Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
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 Susan.Grover@uni.edu.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Please note: the date and location for this event has changed. This workshop will now be held off campus at Southdale Elementary School.
Theatre UNI's first show of the season!
UNI alumnus Kristin Teig Torres returns to her theatre home to portray the emotionally troubled mother in Lee Blessing’s Independence.
Under the direction of percussion professor Randy Hogancamp and percussion instructor Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion, Marimba, West African Drum and Kaji-Daiko (Taiko) Ensembles will offer their fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting ensemble the North Texas Euphonium Quartet will present a recital. Since its formation in 2012, the North Texas Euphonium Quartet has emerged as the leader among a formidable new crop of euphonium quartets from all across the globe. The group is comprised of doctoral candidates currently studying with Dr. Brian Bowman at the University of North Texas, and is the only quartet whose members have all been finalists in the world renowned Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist John Thorne will present a flute master class for UNI students. For more on Thorne and his recital performance, see October 19 events.
Visiting artist John Thorne will present a flute recital. Thorne joined the Bienen School faculty as associate professor of flute after having been the Associate Principal Flute of the Houston Symphony from 1992 until 2012. Previously, he has held the position of Principal Flute with the San Antonio Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony (now called the Sarasota Orchestra). This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Opera students, under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour and vocal coach Korey Barrett, will present an opera scenes performance as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music faculty artist and conductor Amy Kotsonis the UNI Singers will offer a shared fall choral music concert with the UNI Women’s Chorus. This event is free and open to the public.
Brass faculty members will collaborate to present this chamber music recital. Collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of guest conductor Jason Weinberger, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert "Symphonic Gems." The concert will feature pianist Sean Botkin performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as works by Mozart and Mussorgsky. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present a cantata (selection to be announced) by J.S. Bach. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Jerry Young will offer a tuba recital. Young is Professor Emeritus of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Eu Claire, and has been a member of the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire since 1983. Young served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp from 1983 to 1993 where he founded the Interlochen Tubafest and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. Dr. Young has appeared across the U.S., Europe, and Japan as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, lecturer, and adjudicator. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music piano studio faculty, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ featuring guest artist Warren Jones. This event requires registration. For more information, please contact Robin.Guy@uni.edu .