Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
Visiting artists Jennifer Laubenthal, clarinet, and Kathy Melago, flute, will present a recital. Laubenthal is assistant professor of clarinet at Eastern New Mexico University. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron, and a master's and a doctorate from Ohio State University. Melago is assistant professor of music education at Slippery Rock University. She earned her undergraduate degree from Slippery Rock University, a master's from the University of Northern Iowa, and her doctorate from Ohio State University. This event is free and open to the public.
See the star of Nat Geo WILD’s brand new series “Cesar 911” and the original host of National Geographic’s “Dog Whisperer” perform his incredible dog training techniques, LIVE! If you’ve seen him on television you know his ability to entertain and amaze people (and dogs) is remarkable. Joined by his famous four-legged companion, Junior, Cesar will share his philosophies and methods, then present examples via live demonstrations with dogs from our own Humane Society. You’ll be amazed and inspired by the simplicity with which Cesar’s Way can bring harmony and balance into the lives of you and your dog. If you are a dog owner, or just a dog lover, you won’t want to miss Cesar Millan.
Visiting artists Alena Lugovkina, flute, and Katherin Ventura, harp, will present a recital. Katherine and Alena began playing together in 2012 during the internationally renowned Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, in which they were both members of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Having enjoyed performing together not just orchestrally, but also finding success as chamber music partners, they decided to form a flute and harp duo. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist David Earll will present a tuba recital with UNI faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. Earll is a Willson Tuba Artist and Professor of Tuba, Euphonium, and Trombone at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. David currently plays with the vibrant UW-Platteville faculty chamber group Ensemble Nouveau and has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, the Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the University of South Dakota Faculty Brass Quintet and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Margaryta Golovko will present a piano recital. Golovko was the 1st place winner of the 2014 Midwest International Piano Competition, held at UNI. Ukraine-born Golovko is a regular at the prize podiums of European piano competitions, and has already performed concerts in 9 countries spread across 3 continents. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Faculty artist Cayla Bellamy, bassoon, will present a recital titled “Stolen,” with Sean Botkin, piano. The recital will feature works unintended for bassoon by Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann, Ludovico Einaudi, Maurice Allard, and JacobTV. This event is free and open to the public.
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 Wonkak Kim, clarinet, Eunhye Grace Choi, piano, Carrie Koffman, saxophone, William Ludwig, bassoon and Keri McCarthy, oboe, will also appear as clinicians and performers. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/reedday .
One of our most interactive performances of the year, the UNI School of Music Performance Competition Finals concert is a great opportunity to get involved in the music education of our students. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is ticketed. $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, $8 non-UNI students. Call 319-273-4TIX.
Visiting artist Ani Gogova will present a piano recital. Ani Gogova’s dazzling artistic presence has been captivating audiences around the world for almost two decades. Her career started early in her native Bulgaria when she won all major competitions, including the most prestigious National Music Competition “Svetoslav Obretenov”, as well as top prizes in several international competitions for young pianists. Since then, Gogova has appeared in solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in Bulgaria, Italy, Serbia, England, and throughout the US. Her solo renditions have been heard on the Bulgarian National Radio, FM Classic Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, and WFMT Chicago. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music professor Kevin Droe will coordinate this engaging performance experience: Spectrum Project Final Show. The Spectrum Project combines music, movement and drama for children 6-18 with different abilities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kevin.Droe@uni.edu.
Faculty artist Heather Peyton, oboe, will present a recital with Robin Guy, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
It all began with “The Way You Look Tonight” in 1961, The Lettermen’s first single and huge billboard success. By the time their second single, “When I Fall in Love,” came out, The Lettermen had become big stars. Their youthful harmonies and distinct attire (Letterman sweaters!) immortalized them in the young lives of many Americans. Now The Lettermen return, still bearing all that youth in their memorable music.
Faculty artist Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano, will present a recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Queer Monologues is the first event of Pride Week 2016. LGBTQ students and community members will share their stories through monologues and poetry. Admission is free.
Pride Week Drag Ball will feature drag performers raising money for the Cedar AIDS Support System (CASS) to help those living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. Admission is free; tipping and donations are encouraged.
Faculty artists Cayla Bellamy, bassoon, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, and Heather Peyton, oboe, will present a recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Julia Bullard will coordinate the spring UNI Viola Studio recital. This event is free and open the public.