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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Tim Bascom’s books include the novel Squatter’s Rites and the essay collection The Comfort Trap, in addition to his new memoir Running to the Fire.  He is currently the director of creative writing at Waldorf College.

Open mic signup begins at 7 p.m.; open mic starts at 7:15 p.m. Participants can share five minutes of poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction. The featured reader takes the stage at 8 p.m. Coffee will be served.

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 7:30 pm

Remember, we saw her first! Singer Emily West, who charmed TV viewers as a finalist in 2014’s America’s Got Talent, returns to her hometown to perform for her biggest fans! Emily has performed all over the United States, beginning in Nashville, and even landed on the US Country Billboard for her song “Blue Skies,” a duet with Keith Urban. Her latest album, produced by Sony Music Masterworks, is slated for release in August 2015. Give Emily a warm welcome as she begins her national tour.

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event performance titled “Reaching for the Stars!” The concert will feature current students and faculty, special guests and alumni. This event will be a ticketed event, with a goodwill donation being the “entry fee”. For more information, contact cathy.craig@uni.edu

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The New Horizons Band will offer its spring concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 7:30 pm

The UNI Children's Choir will offer its spring concert. This event is free and open to the public. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will offer their spring honors recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Suzuki School will present the spring Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, June 11, 2016 (All day)

The School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition. Join us for the second celebration of this biennial, global piano competition. The event, boasting $25,000 in prizes, is open to outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and audience enthusiasts. The finals concert for the junior category will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 10. The finals concert and receptions for the senior category will feature the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. Tickets for both finals concerts are available by calling 319-273-4TIX or visiting www.uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. For more information, visit www.midwestpianocompetition.com

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