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Visiting artist Jim Dreier will offer a drumset master class. A lecturer in jazz studies at the University of Iowa, Dreier is a drum set-Latin percussion specialist, educator, clinician, and performer. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and a Master of Arts degree in music theory from the University of Iowa. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. John Len Wiles (School of Music) and Dr. Susan Hill (Philosophy and World Religions) will present a collaborative presentation. All of the major world religions value the pilgrimage or spiritual journey for its transformative effects on individuals and cultures. In June 2015, Wiles led a group of musicians on a pilgrimage following The Wicklow Way in Ireland. Walking for hours every day, rehearsing along the route, and performing at the end of the journey was exhilarating, exhausting, and life-changing. Come experience Vox Peregrini through music, pictures and words, as we explore the multifaceted connections between music and pilgrimage. This event is free and open to the public.
This event has been postponed; postponement date TBD.
This concert will feature guest artists Eun Ho Kim, violin, Tara Lynn Ramsey, violin, Katie Wolfe, violin, Marie-Elaine Gagnon, cello and Susan Keith Gray, piano, as well as faculty artist Julia Bullard, viola. These artists will collaborate to present piano quintets by Nicolai Medtner and Sir Edward Elgar. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Bob Dunn, guitar, will present a recital. Dunn will collaborate with Heather Peyton, oboe, Julia Bullard, viola, Dominique Cawley (UNI alumna and Wartburg Faculty), flute, Chris Merz, saxophone, David Dunn, chapman stick, and Josh Hakanson, drum set. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Jesse Orth, tuba, will present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Randy Grabowski, trumpet, will present a recital with repertoire and additional collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Randall Harlow, organ, will present a recital. The concert is offered as a preview of his upcoming triple-CD release, an anthology of contemporary works for organ by major American composers. The program will consist of previously unrecorded works by William Bolcom, Tom Johnson, John Anthony Lennon, Ursula Mamlok, Ken Ueno, Aaron Travers, and John Zorn. This event is free and open to the public.
This day-long workshop for double bass players and enthusiasts will feature classical and jazz bass master classes, clinics, and concerts. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/uni-bass-jamboree.