The UNI School of Music will host the second annual Midwest International Carillon, September 14-16. Carillonneurs from around the world have been invited to play concerts and to participate in the conference which will be held on the campus of UNI. For more information, visit music.uni.edu/carillonfestival.
College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Visiting artists Ryan Gardner, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, will present a recital. Gardner current serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University, and has an extensive career as an educator, solo and orchestral performer, and chamber musician. Wilt serves as vocal coach and collaborative pianist at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist and coach. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, will perform with UNI jazz faculty artists. Kolker is a multi-talented performer, composer and arranger. He performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto from 1994 through 2002 (with whom he received two Grammy nominations). He also has appeared and/or appears regularly in New York City with such groups as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Big Band, the Gil Evans Orchestra and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Andrew Smith will present a tuba recital. Smith currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University and Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Smith is an active performer and educator on low brass, as well as an active adjudicator, clinician, and director for the marching arts. He holds degrees from Ithaca College, Renton Technical College, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This event is free and open to the public.
This "greatest hits" recital will explore selections from Vivaldi's 37 bassoon concerti, a quantity second only to those he wrote for the violin. Cayla Bellamy will perform alongside UNI's Lynn Worcester and her Double or Nothing colleague MSN J. Benjamin Smith, also joined by UNI student bassoonists Anya Shorey, Annalea Milligan, Laura Sabotta, Jarod Kral, and Josh Carlo. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Dr. Melinda Boyd, associate professor of music history at UNI, will present a lecture as part of the “Musically Speaking” series. This event is free and open to the public.
The voice division will present a concert of Baroque ensembles featuring collaborations with instrumental faculty artists and students. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
The faculty members of the UNI Community Music School will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.