Calendar of Events

Whether you're in the mood for a masterful solo piano performance, a full, majestic orchestra concert or a chamber music experience somewhere in between, UNI's School of Music is home to an endless variety of musical moments for you to come and share. The best part? Most nights you can hear these riveting performances from world-traveled faculty and guest artists absolutely FREE.


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Guest Artist Recital: Idit Shner, saxophone

Friday, April 11, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Visting artist Idit Shner will present a saxophone recital. An active performer of both jazz and classical music, Idit has played in various distinguished venues in the United States and abroad, such as The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and Lincoln Center in New York. Currently, Shner plays with her jazz quartet in Eugene and Portland, Oregon. Her latest project involves nursery rhymes and ancient melodies from the Jewish liturgy performed in a jazz setting. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI Opera Spring Performance

Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 2014, Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Performance times: April 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m.; April 13, 2 p.m.

UNI Opera will present a series of spring performances. Under the direction of Jonathon Thull, Korey Barrett and Rebecca Burkhardt, these performances will feature Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas with UNI Opera and Cantorei, as well as Seymour Barab's A Game of Chance with UNI Opera. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI Saxophone Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 a.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

UNI School of Music faculty artist Ann Bradfield will coordinate and host this day-long event celebrating saxophone study and performance. Guest artist Idit Shner will perform and present at the event. For more information, click here or contact Ann.Bradfield@uni.edu.

Bassoon and Friends

Sunday, April 13, 2014, 8 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

School of Music professor David Rachor will coordinate a student recital from the bassoon studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.

Guest Artist Recital: Sandor Ostlund, double bass

Monday, April 14, 2014, 6 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

Visting artist Sandor Ostlund will present a double bass recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Ostlund is Associate Professor of Double Bass at Baylor University and is an active and versatile performer and pedagogue. He has an eclectic musical background that includes solo, chamber, orchestral, early music, studio, jazz, and new music performances. This event is free and open to the public.

Non-degree Student Recital: Zachary Gignac, piano

Monday, April 14, 2014, 8 p.m. Studio 101, Russell Hall

Senior music student Zachary Gignac will present a non-degree piano recital featuring student musician Antonio Garza, trumpet. This event is free and open to the public.

UNITUBA Concert

Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of tuba Jeffrey Funderburk, the UNITUBA Ensembles will offer a spring recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Non-degree Student Recital: Alex Aldridge, guitar

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

Senior music student Alex Aldridge will present a non-degree guitar recital. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI Student Composer’s Concert

Wednesday, April 16, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

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.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Dmitri Vorobiev: Kaitlin McCrary, piano

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Kaitlin McCrary will present a degree piano recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Symphonic Band

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a spring concert with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Angeleita Floyd: Magdalen Peña, flute

Friday, April 18, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Magdalen Peña will present a degree flute recital featuring faculty artist Serena Hou, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

Spotlight Series: Northern Iowa Wind Symphony

Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Ronald Johnson, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will offer a spring concert as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Student Chamber Music Concert

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Coordinated by UNI School of Music faculty artists, student musicians will offer a chamber music concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Spotlight Series: UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club

Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

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.

Guest Artist Recital: Michael Krajewski, guitar

Monday, April 21, 2014, 8 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

Visiting artist Michael Krajewski, guitar will present a recital. Michael J. Krajewski earned his Bachelors of Music at Berklee College of Music (1998) in Professional Music and Master of Music at Georgia State University (2007) in Jazz Studies, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a secondary area in Music Education at the University of Minnesota (2013). Michael is on the guitar faculty at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and maintains an active private studio in Woodbury, MN. This event is free and open to the public.

Women’s Chorus and Glee Club Camerata

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Coordinated and conducted by UNI School of Music faculty artists Dyan Meyer and John Len Wiles, the UNI Women’s Chorus and the Men’s Glee Club Camerata will present a spring performance. This event is free and open to the public.

Jazz Panthers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium Russell Hall

Under the direction of faculty artist and conductor Robert Washut, the UNI Jazz Panthers will offer a spring concert. UNI alumnus Mike Conrad will be the featured guest artist and will be a jazz piano and trombone soloist as well as a composer/arranger from whom the Jazz Panthers have commissioned a special piece. This event is free and open to the public.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Jean McDonald: Kayla Kjeldseth, soprano

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Kayla Kjeldseth will present a degree vocal recital with faculty artist Korey Barrett, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

Guest Artist Recital: Karel Keldermans, carillon

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12 p.m. Campanile, UNI campus

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Gretchen Brumwell: Acacia Scott, harp

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Acacia Scott will present a degree harp recital featuring student musicians Elizabeth Anderson, Kayla Becker, Hannah Carr-Murphy, Hayley Graham, Malcolm Burke, Isaak Sund and Nick Wills. This event is free and open to the public.

Jazz Band III and UNI Concert Band

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

The UNI Jazz Band III and the UNI Concert Band will present a shared spring concert under the direction of Chris Merz, Daniel Galyen and graduate student conductors. This event is free and open to the public.

Guest Artist Recital: Karel Keldermans, carillon

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12 p.m. Campanile, UNI campus

Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.

Junior Student Recital from the studio of Angeleita Floyd: Stephanie Thimmesch, flute

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

Junior music student Stephanie Thimmesch will present a degree flute recital featuring faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

Percussion Studio Concert

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

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.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Amanda McCandless: Madeline Young, clarinet

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Madeline Young will present a degree clarinet recital featuring student musicians Jessica Schick, piano, and Kayla Kjeldseth, soprano. This event is free and open to the public.

Senior Student Recital from the studio of Yu-Ting Su: Emily Linder, horn

Friday, April 25, 2014, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Senior music student Emily Linder will present a degree horn recital featuring faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. This event is free and open to the public.

Community Music School Spring Recital Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014, various times, Russell Hall

The UNI Community Music School will host their spring recitals. For more information on this event, contact Cindi Mason at cynthia.mason@uni.edu.

UNI Suzuki School Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra Concert

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

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

Oboe Studio Recital

Monday, April 28, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of oboe Heather Peyton, the UNI oboe studio will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Senior Student Recital from the studios of Robert Washut and Sean Botkin: Jon Snell, piano

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

Senior music student Jon Snell will present a degree piano recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Clarinet Studio & Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a spring concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Spotlight Series: Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45

Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor John Len Wiles, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will join with the Concert Chorale and UNI Singers to present Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, op. 45 as part of the Spotlight Series. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

UNI Children's Choir Spring Concert

Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

The UNI Children's Choir will offer their spring concert under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI New Horizons Band Spring Concert

Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

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.

Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Concert

Monday, May 12, 2014, 6 p.m. Graham Hall, Russell Hall

The UNI Suzuki School will sponsor the Northern Iowa Youth Orchestra's Chamber Music spring concert. This ensemble features area high school musicians and is conducted by John Chiles. This event is free and open to the public.

UNI Suzuki Spring Concert

Sunday, May 18, 2014, 4 p.m. Great Hall, GBPAC

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

Suzuki Honors Recital

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

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

Midwest International Piano Competition

June 1-7, 2014, GBPAC

For more information on this brand new, international event, click here.