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Executive Vice President and Provost

Drum Circle with Robert Lawrence Friedman

Visiting artist Robert Lawrence Friedman will lead an interactive drum circle in the McElroy Lobby at the Gallagher-Bluedorn as part of the 2014-15 Meryl Norton Hearst Visiting Artist Series. Robert Lawrence Friedman, M.A., author, professional speaker/trainer, corporate coach, and psychotherapist has provided his training programs, workshops and coaching programs to Fortune 100 and 500 corporations, universities, and health care organizations through the United States, Europe and Asia. His expertise in the areas of stress management, leadership development and teambuilding has led to national and international media attention. For more info, visit This event is free and open to the public. 

County Fair! The 33rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

Get ready for a celebration and join us for a County Fair! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, as well as an exciting County Fair-themed post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. Guest artist Nicolle Foland, soprano (San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, etc.) will perform. The concert will also feature music by faculty artists Ann Bradfield, Tina Su, Heather Peyton, Polina Khatsko, Anthony Williams, Sean Botkin and Jean McDonald. Also featured: the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, Jazz Band One, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined UNI choirs 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.

Ronald Chioldi, piano

Visiting artist Ronald Chioldi will present a piano recital. Ronald Chioldi is Professor of Music at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where he teaches piano, class piano, and music theory. As a performer, he has appeared recently in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. This event is free and open to the public.

Tina Su, horn

UNI School of Music faculty artist Tina Su will present a horn recital with Polina Khatsko, piano. Repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public. 

Jazz Nonet Concert

This concert, coordinated by Bob Washut, is a tribute to Cedar Walton, an important jazz pianist and composer who passed away last year (August 2013). It features UNI faculty and alumni, in addition to guest drummer John Kizilarmut. Several special jazz nonet arrangements of Walton's compositions, including three by members of the ensemble, will be performed. This event is free and open to the public. 

Randy Grabowski, trumpet

UNI School of Music faculty artist Randy Grabowski will present a trumpet recital with faculty pianist Polina Khatsko, featuring a wide variety of work from a turn-of-the-century test piece for the conservatory in Liege (Belgium) to a wild and difficult modern Sonata by American James Stephenson. The performance will also include a haunting new Elegy by Polish composer Miroslow Gasieniec, the highly jazz-influenced Sonata by American jazz trumpeter Charles Reskin, and one of the few solo works by John Philip Sousa. This event is free and open to the public. 


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