School of Music
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 call (319) 273-2025.
Join us as exceptional School of Music faculty artists and student ensembles illustrate the excellence of the music program at UNI! The 31st Annual Scholarship Benefit concert will celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the School of Music at UNI, and will feature music by faculty artists John Hines, Sean Botkin and Randy Grabowski, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, Jazz Band One, UNI Singers, Concert Chorale, Women’s Chorus and the Varsity Men’s Glee Club. Proceeds from the concert benefit scholarships for current School of Music students. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Visiting artist Dennis Petersen, tenor, will present a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise. Petersen will perform with pianist and conductor Alan Johnson. A performer of immense talent and style, Dennis Petersen’s extensive career includes regular guest artist performances with numerous major opera houses and regional theaters, including Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, Opera Pacific, Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Spoleto Festivals and Saito Kinen Festivals. 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 Bach’s Liebster Gott, wann werd ich sterben?, BWV 8. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Jim Miller will present a trombone recital. Jim Miller is the associate principal trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 1999. His previous orchestral experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the Long Island Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko, featuring works by Bohuslav Martinů, Johann Baptist Georg Neruda and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Featuring UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard and guest artists violinist Susanna Klein, and cellist Hannah Holman, Trio 826 will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Robert Washut will present jazz recital featuring guest artists Dane Richeson, drums, and Mark Urness, bass, as well as additional jazz faculty artists. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.
The UNI Jazz Combo Camp musicians will offer a pre-Sturgis Falls/Cedar Basin Jazz Festival concert. The week long UNI Jazz Combo camp is an intensive exploration of small group jazz playing and improvisation. The concert caps off a week of rehearsing and showcases the high school students’ musical talents. The free concert is hosted by College Hill Partnership, University Book & Supply and the University of Northern Iowa. Bring your lawn chairs; concessions are available for purchase and coolers are permitted.