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IUP Choral Reunion


Join us for a special reunion weekend of the Fine Arts music alumni, fellow choral alumni, and guest artist Nancy Menk ’77, M’78 on May 2-4, 2014. The weekend activities will give you the opportunity to connect with old friends and make new friends while singing together and performing in an alumni concert on May 4 in Fisher Auditorium.

Nancy Menk '77, M'78

Nancy is a two time graduate of IUP in Music Education. She holds the Mary Lou and Judd Leighton Chair in Music at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, where she is Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chair of the Music Department. She also teaches graduate conducting at the University of Notre Dame. At Saint Mary's College, Dr. Menk conducts the Women's Choir and the Collegiate Choir, teaches conducting, and prepares the Madrigal Singers for the annual Christmas Madrigal Dinners. She serves as conductor for the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus and is founder and conductor of the South Bend Chamber Singers, an ensemble of 32 select singers from the Michigan area.

Dr. Menk recently made her sixth appearance at Carnegie Hall, conducting Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass with Monroe Crossing. She regularly serves as a guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States and has conducted All-State Choirs in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Dakota, Delaware and Indiana.
   Daniel Pinkham: Wedding Cantata 

   Morten LauridsenSure on this Shining  

   Aaron Copland: Zion’s Walls

   Carol Barnett: Gloria from The World 
– a Bluegrass Mass

   Gwyneth Walker: Crossing the Bar

   Stephen Paulus: Pilgrim’s Hymn

   Mack Wilberg, arr: Amazing Grace

Friday, May 2
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                             
  Crimson Hawk Cavalcade of Choirs – Adjudicated High School Choral Festival –Gorell Recital Hall & Fisher Auditorium
6:00-8:00 p.m.
  Alumni Welcome Reception – University Museum, John Sutton Hall
8:00 p.m.

  Opera/Musical Theater Performance
Gorell Recital Hall, John Sutton Hall

Saturday, May 3

9:00-11:30 a.m.   Alumni Choir Rehearsals—Gorell Hall
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.   Lunch on your own
1:30-4:00 p.m.
  Alumni Choir Rehearsals – Gorell Recital Hall
4:00-5:00 p.m.   Walking tour of campus
5:30-7:00 p.m.   Dinner on your own
7:15-8:30 p.m.   Alumni Choir Rehearsals – Gorell Recital Hall
9:00 p.m.   Mix & Mingle– The Coney - Refreshments on your own.
Sunday, May 4
Noon   Rehearsal/Sound check-Fisher Auditorium
3:00 p.m.   Alumni Choral Concert with the IUP Choirs - Fisher

Hotel Accomodations                        
For a special reunion rate at:

Holiday Inn, call 724-463-3561; Mention “Choral Alumni Reunion Group” to receive the special rate of $104 plus tax.

All lodging reservations must be received by April 4, 2014. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.                           
You may park at areas designated by signs stating Faculty, Staff, or Commuter Parking. Meter parking is available free of cost after 5:00 p.m. on Friday and for the rest of the weekend. Handicapped spaces should only be used by those with handicapped placards, license plates, or permits. Refer to the link below for a campus map on parking information and directions—http://www.iup.edu/mapanddirections/
Contact Information

Breezedale Alumni Center
880 School Street
Blairsville, PA 15717
Fax: 724-357-7926
Date & Location

Date: 5/2/2014 to 5/4/2014
Location: IUP Campus
   University Museum, John Sutton Hall
   Gorell Recital, John Sutton Hall
   The Coney, 642 Philadelphia Street,  Indiana, PA