Zack Grass (BSEd 2014, tuba) graduated from East Carolina University with a Master of Music in Tuba Performance. He will begin a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University in Fall 2016.

Keileigh Koch (BFA 2014, voice) graduated from Michigan State University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

Brett Landry (MA 2012, percussion) just completed a Doctor of Music Arts degree in Percussion Performance at the University of South Carolina.

Franklin Mosley (BFA 2014, voice) graduated from Boston University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance.

Deanna Owens (MA 2015, voice) will attend Boston University to earn a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education.

Hannah Senft (BSED and BFA 2012, oboe) recently completed the Professional Artist Certificate at the North Carolina School of the Arts.  

Samuel Weiser (BSEd 2014, voice) graduated from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University with a Master of Music. He was selected for the Opera Theater of St. Louis Gerdine Young Artist Program for the summer of 2016, and for the Young Artist Program with Chicago Opera Theater for the 2016-17 season. Also, Samuel won First Place in the Monasteros Bel Canto Competition in the Student Division.

Continuing

Several of our students will be going on to continue their studies in graduate programs.

Anthony Achille (BFA, euphonium) earned a graduate assistantship at Washington State University and will purse a MM in Performance.

Matt Altomare (BSEd percussion) was accepted at Carnegie Mellon University to begin work towards an MA in Percussion Performance. Matt will be receiving a fellowship and will serve as a graduate assistant.

Kenken Coronado (BSEd, trumpet) will be attending the University of Iowa to earn a Master's of Music with a teaching assistantship.

Garrison German (BSEd, tuba) will be attending Valdosta State University to purse a MM in Performance with a graduate assistantship.

Sarah Hetrick (BSEd, saxophone) will begin work on Master's degree as a teaching assistant at University of Texas - Austin this fall.

Nicholas Hudak (BSEd, voice) will attend Michigan State University for a MM in Vocal Performance.

Andrew Koss (BA, saxophone) will be entering the MM program in composition at NYU this fall. 

Holly Moore (BFA, voice) will attend California State Northridge for an MA in Music Industry Administration.

Adam Myers (BFA, trombone) will pursue a MM in Performance at Valdosta State University with a graduate assistantship.

Sarah Thompson (BA, trombone) earned a graduate assistantship to begin a MM in Performance at the University of Delaware.

Student News

Emily Brown (BSEd, trumpet) and Colin Blaney (BSEd, trumpet) were accepted into the U.S. Marine Corps music program.  

Delta Omicron held its annual Solo Competition this spring. The following students were named as winners:
Hsin-Jou Lee (Piano)
Zach Everett (Percussion)
Andrew Koss (Saxophone)
Michael Garbett (Percussion)

IUP Percussion Ensemble on Tour

The IUP Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael Kingan, performed for high school and middle school students around the state of Pennsylvania this spring.

On March 1 the group traveled to Cambria Heights High School and Middle School in Patton, Pa. (Megan Hall, BSEd 2012). Over Spring Break, the Ensemble visited four schools in three days: St. Mary's High School in Kersey (Tiffany Gump, BSEd 2009), Bloomsburg High School (Kevin Haile, BSEd 2008), Lehigh Valley Charter School of the Arts in Bethlehem (Matt Wells, BSEd 2006), and Arch Bishop John Carroll High School in the Radnor section of Philadelphia (Zachary Larimer, BFA 2004). 

On March 22, the ensemble performed at Mt. Lebanon High School (Jeremy DeLuca, BSEd 2008).

PMEA

Director of Choral Studies, Dr. Ryan Beeken, conducted the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Honor Choir in Hershey, Pa., on March 30 through April 2, 2016. Beeken led 240 of the top high school vocal students from IUP's home state. IUP Department of Music faculty members Kevin Eisensmith (trumpet), Heidi Lucas (horn), and Zach Collins (tuba) collaborated with Beeken during the festival.

The IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet performed twice during the conference. Additionally, over 40 members of the IUP PCMEA chapter attended the conference.

Brass Faculty Premiere New Work

The HoodleBug Brass, the faculty brass quintet-in-residence at IUP, premiered Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra by Nancy Galbraith. The quintet performed the concerto with the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Roger Tabler (IUP 1990). 

The concert was held on Sunday, April 10, at South Fayette High School. Concerto for Brass Quintet and Orchestra was co-commissioned by the HoodleBug Brass and the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (PYPO).

Remembering Lorraine Wilson


The Department of Music is very sad to announce the passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Lorraine Wilson. Dr. Wilson passed away at home in New Orleans with her family and friends by her side on Monday, April 11, 2016. Dr. Lorraine Poret Wilson was a talented musician and passionate teacher. Dr. Wilson inspired music students and aspiring musicians across New Orleans through her role as Supervisor of Music for New Orleans Public Schools. A graduate of Xavier University, Loyola University, and Ball State University, Dr. Wilson spent the last part of her teaching career as Professor of Music and Department Chair at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She retired from IUP in Spring 2008. We all have such wonderful memories of Dr. Wilson and her indomitable spirit was a blessing to many.
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IUP Music on YouTube

We continue to live stream events and post highlights from concerts on the IUP Music YouTube channel. Click below to watch some of the highlights from the 2015-2016 school year.
Sun Min Kim/Meredith Blecha - MARTINU Ariette
Sun Min Kim and Meredith Blecha -
MARTINU Ariette
IUP Brass Ensemble - SHAHAN Spectrums
IUP Brass Ensemble - SHAHAN Spectrums
IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble - BUYANOVSKY Scherzo
IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble - BUYANOVSKY Scherzo 
Christine Clewell - BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1, MVT 1
Christine Clewell - BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1, MVT 1
Percussion Ensemble - BARTOK Suite for Percussion Ensemble
IUP Percussion Ensemble - BARTOK Suite for Percussion Ensemble

Department Video Project

This semester students in MUSC 240 Technology in the Music Classroom and MUSC 420/581 Professional Practices in Music, under the direction of Dr. Zach Collins and Dr. Heidi Lucas, produced nine videos about the various areas of the Department of Music at IUP. The full playlist of videos can be viewed at this link.

Recent Department of Music News

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BEEKEN CONDUCTS BLAIR COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH FESTIVAL

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BEEKEN CONDUCTS WEST VIRGINIA MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL-STATE HONOR CHOIR

CLARINET CHOIR PERFORMS AT PMEA DISTRICT 4 BAND
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