Visiting artist Tony Baker will present a trombone recital. Considered one of the finest trombonists of his generation, Tony Baker is currently a faculty member at the University of North Texas College of Music. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, he is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota and the University of Central Arkansas. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music
The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. A concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, please contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu.
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.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will present a double bass recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student instrumentalists preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. To register, please visit www.uni.edu/music or call 319-273-2025.
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 Ross.Winter@uni.edu.
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.