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Tina Su, horn

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. 

Jazz Nonet Concert

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. 

Randy Grabowski, trumpet

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. 

Michael Suttle, trumpet

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. 

Midwest Piano Competition: Senior Category Finals Concert

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. 

Midwest International Piano Competition

The School of Music will host the Midwest International Piano Competition. Join us for the inaugural celebration of this new, biennial, global piano competition. The event is open to outstanding youth and professional performing pianists and audience enthusiasts.

The finals concert for the junior category will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 6. The finals concert and receptions for the senior category will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Tickets for both finals concerts are available by calling 319-273-4TIX or visiting www.uni.edu/tickets and selecting "Buy Tickets" under the School of Music heading. 

Preparation, Performance, Reflection: The National Flute Association 41st Annual Convention

Thirteen UNI music students traveled to New Orleans in August to represent "Floyd's Flutastic Flutes" at the National Flute Association Convention. Returning members of the UNI flute studio will present a panel to share their experiences from concerts, masterclasses, lectures and exhibits at the convention. Students were sponsered by the Intercollegiate Academics Travel Fund.

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