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Todd Green

September 25, 2013

Martha Redbone Roots Project

October 9, 2013

"Avenue Q" by Robert Lopez , Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty

October 23-27, 2013

"Broadway’s Next H!T Musical"

March 6, 2014

Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania

April 6, 2014

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Tickets are free for Edinboro University students, $5 faculty, staff, and President's Pass holders, and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available at the SGA Convenience Store, at the door, or online at 

For more information, please call the Office for the Performing Arts Series (814) 732-2518. 
Tickets are free for Edinboro University students, $5 faculty, staff, and President's Pass holders, and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available at the SGA Convenience Store, at the door, or online at For more information, please call the Office for the Performing Arts Series (814) 732-2518. 



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Todd Green

7:30 PM, Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall

Todd Green

Todd Green began studying guitar at the age of ten. He has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition and arrangement at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Mass. At the same time he was studying privately with Mick Goodrich, jazz guitar legend at New England Conservatory of Music, Pat Metheny, Grammy Award-winning guitarist, and George Benson, international recording star. After spending five years in Boston, he moved to New York City, where he performed with the top echelon of studio musicians and toured with bands throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

While in New York, he began studying Western Flute, East Indian Bansuri Bamboo Flute (with Steve Gorn), and Tablas (Indian hand drums) with Ray Spiegel. At the time that he relocated to western Montana,Todd decided to stop playing the electric guitar and concentrate on acoustic music. After spending 10 years there, his next move was to northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe, where he has lived since 2001. Recently, the electric guitar has reappeared and, as of the Fall 2012 concert season, will once again be part of his musical landscape.

Todd now performs nationally as a multi-instrumental solo artist in the college and fine arts markets. Frequently, along with his concerts, Todd conducts college master classes and interactive school clinics and assemblies. His columns on improvisation have been published in Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine.

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Martha Redbone Roots Project

7:30 PM, Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall

Martha Redbone Roots Project

Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets.

Redbone, since the establishment of her career in London and New York City, has humbly and steadfastly earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator – whether in the guise of Warner Chappell-minted songwriter, behind the console guide or earnest guest voice – amongst her peers. Working with rising comers like Brit Grammy winner Shola Ama or such legends as Redbone’s Ohio Players/P-Funk mentor Walter "Junie" Morrison, she and UK-bred partner Aaron Whitby consistently provide essential direction and soulful support to knit track and artist into an indelible whole.

Alongside her career as a recording artist and songwriter, Martha Redbone has maintained a steady involvement with causes she believes in utilizing her celebrity in Indian Country for fundraising and leadership. Ms. Redbone holds an annual Traditional Music Workshop within the United Houma Nation’s Cultural Enrichment Summer Camp program teaching grade school age children the music from her Choctaw and Cherokee heritage as well as incorporating the tribe’s own Houma-French language.

Martha has given talks on subjects ranging from Indigenous rights to the role of arts in politics at many institutions, including New York University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and on Native Identity during the Native Theater Festival at the Public Theater in NYC. Her album "Skintalk" is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian as an example of contemporary Native American music. She is featured in NMAI’s current exhibit "Up Where We Belong - Native Americans in Popular Culture."

Ms. Redbone has also held workshops and given motivational talks with many grade school children throughout her touring on reservations at Red Lake, MN, Cherokee, NC, Yuma AZ and Menominee WI, to name a few.

Having served as an exemplary ambassador to Native and African-American Youth for the National HIV/Aids Partnership, which also included dedicating several morning TV appearances to the cause, Martha was awarded the Red Ribbon Award for Outstanding Leadership presented on World AIDS Day at the United Nations in 2005.

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"Broadway’s Next H!T Musical"

7:30 PM, Thursday, March 6, 2014

Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall

Broadway’s Next H!T Musical

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny.

The New York Times calls "Broadway’s Next H!T Musical" "Hilarious!" and Time Out NY says "At last! A musical of, for, and by the people."

The hysterical "Broadway’s Next H!T Musical" is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue and plot twists galore. "BNHM" has been seen recently at The Triad, Tribeca Film Festival, and at the New York Musical Theater Festival, among many others.

Under the direction of improv veterans Rob Schiffman and Deb Rabbai, TheaterWeek hailed the show as "brilliant" and The New York Post called "Broadway’s Next H!T Musical" "remarkable."

Don’t miss the next great American musical - it could be written in your town!

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"Avenue Q" by Robert Lopez , Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty - Rising Artists

October 23-27, 2013

Diebold Center for the Performing Arts
7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Avenue QThis zany, adult-themed spoof on Sesame Street revolves around the main character, Princeton, who has just graduated from college with a B.A. in English. He moves into an apartment in New York City in the only neighborhood he can afford, on Avenue Q. Oddly enough, in this neighborhood the superintendent is actor Gary Coleman. There, Princeton and his neighbors cope with the struggles of real life, learning that you cannot necessarily count on things turning out as you would like.

Tickets are free for Edinboro University students, $5 for faculty, staff, and President’s Pass holders, and $10 for general admission. For more information, call the Office for the Performing Arts at (814) 732-2518.

Our production of Avenue Q features a cast of Edinboro University’s most talented actors and musicians from across the campus, and special guest artist Dr. Diane Foust, Professor Emeritus from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, as our Musical Director! This production is directed by Edinboro Theatre Professor Sharon Taylor.

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Music Student Showcase - “Rising Artists”

Thursday, November 21, 2013

5 PM Opera Workshop Concert
8 PM Guitar Ensemble

Alexander Music Building - The Recital Hall 


Join us in the Alexander Music Center’s intimate recital hall for a spirited evening of music-making by students from Edinboro’s music department.  The Guitar Ensemble, singers from the Opera Workshop, the Saxophone Quartet and other talented musicians will offer a varied program in this wonderful acoustic setting. Admission is free. See you there!

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Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania - Community Artists

7:30 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014

Louis C. Cole Auditorium - Memorial Hall

Concert Band of NWPA

Started in 1982, the Concert Band of Northwest Pennsylvania has presented over 300 concerts in northwestern Pennsylvania, southwestern New York and northeastern Ohio. All memebers, including the conductor, volunteer their time to play with the band. Instrumentalists range from teenagers to senior citizens and include professional players.

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Edinboro University has a long-standing 
tradition of hosting an annual world-
class performing arts series featuring 
some of the most extraordinary and 
renowned musicians and performers.

The tradition continues this year with a 
diverse group of performing artists sure 
to delight young and old alike.

All performances will take place in the 
Louis C. Cole Auditorium, located inside 
Memorial Hall, unless otherwise specified.

Edinboro University has a long-standing tradition of hosting an annual world-class performing arts series featuring some of the most extraordinary and renowned musicians and performers.

The tradition continues this year with a diverse group of performing artists sure to delight young and old alike.

All performances will take place in the Louis C. Cole Auditorium, located inside Memorial Hall, unless otherwise specified.


Performing Arts Series performances are funded by the Edinboro University Student Government Association.