This ensemble provides a rich and engaging experience for all participants, whether in high school, college, or members of the community. Parts are rotated throughout the semester to give all players a variety of opportunities for section and solo playing.
Following the policy statement in early April by President Michael Driscoll in regard to the COVID-19 threat, and the announcement that all summer courses for the university will be online with no face-to-face instruction, the IUP Community Music School also canceled all face-to-face instruction through the end of the summer 2020 semester.
The Indiana Concert Band does not normally meet during the summer, but registration for online private lessons is OPEN and will be ongoing and rolling through Friday, July 10.
Please see the IUP Community Music School home page for additional information. For more information from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, please
see the comprehensive Coronavirus Information page.
Principal: Jason Worzbyt, IUP Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts, IUPAssistant: Luke Hamilton, Director of Bands, United High School
$25 tuition per semester plus $25 registration fee (only a $1.79 per hour of rehearsal!)High school students pay only the registration fee (See our Scholarships Page for funding assistance—high school students only).
Wind, brass, and percussion players, age 15 (ninth grade for 2020–21 academic year) and older.
All college-level players, community members, and high school players must audition for the fall semester.
For the spring semester, only college-level players and those community and high school members new to the ensemble need to audition. Community members and high school players who played in the fall semester do not need to re-audition. Simply e-mail Jeff
Wacker (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jason Worzbyt (email@example.com) to let them know you plan to continue playing
in the ensemble.
for the Indiana Concert Band should consist of approximately three to
four minutes of music. Prospective ensemble members can select any
of their choosing that best demonstrates their performing ability on
their chosen instrument. Whether an etude, solo, or excerpts from band or orchestral literature, suggested is
something lyrical demonstrating tone, phrasing, and musicianship, and
something demonstrating technique. Scales may also be requested.
Audition days, times, and locations, are listed under each semester. To schedule an audition, you MUST e-mail Jason Worzbyt at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot audition
at any of the listed times, or for more information, e-mail Professor Worzbyt and he will work with you in finding an audition day/time that fits your schedule.