The UNI School of Music presents a brand new, day-long event for brass players. Events will include brass master classes as part of our All State Brass Workshop, as well as interactive sessions with UNI faculty artists and a 5 p.m. final concert featuring participating students in like-instrument ensembles as well as in a large massed ensemble. The Northern Brass Quintet will complete the program with their own selections. For more information, contact Anthony.Williams@uni.edu.
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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.
Get ready for a celebration and join us for a musical romance! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, as well as a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. The concert will feature James Linahon (‘73), exceptional musician and producer from Los Angeles, conducting the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to his touring days with Frank Sinatra. Also featured: over a dozen exceptional UNI faculty artists, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, Concert Chorale, UNI percussion studio, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir, Opera UNI and more! Please join us for this exciting event and help support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Boehmer at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present a cantata (selection to be announced) by J.S. Bach. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Eugene Rousseau will present a recital and master class. Rousseau has performed across North America and on five continents since his Carnegie Hall debut. Rousseau has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Pan-American Festival Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the BBC Orchestra in London, the Janácek Philharmonic (Czech Republic), the Prague Symphony, the Kansai Philharmonic (Osaka), the Santiago Philharmonic (Chile), and has offered recitals and master classes throughout the world on a variety of topics related to his instrument. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Matthew Andreini, percussion, and Anthony Williams, trombone, will collaborate to present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Cayla Bellamy will present a bassoon recital themed “Tour de France” with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Sandy Nordahl and Jeffrey Funderburk will present an electronic music concert. This event is free and open to the public.
This concert, coordinated by Bob Washut, is a tribute to Kenny Wheeler, an influential jazz trumpeter and composer who passed away last year (September 2014). The dodectet features UNI faculty artists as well as guest musicians. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music professor Alison Altstatt will present a lecture titled "Re-membering the Wilton Processional: A Manuscript Lost and Found." This paper concerns a notated leaf of an English medieval manuscript held in the Special Collections of the University of Iowa Libraries. Musical, textual and codicological evidence supports the identification of the leaf as a fragment of a processional from Wilton Abbey, an important center for women’s Latin learning from its tenth-century foundation to its sixteenth-century dissolution. The recovery of the University of Iowa leaf, along with more than thirty others, provides a window into the abbey’s musico-poetic tradition, its processional liturgies, and its dramatic rituals. This lecture is given as part of the "Musically Speaking" series. This event is free and open to the public.