School of Music
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.
The UNI Children's Choir will offer their winter concert under the direction of Michelle Swanson. This event is free and open to the public.
The New Horizons Band will offer its winter concert. Under the direction of Diana Blake, the New Horizons Band features musicians 55 and older who travel from all over Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
A perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Come join the UNI School of Music choral ensembles and orchestra in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites and majestic, winter-inspired works. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor of clarinet Amanda McCandless, the UNI Clarinet Studio and Ensemble will offer a fall concert. This event is free and open to the public.