School of Music
Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a performance featuring members of the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival. The concert will be titled "What Happens to a Dream Deferred?" and will feature works by Frank Proto and Henry Cowell. This event is part of the Reaching for Higher Ground series and is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Jesse Krebs, clarinet, Brian Kubin, cello, and Ilia Radoslavov, piano will present a recital. The trio serves on the faculty at Truman State University and have celebrated successful careers as performers and educators individually and collaboratively. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Melissa Plamann will present an organ recital as part of the 2012-13 Organ Recital Series. Plamann is an accomplished organist and has earned degrees in organ performance with a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University and a Master of Music degree from Emory University. Plamann completed her Doctor of Music degree in organ performance at Indiana University. She has performed throughout the United States and Europe, and has taught courses in organ literature and church music at both Indiana University and Emory University. Plamann is currently University Organist and Wanda L. Bass Chair of Organ at Oklahoma City University. This event is free and open to the public.
This Spotlight Series concert will feature combined choirs from UNI including members of the Concert Chorale, Men’s Glee Club, UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX, or visit www.uni.edu/tickets .
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Trio Solari will present a clarinet, violin/viola and piano recital. One of the most dynamic chamber ensembles touring the world today, Trio Solari has appeared at OKMozart International Music Festival, Thy Chamber Music Festival in Denmark, University of Michigan, Rice University and University of Notre Dame, among others. All three members of the trio (Chad Burrow, clarinet, Yung-Hsiang Wang, violin, and Amy I-Lin Cheng, piano) have held significant academic positions, and are firmly committed to educational outreach as well as audience development through lecture-performances. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Community Music School and Piano Pedagogy program will join together to present a master class. This event is free and open to the public.
The School of Music will hold the second of its two annual audition days. For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office.
Guest and faculty artist ensemble SEXtet will offer a concert. The group features guest artists Brent Sandy, trumpet, Dave Altemeier, bass, and John Kizilarmut, drums, as well as faculty artists Chris Buckholz, trombone, Chris Merz, saxophones, and Bob Washut, piano. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artists Lynn Vartan and Matthew Coley will present a percussion recital. Lynn Vartan is an international performer and educator who is an advocate for diversity in music. A devoted ensemble musician, Lynn is the percussionist for Southwest Chamber Music, the violin/percussion duo 61/4 which she founded with Shalini Vijayan, and a duo percussion group she formed with Tambuco's Miguel Gonzalez. She received her Master's and Doctorate degrees with special honors and recognition from the University of Southern California. Lynn is currently the Director of Percussion at Southern Utah University. Matthew Coley performs regularly as a soloist throughout the US and Europe, and has performed with the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, San Francisco Sinfonietta, Moldavian Philharmonic and Tele-Radio Orchestras, and Kurpfalzisches Kammerorchester Mannheim. He has been featured on Chicago’s WFMT Classical Radio Station and has presented concerts and master classes at universities in over 15 states, as well as Denmark, Germany, Moldova, and Sweden. This event is free and open to the public.