Faculty and guests artist ensemble Christopher's Very Happy.Band. (CVH.B.) will present a concert featuring bright jazz compositions. Faculty artist Christopher Merz, saxophone, will be joined by guest artists Mike Conrad, piano, Drew Morton, bass, and Dave Tiede, drums. This event is free and open to the public.
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UNI School of Music faculty artist Tina Su will present a horn recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
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.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randall Harlow will present an organ recital. The program will feature recent works for organ by major American composers including Jennifer Higdon, David Lang, Nico Muhly, Larry Polansky, Shulamit Ran, Joan Tower and George Walker. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Michael Suttle will present a lecture-concert titled “Business Principles - Demonstrating Mentorship” featuring both trumpet performance and lecture. 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.
The Panther Marching Band, the largest student organization on the UNI campus with more than 250 members, combines Panther spirit, pride, musicianship and more than 100 years of tradition. Students in the band will attend this week-long camp to begin rehearsals for the 2014 season. For more information, contact Danny.Galyen@uni.edu.
This one day conference will bring together high school counselors, community college advisers and representatives from each of the STEM departments at UNI to learn what each group is currently doing to advance STEM, discuss the career options available to STEM majors, work toward a common understanding about what students need to learn and do to prepare themselves to pursue majors in STEM disciplines, and discuss proposed curriculum changes in STEM disciplines with impact on transfer students.
The Sturgis Youth Theatre presents this delightful classic story of a young girl, her hopes and dreams, and the Fairy Godmother who helps her believe in herself to make them all come true!