Festivals & Tours

Festivals and Tours at the UNI School of Music offer a window into our workings. Whether you're interested in a master class feel where you can get hands-on experience with your instrument and our amazing faculty, or you'd like to sit back and listen to some of our most talented ensembles and performers, our festivals and tours will offer an opportunity that is right for you.

All State Wind, Brass and Percussion Workshops

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2 p.m.
Various School of Music Venues


The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. Click here for more information and to register!

All State Strings Workshop

Saturday, October 5, 2013, 8 a.m.
Davis Hall, GBPAC


The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact Susie Grover. Click here for more information and to register!

Vocal Arts Festival

Sunday & Monday, October 6-7, 2013, all day
Davis & Great Hall, GBPAC


The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact dyan.meyer@uni.edu.

Piano & Organ Festival

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9 a.m.
Davis Hall, GBPAC


The UNI School of Music presents its annual Piano and Organ Festival. This year's festival will feature guest clinician Dr. Scott McBride Smith. For more information or to register, click here.

Northern Festival of Bands

Thursday - Saturday, February 6-8, 2014
Russell Hall & GBPAC

The Northern Festival of Bands is an annual honor band festival open to high school band students which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students in a weekend long event. This year the festival will be held February 6-8, 2014. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. 

Click here for more information on this year's event, and online registration!

Tallcorn Jazz Festival

Friday & Saturday, February 21-22, 2014 - performances at 7:15 p.m. both nights
Bengtson Auditorium and various halls


The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 59th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 63rd Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 21 and 22, 2014, on the UNI campus. For more information, click here. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.