The IUP Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of the large instrumental rehearsal space in Cogswell Hall (Room 121) as Daniel DiCicco Hall. The official naming ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at approximately 5:00 p.m., immediately following the IUP Bands concert. Members of the DiCicco family will be in attendance.
Dr. Daniel DiCicco earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from IUP. After earning his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Michigan, DiCicco joined the IUP faculty in 1956 and served as director of the IUP Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Mellowmen, and Concert Band until his retirement.
Since the renovation of Cogswell Hall in 2006, DiCicco Hall has been one of the most important rooms in the building. Large ensembles such as the IUP Symphony Orchestra, IUP Marching Band, and all three concert bands rehearse in the space. Because of its resonant acoustics, DiCicco Hall has also been used increasingly for concerts and recitals.
Department of Music