The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 6-8, 2014. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is free and open to the public. The Saturday concert for this event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.
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School of Music faculty artist Yu-Ting Su, horn will present a horn recital. The first half of the recital will feature two works for horn and piano (Eurico Carrapatosoa's Sweet Rustica and Corrado Saglietti's Suite for horn and piano) that are the new standards in the horn repertoire. On the second half of the recital, Su will be joined by Claudia Anderson, flute, for Jan Bach's Four Two-Bit Contraptions, Heather Peyton, oboe, and Polina Khatsko, piano, for Herzogenberg's trio. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music visiting faculty artist Anthony Williams will present a trombone recital at UNI. Repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Karen Black will present an organ recital. Black teaches organ, church music, and music theory at Wartburg College. She also conducts Wartburg’s Kantorei (formerly Chapel Choir). She holds the Bachelor of Music degree in church music from St. Olaf College, the Master of Music degree in organ and church music from Indiana University, and the Doctor of Music degree in organ performance and literature from Indiana University. This event is free and open to the public.
Conductor and UNI School of Music professor Ronald Johnson will coordinate this inaugural presentation of a new event which is a shared initiative among the four Iowa universities envisioned as a forum for presentations, discussions and activities focused on the art of conducting. For more information, contact Ronald.Johnson@uni.edu.
UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty artist Polina Khatsko, piano. The concert will feature a varied program including works from the late 1900's to the present, and will represent composers from Russia, the United States and France. This event is free and open to the public.
The Hands of Time Quartet (featuring faculty artists Chris Merz, Bob Dunn, Jonathan Schwabe, and guest Dennis Johnson) will offer a performance. This event is free and open to the public.
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.
The Department of Physics will host the 2014 State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity and ingenuity as well as an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events include the catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge building, soda straw arm and challenge problem.