Visiting artist Alisa Belflower will present a voice master class as part of her two day residency at UNI. Alisa has musically directed, coached, and/or directed over 100 productions. A passionate advocate for little-known musical theatre repertoire, both older and newer, she created www.musicaltheatrearts.com, the first multimedia encyclopedia of contemporary musical theatre composers on the internet. She currently serves on the faculty at both the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film’s acting/directing faculty and the Glenn Korff School of Music’s voice faculty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This event is free and open to the public.
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This day-long event will feature hands-on workshops and engaging activities for clarinetists and clarinet choirs.
The UNI Community Music School will present their fall recitals. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Amy Kotsonis, the UNI Singers will share a concert with the Symphonic Band, led by conductor Danny Galyen. Visiting artist Andrew Boysen Jr., conductor and composer, will appear with these ensembles as part of the 2015-16 School of Music guest artist series. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Chris Merz will offer a fall concert with repertoire and soloists to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Ann Bradfield will present a saxophone recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Visiting artist Matthew Bengtson will present a piano recital. Critically acclaimed as a “musician’s pianist,” Matthew Bengtson has a unique combination of musical talents ranging from extraordinary pianist, to composer, analyst, and scholar of performance practice, and thus is in demand as both soloist and collaborator. As a La Gesse Fellow, he has been presented in concerts in France, Italy and Hungary, at Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello, and in solo recitals at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Students from the UNI tuba and euphonium studio will perform in this recital, led by tuba/euphonium instructor Jesse Orth. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Edmund Cord will present a trumpet master class for UNI students. Cord has performed with Doc Severinsen, Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Marvin Hamlisch, the Moody Blues, and others in jazz and commercial genres. Often requested for commercial recording dates, he performs frequently with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Carmel Brass, Broadway touring companies, big bands, and other ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.