One of our most interactive performances of the year, the UNI School of Music Performance Competition Finals concert is a great opportunity to get involved in the music education of our students. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is free and open to the public.
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Faculty artist Heather Peyton, oboe, will present a recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest artists Sydney Carlson, Leonard Garrison, Jennifer Rhyne, and Paul Taub, members of the IWO Flute Quartet, will present a recital featuring music by composer Harvey Sollberger. Harvey Sollberger is a composer, conductor and flutist who has long been active on both the American and international music scenes. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professors and conductors Ronald Johnson and Danny Galyen will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Visiting ensemble the Adam Larson Quartet will present a recital. The quartet features Adam Larson, saxophone, Can Olgun, piano, Matt Penman, bass, and Johnathan Blake, drums. With three records under his belt, Adam Larson’s latest, entitled “Selective Amnesia”, was released on the Inner Circle Music Label and was featured in the New York Times, Downbeat, Saxophone Journal and several other publications in print and online. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Geoff Durbin will present a euphonium recital with UNI faculty artist Robin Guy, piano. Durbin is a professional trombonist and euphoniumist, currently a member of Presidio Brass, based in San Diego, CA. Additionally, he is a Doctoral Candidate in Performance at the University of Memphis. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music will host five exceptionally talented conductors from around the world on the UNI campus for a week-long, immersive musical experience. For more information, contact Ronald.Johnson@uni.edu.
Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Ryan Frost 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.
Featuring UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard and guest artists violinist Susanna Klein, and cellist Hannah Holman, Trio 826 will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Opera will present a spring showcase featuring scenes from a variety of operas presented in a minimalist style. Our cast of undergraduate and graduate performers take on the challenges of music from both obscure works and operatic standards. A special feature will be "Die Kleine Harlequinade," a short opera by Antonio Salieri, directed by UNI senior music students Alexandra Saulsbury. This event is free and open to the public.
Performances at 7:30 p.m. both nights.