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Accent - Fall 2015
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New Faces

The Department of Music is happy to welcome four new tenure track faculty members. 
Timothy A. Paul
See Yin "Oliver" Lo
Craig Denison
Rosemary Brumbelow
Sun Min Kim
Dr. Rosemary Brumbelow served as the clarinet professor for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Brumbelow will now fulfill the same role as a tenure track faculty member beginning this fall. Dr. Craig Denison teaches courses in music education and will lead the University Chorus. Dr. See Yin "Oliver" Lo is the director of Opera and Music Theater and teaches applied voice. Dr. Timothy A. Paul assumes the role of Wind Ensemble director and  teaches courses in conducting and music education.The Department of Music also welcomes Dr. Sun Min Kim this fall as a temporary, full time faculty member in piano.

The United States Air Force Airmen of Note will offer a free concert at IUP on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. While the concert is free, it is recommended that you get tickets in the Department of Music office, located in Cogswell Hall, to secure your seat.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns to Fisher Auditorium on September 30th to present a program that includes works by Bach and Beethoven, plus a side-by-side performance with select IUP student musicians performing Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Borodin's Polovetzian Dances. Contact IUP Lively Arts to purchase tickets.

The IUP Marching Band is set for another exciting season of performances. 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 12 - Home Game (Kutztown) - 4 PM
September 19 - Home Game (Lock Haven) - 1 PM
September 19 - Exhibition (West Mifflin) - Evening
September 26 - Exhibition (USBands, Annapolis, MD) - TBD
October 3 - Homecoming Parade - 10 AM
October 3 - Homecoming Game (Edinboro) - 2 PM
October 17 - Home Game (Cal) - 6 PM
October 24 - TOB Chapter XI (IUP) - TBD
November 7 - Home Game (Gannon) - 1 PM
November 8 - Bands in Review (Fisher) - TBD
November 11 - Veterans Day Parade - 10:45 AM

Fall Festivals

The Department of Music will host the second annual Crimson Hawks Invitational Choral Conference on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with guest conductors Dr. Craig Denison and Dr. Julie Yu. Last year's event included 109 students from 14 school districts.

The IUP Junior High Band Invitational is also celebrating its second year. The festival had over 100 participants last year. This year the festival and will be held on November 14, 2015 with guest clinician Dr. Courtney Snyder.

Quick Notes

The 2015-2016 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.

Watch future issues of Accent as well as Facebook for details about a Saxophone Alumni Celebration on March 20th, 2016. Events include a 2pm Spring Sax Ensemble Concert with alumni joining in on a couple of Mega Sax Ensemble numbers for the finale and a picnic for families to follow!  Contact Dr. Keith Young  for more information. We hope you can join us!

The faculty woodwind and brass quintets will be touring St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia in October. Check our Winter issue of Accent as well as our social media accounts for updates.

Recent Department of Music News

Beeken Headlines Choral Directors Conference in Alabama

Music Professors Lucas and Collins Perform in Los Angeles

Wong Doe Performs in South Africa and Singapore

Music Professor Solos with Hollidaysburg Community Band

Music Faculty and Student Participate in International Collaboration

Wong Doe performs with Auckland Chamber Orchestra

IUP Music Alumnus Wins Film Scoring Contest

IUP Trumpet Professor Participates in 2015 International Trumpet Conference

Choral Faculty Present Clinics Across State

Brass Faculty Perform at Area High Schools

Beeken Adjudicates for Music in the Parks
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September 8
USAF Airmen of Note
7:30 PM - Fisher

September 15
Atlas Quartet
5 PM - DiCicco Hall
September 16
Percussion Ensemble: Intensity
8 PM - Gorell

September 26
IMTA-Dorothy Sutton Festival Concert
2:30 - Gorell

September 29
Henry Wong Doe Faculty Piano Recital
8 PM - Gorell
September 30
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
8:00 - Fisher
October 4
Homecoming Concert
3 PM - Fisher
October 5
Heidi Lucas Faculty Horn Recital
7:30 PM - DiCicco Hall
October 6
Crimson Hawk Invitational Choral Concert
7:30 PM - Fisher
October 9
Ayres Ibericos
8 PM - Gorell
October 11
IUP Choral Fall Concert
3 PM - Gorell
October 20
Stanley Chepaitis Faculty Violin Recital
8 PM - Gorell
October 21
Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
8 PM - Gorell
October 29
Saxophone Ensemble
8 PM - Gorell
October 31
Benjamin Whitcomb (cello) & Vincent de Vries (piano) Guest Artist Recital
2 PM - DiCicco Hall

The Magic Flute
7 PM - Fisher
November 1
The Magic Flute
2 PM - Fisher
November 5
Otis Murphy Jr. Guest Saxophone Artist Recital
2 PM - Gorell

Trombone Ensemble
7:30 - DiCicco
November 7 
Christine Clewell Faculty Organ Recital
3 PM

Cantus
7 PM - Fisher
November 10
Percussion Ensemble Concert
8 PM - Gorell
November 12
Trumpet Ensemble
6 PM - DiCicco Hall

Litton String Quartet
8 PM - Gorell

Trumpet Studio
8 PM - DiCicco
November 13
Jazz Ensemble
8 PM - Fisher
November 14
Junior High Band Invitational
8 PM - Fisher
November 15
Symphony Band and Concert Band
3 PM - Fisher
November 19
Ragtime
8 PM - Fisher
December 1
HoodleBug Brass
6 PM - Gorell
December 2
IUP Symphony Orchestra
8 PM - Gorell
December 3
Horn Studio
6 PM - DiCicco Hall
December 5
IUP Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble
8 PM - Fisher
December 6 
Home for the Holidays - Choral Ensembles and IUP Community Music School
3 PM - Fisher
December 7
Tubaphonium Ensemble
7 PM - DiCicco Hall
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