School of Music
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 Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' mensch und Gott, BWV 127. This event is free and open to the public.
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 7-9, 2013. 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 at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Saturday's concert for this event is at 2 p.m. and will be ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.
Featuring an exciting and diverse group of UNI School of Music faculty artists, this concert will kick off the spring 2013 Spotlight Series concerts. Hosted by Dmitri Vorobiev, this concert will feature faculty artists John Hines, bass, Polina Khatsko, piano, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, Chris Merz, saxophone, Randy Grabowski, trumpet, and Chris Buckholz, trombone, as well as selected outstanding School of Music students. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets .
UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will coordinate this event, featuring master classes and performances by guest artists Keith Lemmons, Kimberly Cole Luevano and Daniel Friberg with UNI faculty pianist Robin Guy. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration.
Visiting artist Kirsten Yon will present a violin recital. Yon has performed with numerous professional orchestras across the United States and South America, including the Ann Arbor Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. An acclaimed teacher, performer and clinician, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music before pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Yon is currently in residence at the University of Houston where she is Associate Professor of Violin. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest artist and returning UNI alumna Hannah Leffler will present a flute recital with guest pianist Du Huang. Leffler currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Flute at Luther College, serves as flute faculty at the Northeast Iowa School of Music and manages a private studio in the Waterloo area. She performs frequently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and is a principal substitute flutist for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra. She received a Master’s degree in flute performance from the University of Northern Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest ensemble the Justin Kisor Quintet will offer a concert. The group features guest artists Justin Kisor, trumpet, Hans Sturm, bass, Paul Haar, tenor sax and John Kizilarmut, drums, as well as faculty artist Bob Washut, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital featuring Sean Botkin, piano, and Chris Buckholz, trombone. Repertoire for this concert will include all 21st century works, including a world premiere written by Chinese composer Man-Ching Donald Yu specifically for Grabowski, as well as an Iowa premiere by Gordon Goodwin. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Ruthanne Schempf will present a piano recital. Schempf is on the faculties of SUNY-New Paltz and Marist College and has been the pianist for the West Point Cadet Glee Club. She has studied with Ralph Votapek, Robert Goldsand and Marc Silverman, and has earned degrees from Michigan State University and the Manhattan School of Music. 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.