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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Get ready for a celebration and join us for “Home Grown!” the 36th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians including UNI alumni flutists Rebecca Johnson and Nicole Molumby, the UNI Faculty Septet, student Patrick Cunningham (winner of the spring 2017 Performance Competition Finals), as well as the UNI Wind Ensemble, UNI Opera, Jazz Band One, and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs, as well as a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day)

UNI faculty artist Ross Winter will coordinate this day-long event for violinists. For more information on this event, contact Ross.Winter@uni.edu

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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. To register, please visit music.uni.edu or call 319-273-2025.

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artists Diane Reich, soprano, Robert Brandt, baritone, and Scott Holden, piano will present a recital titled “Comedy Tonight”. Reich, Brandt and Holden all currently serve on the faculty at Brigham Young University and perform together frequently. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 7:30 pm

UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Vince Gotera is the poetry editor of "Star*Line" (the journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association). He is also the author of poetry collections including "Fighting Kite" and "Ghost Wars."

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Visiting artist Judith Saxton will present a trumpet recital. Judith Saxton enjoys a multi-faceted career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and educator and has been lauded as a “virtuoso player and superb soloist”. A Certified Alexander Technique Teacher (ATI), Judith embodies  these principles in all her interactions including her “Healthy Playing Habits” and “Breathing, Breaks and Basics for Mindful Music Making” presentations for universities and festivals and populations of varying ages across the nation and the world. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:15 pm

This event has been postponed. It will be held on Oct. 6 at 12:15 p.m. in the GBPAC Lobby. 

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Danny Galyen, the Wind Ensemble will offer a shared concert with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Justin Mertz. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 am

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

Sunday, October 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, October 2, 2017 (All day)

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. A concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, please contact John.Wiles@uni.edu

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amana McCandless will present a clarinet recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Dr. Melanie Batoff, assistant professor of music at Luther College, will present a lecture as part of the “Musically Speaking” series. The lecture will be titled, "The Past Meets the Present: Strengthening Community through the Visitatio sepulchri Liturgical Drama." This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of percussion faculty artists Ryan Frost and 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.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:15 pm

Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Steve Darling will present a tuba/euphonium recital. A leading soloist amongst a new generation of tubists, euphoniumists, and trombonists, Steven is currently the Adjunct Professor at Murray State University, and holds a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance & Brass Pedagogy from Ohio University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Steven has achieved success in both international and local competitions. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30 pm

UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Christopher Merz will offer a shared fall concert with the Jazz Panthers, led by Robert Washut. Repertoire and soloists to be announced. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 (All day)

This day-long workshop for double bass players and enthusiasts will feature classical and jazz bass master classes, clinics, and concerts. For more information or to register, visit https://music.uni.edu/uni-bass-jamboree

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Ann Bradfield will present a saxophone recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:30 pm to Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30 pm

UNI Opera students, under the direction of Mitra Sadeghpour and vocal coach Korey Barrett, will present an opera performance as part of the Spotlight Series. Performances will be held both Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. These performances are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

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