Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
The Panther Marching Band, the largest student organization on the UNI campus, combines Panther spirit, pride, musicianship, and more than 100 years of tradition. Students in the band will attend this week-long camp to begin rehearsals for the 2017 season. For more information, contact Justin.Mertz@uni.edu.
The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will launch the 2017-18 academic year with a concert in Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.
UNI faculty artist Christopher Merz, saxophone, will present a recital with members of Christopher’s Very Happy. Band., and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The faculty members of the UNI Community Music School will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
The voice division will present a concert of Baroque ensembles featuring collaborations with instrumental faculty artists and students. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Dr. Melinda Boyd, associate professor of music history at UNI, will present a lecture as part of the “Musically Speaking” series. This event is free and open to the public.
This "greatest hits" recital will explore selections from Vivaldi's 37 bassoon concerti, a quantity second only to those he wrote for the violin. Cayla Bellamy will perform alongside UNI's Lynn Worcester and her Double or Nothing colleague MSN J. Benjamin Smith, also joined by UNI student bassoonists Anya Shorey, Annalea Milligan, Laura Sabotta, Jarod Kral, and Josh Carlo. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Andrew Smith will present a tuba recital. Smith currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University and Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Smith is an active performer and educator on low brass, as well as an active adjudicator, clinician, and director for the marching arts. He holds degrees from Ithaca College, Renton Technical College, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, will perform with UNI jazz faculty artists. Kolker is a multi-talented performer, composer and arranger. He performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto from 1994 through 2002 (with whom he received two Grammy nominations). He also has appeared and/or appears regularly in New York City with such groups as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Big Band, the Gil Evans Orchestra and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI School of Music will host the second annual Midwest International Carillon, September 14-16. Carillonneurs from around the world have been invited to play concerts and to participate in the conference which will be held on the campus of UNI. For more information, visit music.uni.edu/carillonfestival.
Visiting artists Ryan Gardner, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, will present a recital. Gardner current serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University, and has an extensive career as an educator, solo and orchestral performer, and chamber musician. Wilt serves as vocal coach and collaborative pianist at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist and coach. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artists Amy Kotsonis and John Wiles will present this day-long workshop for music educators. For more information, contact Amy.Kotsonis@uni.edu.
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.
UNI faculty artist Ross Winter will coordinate this day-long event for violinists. For more information on this event, contact Ross.Winter@uni.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.