Visiting artist Jake Heggie will present a master class as part of the Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Jake Heggie is the American composer of the operas Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, To Hell and Back, and Out of Darkness: a triptych of Holocaust stories (Another Sunrise – Farewell, Auschwitz – For a Look or a Touch). He has also composed more than 250 songs, as well as chamber, choral and orchestral works. Heggie, a Guggenheim Fellow, has served as a mentor to Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative for young composers and librettists for the past two seasons. For more information, visit jakeheggie.com. This event is free and open to the public.
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Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor and conductor Daniel Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands featuring Storm Lake High School, Spirit Lake High School, Algona High School, Le Mars High School and Waterloo West High School. This event is free but requires registration. Contact email@example.com for more information.
School of Music faculty artists Frederick Halgedahl, violin, and Sean Botkin, piano, will collaborate to present this recital. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of choral conductors Amy Kotsonis and John Len Wiles, this concert will feature UNI choirs including Concert Chorale, Varsity Men’s Glee Club, UNI Singers and Women’s Chorus. Visiting artist Alice Parker will also engage the audience at this unique musical event where all will be encouraged to interact and participate. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI faculty artist Dmitri Vorobiev will coordinate a visit artist recital from University of Iowa faculty and students musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Randy Hogancamp and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.