Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Under the direction of professor and conductor Christopher Merz, the UNI Jazz Band will present a spring concert with soloist and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Interactive improv comedy with big belly laughs is the promise of Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two stars of the Emmy-nominated series “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Their quick wit creates hilariously original scenes. As the evening progresses, you may find yourself on stage as part of the gag.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
Under the direction of School of Music professor Yu-Ting (Tina) Su, the UNI Horn Choir will offer a spring recital featuring community players as well as UNI students as part of this day long event. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Libby Larsen will offer a master class for UNI students. Larsen is one of America’s most performed living composers. She has created a catalogue of over 500 works spanning virtually every genre from intimate vocal and chamber music to massive orchestral works and over 15 operas. Grammy award-winning and widely recorded, including over 50 CD’s of her work, she is constantly sought after for commissions and premieres by major artists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world, and has established a permanent place for her works in the concert repertory. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.
Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Jazz Band III will present a spring concert under the direction of Christopher Merz and graduate student conductors. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professors and conductors Daniel Galyen and Rebecca Burkhardt, the Symphonic Band and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a shared spring concert featuring visiting artist Libby Larsen, composer. For more on Larsen, visit libbylarsen.com. This event is free and open to the public.
This recital, a performance of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, will feature School of Music faculty artists Morgan Horning, Jean McDonald, Korey Barrett, Frederick Halgedahl, Todd Williams, Julia Bullard, Suzanne Bullard and Alexander Pershounin, as well as student musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert. Special guest artists for this concert will be John Salerno, saxophones, and Frankie Salerno, guitar. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Leslie Morgan will present a voice recital. Repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will collaborate with the Concert Chorale and UNI Singers to offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. The combined ensembles will perform Rolf Rudin's "Requiem, Op. 70". This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at email@example.com.
A native of Rockford, Illinois, Emily Bear broke into the national spotlight at age six, when she appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” appearing four more times all within a span of two years. She made her Carnegie Hall debut at age nine and performed at the Hollywood Bowl at age 10. Needless to say, this pianist and composer is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time. Now, age 13 and under the mentorship of Quincy Jones, she brings us her diverse talent. Along with a jazz trio, she seamlessly moves from classical music to jazz. You’ll want to be able to say you saw her when.
Curtain Talk begins at 2:15 p.m.
The UNI Suzuki School will present the spring Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor Cayla Bellamy will coordinate a student recital from the bassoon studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor John Len Wiles, the UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer their final spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students at a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu.
Under the direction of faculty artist Mitra Sadeghpour, UNI Opera will present a showcase performance. This event is free and open to the public.