The Peterhof Ensemble is a collaboration of the UNI Graduate College, the Office of International Programs, and the School of Music. The Ensemble is part of an ongoing educational exchange program between the UNI School of Music and the Russian (Herzen) State Pedagogical University.
Current members of the Ensemble, all graduates of Herzen University in St. Petersburg and now graduate students in the UNI School of Music, include Tat'iana Patina, violin; Denis Kalinnikov, viola; Philippe Goulidov, cello; and Elena Dorozhkina, piano. Members of the Ensemble perform in UNI's Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, the Waverly Community Orchestra, and for various events on campus. These UNI students are active in the local arts community and serve as ambassadors for the School of Music, the Graduate College and the University.