Visiting artist Virginia Broffitt, flute, will present a master class for UNI students. Broffitt is currently Assistant Professor of Flute at Oklahoma State University. A versatile musician, she has established a successful career as a teacher, soloist, orchestral musician, and chamber musician. Before her appointment at OSU, she served as faculty at Western Illinois University and flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.
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Faculty artist and educator Amanda McCandless will offer a recital on clarinet featuring unaccompanied clarinet works by contemporary women composers. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist and educator Chris Buckholz will offer a trombone recital. The recital will feature both classical and jazz repertoire. Jazz selections will feature additional faculty artists Chris Merz, saxophones, Bob Dunn, guitar, Bob Washut, piano, staff artist David Dunn, bass and student Cory Healey, drums. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su will present a horn recital with faculty pianist Dmitri Vorobiev. This concert will feature a performance of the work Sonata Concertare in tribute to Verne Reynolds, composer and educator. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Nicole Esposito, flute and Michel Bellavance, flute, will present a duo recital. A charismatic and versatile flutist, Nicole Esposito is the flute professor at The University of Iowa. She has achieved a career as a soloist, teacher, chamber and orchestral musician on an international level having been a featured across the United States, Europe, Central and South America. Bellevance is a Meridian Records artist who has appeared at festivals in Switzerland, the United States and South America, on radio broadcasts for the CBC, the Radio Suisse Romande and National Public Radio (USA), and has given recitals in cities such as Prague, Barcelona, Geneva and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor S. Daniel Galyen, the Symphonic Band will offer a shared concert with the UNI Jazz Panthers, directed by Robert Washut. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Anthony Arnone will present a cello recital. Anthony Arnone enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, recording artist, and teacher throughout the country and around the world. Arnone is associate professor of cello at The University of Iowa School of Music, and is also on the faculty of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, where he teaches and conducts. Arnone has collaborated with many of today’s great chamber ensembles and artists including members of the Pro Arte Quartet, Cypress Quartet, Fry Street Quartet, and Arianna Quartet. This is event is free and open to the public.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
Coordinated by UNI School of Music professors Robin Guy and Kui-Im Lee, this festival will feature hands-on studies in piano and organ. This event requires registration.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. This event does require registration.