The Autism and Arts Education Symposium is a 2-day conference that features research, practice and showcase in the arts and autism. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, practitioners, teachers, therapists and parents who specialize in arts education for children with autism with the purpose of sharing ideas and learning more about the benefits of the arts for children with autism. UNI faculty artist Kevin Droe will coordinate this event. For more information or to register, visit www.autismandarts.org .
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School of Music professor Ann Bradfield will coordinate a student recital from the saxophone studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of faculty artist Mitra Sadeghpour, UNI Opera will present a showcase performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Led by conductor and professor Rebecca Burkhardt, this day-long event will host Iowa high school students at a hands-on, interactive orchestra invitational. For more information, contact Rebecca.Burkhardt@uni.edu.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer their final spring concert along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor Cayla Bellamy will coordinate a student recital from the bassoon studio at UNI. This event is free and open to the public.
The UNI Suzuki School will present the spring Northern Iowa Junior Orchestra concert. This event is free and open to the public.
This recital, a performance of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, will feature School of Music faculty artists Morgan Horning, Jean McDonald, Korey Barrett, Frederick Halgedahl, Todd Williams, Julia Bullard, Suzanne Bullard and Alexander Pershounin, as well as student musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professors and conductors Daniel Galyen and Rebecca Burkhardt, the Symphonic Band and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a shared spring concert featuring visiting artist Libby Larsen, composer. For more on Larsen, visit libbylarsen.com. This event is free and open to the public.