Visiting artist Ronald Chioldi will present a piano recital. Ronald Chioldi is Professor of Music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he teaches piano, class piano, and music theory. As a performer, he has appeared recently in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. This event is free and open to the public.
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Faculty and guests artist ensemble Christopher's Very Happy.Band. (CVH.B.) will present a concert featuring bright jazz compositions. Faculty artist Christopher Merz, saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Mike Conrad, piano, Drew Morton, bass, and Dave Tiede, drums. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Tina Su will present a horn recital with Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
This concert, coordinated by Bob Washut, is a tribute to Cedar Walton, an important jazz pianist and composer who passed away last year (August 2013). It features UNI faculty and alumni, in addition to guest drummer John Kizilarmut. Several special jazz nonet arrangements of Walton's compositions, including three by members of the ensemble, will be performed. 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 a wide variety of work from a turn-of-the-century test piece for the conservatory in Liege (Belgium) to a wild and difficult modern Sonata by American James Stephenson. The performance will also include a haunting new Elegy by Polish composer Miroslow Gasieniec, the highly jazz-influenced Sonata by American jazz trumpeter Charles Reskin, and one of the few solo works by John Philip Sousa. This event is free and open to the public.
Please note: this event has been cancelled.
Visiting artist Michael Suttle will present a lecture-concert titled “Business Principles - Demonstrating Mentorship” featuring both trumpet performance and lecture. Suttle will collaborate with UNI faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Suttle is a software executive and orchestral trumpet player/soloist. Repertoire will include pieces by John Williams, V. Berdiev and more. This event is free and open to the public.
The Panther Marching Band, the largest student organization on the UNI campus with more than 250 members, combines Panther spirit, pride, musicianship and more than 100 years of tradition. Students in the band will attend this week-long camp to begin rehearsals for the 2014 season. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.
Join us for the senior category finals concert, the exciting final event at the Midwest International Piano Competition. Three senior category finalists will compete for the $10,000 top prize, a recording with Blue Griffin label, an artist management contract with Heartland Concert Artists and the opportunity to perform with the wcfsymphony. The finals competition will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue with a staged reception featuring appetizers, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks and celebrating. The evening will conclude with the awards presentation. Tickets are available by calling (319) 273-4849 or visiting uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading.