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Guest Artist Recital: Covalence

Visiting duo Covalence will present a recital. Covalence is a Chamber Duo comprised of internationally acclaimed performing artists Mark Clodfelter, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano. This dynamic duo has performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to command audiences in some of the world’s foremost venues. This event is free and open to the public. 

Guest Artist Recital: Michele Gingras – The Klezmer Clarinet

Visiting artist Michele Gingras will offer a presentation on klezmer clarinet. Gingras is Distinguished Professor of Clarinet at Miami University, where she was named Hays Crossen Curry Distinguished Educator in 2002 and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate School in 2005. She earned her M.M. at Northwestern University, a Premier Prix in clarinet performance and in chamber music from the Montreal Music Conservatory, and studied in the doctoral program at Indiana University. This event is free and open to the public. 

Midwest Violin Caucus ftg. Laurie Smukler, violin

UNI faculty artist Ross Winter will coordinate this day-long event for violinists. Exceptional guest artist Laurie Smukler will appear. Smukler made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the age of fourteen. A graduate of Juilliard, where she studied with Ivan Galamian, she was a founding member of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and currently serves on the faculty at the Juilliard School. For more information on this event, contact

Postcards from… the 35th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

Get ready for a celebration and join us to collect your postcards from the Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians as well as guest artist Laurie Smukler, violin, faculty artists Ross Winter, violin, Heather Peyton, oboe, Katherine Osborne, mezzo-soprano, James Jenkins, piano, Cayla Bellamy, bassoon and Polina Khatsko, piano, as well as the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, Combined UNI Choirs, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, as well as a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue.
Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

Guest Artist Recital: Andrew Dahlke, saxophone

Visiting artist Andrew Dahlke will present a saxophone recital. Saxophonist Andrew Dahlke is becoming increasingly recognized across the U.S. and abroad for his versatility and the high level of artistry he brings to diverse musical settings and genres. Andrew has received praise as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and jazz saxophonist and improviser on multiple saxophones. This event is free and open to the public. 


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