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Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 9:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu

Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

UNI will host its inaugural training conference, Elect Her–Campus Women Win, the only program in the country that encourages and trains college women to run for student government and future political office. A collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, Elect Her addresses the need to expand the pipeline to women running for office and to diminish the longstanding political leadership gender gap.

Participants will garner hands-on campaign skills, hear from inspiring local speakers and discuss research on women in government. The day will conclude with an opportunity to network with female leaders from various agencies throughout the community. There is no cost for this event; breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. To register visit http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/; for more information, call 319-273-3210 or http://www.uni.edu/provost/diversity.

Friday, January 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm

School of Music faculty artists Amanda McCandless, Ann Bradfield, Heather Peyton and Cayla Bellamy will coordinate and appear as clinicians at this event. Guest clinicians Richard Faria (Ithaca College), Rhonda Taylor (New Mexico State University), Jan Eberle (Michigan State University) and Amy Pollard (University of Georgia) will also appear as clinicians and performers. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/reedday

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

More than a workshop, this is part of a campus-wide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Provides a unique method. Sponsored by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute, a group of volunteer faculty, staff and students from across campus trained to facilitte NCBI workshops. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Registration: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/ For more information: 273-3210 or http://www.uni.edu/provost/diversity.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 14, 2015 (All day)

The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 12-14, 2015. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. 

Friday, February 20, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, February 21, 2015 (All day)

The Beta Nu Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the UNI School of Music invite you and your band to the 60th Annual Tallcorn Jazz Festival and 64th Sinfonian Dimensions in Jazz Concerts to be held on February 20 and 21, 2015, on the UNI campus. Dave Douglas, trumpeter and composer, will be the featured guest artist at this year’s event. For more information, click here. Concerts for this event are ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets.

Concerts: Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:15 p.m. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide a model to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts; applicable for interpersonal, group, organizational and social issues. The information presented is particularly useful for classes, student organizations, campus departments, residence halls and more. To register visit http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/; for more information, call 319-273-3210 or http://www.uni.edu/provost/diversity.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00 am

School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Storm Lake High School, Spirit Lake High School, Algona High School, Le Mars High School and Waterloo West High School. This event is free but requires registration. Contact music@uni.edu for more information. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 27, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day)

The UNI School of Music will host the 2015 Iowa Composers Forum Spring New Music Festival. This festival will featured new music from Iowa composers, as well as a student musician performance featuring art songs by Hearst Series artist and composer Jake Heggie at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27. For more information on the Iowa Composers Forum, visit www.iowacomposers.org . For more information on this event, contact Alan.Schmitz@uni.edu

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, March 29, 2015 (All day)

The UNI Suzuki School will present their bi-annual recital weekend. For more information, visit www.uni.edu/music/suzuki . This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

UNI faculty artist Theresa Camilli will coordinate a master class for the Piano Pedagogy program at UNI. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

More than a workshop, this is part of a campus-wide program to foster diversity inclusion, social justice and community building through a highly positive, interactive approach. Provides a unique method. Sponsored by the UNI-National Coalition Building Institute, a group of volunteer faculty, staff and students from across campus trained to facilitte NCBI workshops. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants must be able to stay for the entire workshop. Registration: http://ncbiworkshop.eventbrite.com/ For more information: 273-3210 or http://www.uni.edu/provost/diversity.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00 am

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:00 am

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 yu-ting.su@uni.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 6:30 pm

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

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, April 19, 2015 (All day)

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

Friday, April 24, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day)

The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org

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