Accent - Fall 2016
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IUP at PMEA and NAfME Eastern Division

Our ensembles continue to be recognized for their excellence! Two ensembles from the Department of Music have been selected to perform at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference. The IUP Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Kingan and the IUP Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Timothy A. Paul, were selected by a blind review process to perform at the 2017 conference, held in Erie, PA April 19-22. 

The IUP Chorale, directed by Dr. Ryan Beeken, was selected to perform at the 2017 Eastern Division Conference, to be held in Atlantic City, NJ April 5-8. Ensembles were chosen via a blind review process.

New Faces

Welcome to our new tenure-track faculty members!
The Department of Music welcomes two new tenure track faculty beginning this fall. After two years as a temporary faculty member, Dr. Heidi Lucas was appointed as Assistant Professor of Horn beginning this year. Dr. Lucas performs with the Faculty Woodwind Quintet, HoodleBug Brass and Eastern Standard. Dr. Joren Cain joins us as the new Assistant Professor of Saxophone, coming from a position at Valdosta State. In addition to teaching the saxophone majors, Dr. Cain also leads the IUP Jazz Band.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to Fisher Auditorium on October 8th to present a program that includes Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and James MacMillan’s Britannia. The PSO will be joined by Pinchas Zukerman to perform Max Bruch’s Concerto No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26. Contact IUP Lively Arts to purchase tickets.

Marching Band Alumni Reunion
November 11-13

We hope alumni will join us November 11-13, 2016 for a 95th anniversary celebration of the IUP Marching Band. Dr. David Martynuik has planned a weekend full of activities for attendees. For more information and registration visit the IUP Alumni Association's Marching Band Alumni Reunion website.

The IUP Marching Band is set for another exciting season. As always, the "The Legend" has a full slate of performances around the state and beyond. Check the schedule below to find out where you can catch a performance.

September 25 - Collegiate Marching Band Festival (Allentown, PA)
October 1 - Home Game (Seton Hill) - 4 PM
October 15 - Home Game (Slippery Rock) - 2 PM
October 22 - Home Game (Clarion) - 1 PM
October 22 - TOB Chapter XI - Evening
October 29-30 - Eastern PA Tour 
November 5 - Home Game (Mercyhurst) - 1 PM
November 11 - Veterans Day Parade
November 12 - Home Game (Bloomsburg) - 1 PM
November 13 - Bands in Review (Fisher) - 3 PM

Fall Festivals

The Department of Music will host the third annual Crimson Hawks Invitational Choral Conference on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 with guest conductors Dr. John Flanery and Dr. Ryan Beeken. 

The IUP Junior High Band Invitational will be held on November 5, 2016. The Junior High Band Invitational is a one-day sight-reading ensemble. The guest clinician is Dr. Travis Weller.

Quick Notes

The 2016-2017 issue of Notes should be arriving in your mailboxes in October. If you have recently moved, please notify the Department of Music so that we can update your contact information. Also, if you have alumni news to share, please click on the "Submit News" button at the top of this newsletter.

Recent Department of Music News

Kim Performs at Oklahoma State University

Opera Recording with Fenty Denison Chosen as “Critic’s Choice”

Chorale Selected to Perform for Biennial Conference

Kim Performs at Aspen Music Festival

Lucas Appointed Editor for International Horn Society Journal

Beeken Elected as Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 3 Vice President

Wong Doe Performs with Auckland Chamber Orchestra in New Zealand

Collins Adjudicates and Performs at Festival

Music Faculty Perform at International Double Reed Society Conference

Baumer Presents at Teaching Music History Conference

Music Students and Faculty Perform at International Conference

Wong Doe Presents Piano Ensembles Clinic at PMTA Conference

Kim Performs at Yellow Springs Piano Festival
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Upcoming Events

September 25
Hymn and Choral Festival
3 PM - Calvary Presbyterian Church

September 26
Stanley Chepaitis, Sun Min Kim, and Linda Jennings Faculty Recital
8 PM - Gorell
September 27
OVATIONS!: Kid Koala's "Nufonia Must Fall"
8:00 - Fisher
October 1
IMTA Dorothy Sutton Festival Concert
2:30 PM - Gorell
October 4
Crimson Hawks Invitational Choral Conference
7:30 PM - Fisher
October 6
IUP Symphony Orchestra
8 PM - Gorell
October 8
OVATIONS!: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
8 PM - Fisher
October 9
IUP Choirs
3 PM - Gorell
October 10
Zach Collins Faculty Tuba Recital
8 PM - DiCicco Hall
October 11
OVATIONS!: Cinderella
7 PM - Fisher

Tuba and Euphonium Studio Recital
7 PM - Gorell
October 12
Joren Cain Faculty Saxophone Recital
8 PM - Gorell
October 13
Tubaphonium Ensemble
7 PM - DiCicco Hall
October 16
IUP Bands Homecoming Concert
3 PM - Fisher
October 18
Jon Wylie Alumni Tuba Recital
8 PM - Gorell
October 25 
Litton Quartet
8 PM - Gorell
October 27
IUP String Ensemble
8 PM - Gorell
October 31
IUP Faculty Woodwind Quintet
8 PM - Gorell
November 4
Percussion Ensemble
8 PM - DiCicco Hall
November 5
Junior High Band Invitational
7 PM - Fisher
November 6
IUP Wind Ensemble
3 PM - Fisher
November 7
Heidi Lucas Faculty Horn Recital
7:30 PM - DiCicco Hall
November 9
OVATIONS!: Akropolis Wind Quintet
8 PM - Gorell
November 11
IUP Opera and Music Theater Workshop
8 PM - Gorell
November 13
Bands in Review
3 PM - Fisher
December 1
Trombone Studio Recital
7 PM - DiCicco Hall
December 2
Die Fledermaus
7 PM - Fisher
December 3
Die Fledermaus
7 PM - Fisher
December 4
Die Fledermaus
2 PM - Fisher

Clarinet Choir
8 PM - Gorell
December 5 
IUP Horn Choir
7:30 PM - DiCicco Hall
December 6
IUP Symphony Orchestra
8 PM - Gorell
December 7
IUP Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensembles
8 PM - DiCicco Hall
December 9
OVATIONS!: Dianne Schuur
8 PM - Fisher
December 10
IUP Bands Holiday Concert
8 PM - Fisher
December 11
IUP String Project Student Recital
10:30 AM - Gorell

IUP Choirs Holiday Concert
3 PM - Gorell

Indiana Community Choir
7 PM - DiCicco Hall
December 14
7 PM - Indiana Mall
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