Performing Arts, Music and Theatre
A Magic Mirror. An Evil Queen. A beautiful Princess and Seven outrageous Dwarfs will be on stage this summer as the Sturgis Youth Theatre celebrates it's 20th Summer Fun anniversary. Join us for the classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Call the SYT box office at 273-6387; tickets are $5 and are general admission. Please be aware of road and parking lot construction on campus and allow extra time for parking.
Amp Camp is an innovative summer music camp at the University of Northern Iowa School of Music covering popular music styles including hip-hop, rock, pop, country and R&B. All skills levels and abilities welcome!
The Panther Marching Band, the largest student organization on the UNI campus, combines Panther spirit, pride, musicianship, and more than 100 years of tradition. Students in the band will attend this week-long camp to begin rehearsals for the 2018 season. For more information, contact Justin.Mertz@uni.edu.
The UNI Varsity Glee Club will launch the 2019-20 academic year with a concert in Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.
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.
UNI faculty artists Steve Koh, violin, Julia Bullard, viola, and Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano will collaborate with guest cellist Hannah Holman to perform the music of Mozart, Rebecca Clarke, and Gustav Mahler. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Noa Kageyama will present a school-wide presentation for music students and faculty. Kageyama currently serves as music psychology professor at The Juilliard School, and on staff with the New World Symphony in Miami, FL, and is creator and manager of the web site and blog The Bulletproof Musician. This event is free and open to the public.
This workshop, featuring guest Judy Bowers, the Emy-Lou Bidenharn Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Louisiana Monroe, is designed exclusively for choral music educators of all levels. The University of Northern Iowa is committed to provide a continuing education opportunity for all music educators by connecting them with renowned choral musicians. Contact email@example.com for more information.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Tina Su, horn, and Matthew Andreini, percussion, will collaborate to present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Emily Loboda-Hitchcock will present a saxophone recital. Emily is an accomplished solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator. Her desire to create inspired and meaningful music can be seen not only in her solo performances, but also in chamber performances with her percussion/saxophone duo, Interrobang and saxophone quartet, Minerva. This event is free and open to the public.
Get ready for a celebration and join us for “Coming Attractions!” the 38th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians including the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI Choirs, faculty artist Suzanne Hendrix-Case, mezzo-soprano, the UNI Women’s Chorus, faculty artist Randall Harlow, organ, “Saloon Music” by Bruce Broughton featuring Randy Grabowski, trumpet, with faculty and student musicians, and UNI Jazz Band One. Pre-concert music will be provided by the UNI Children’s Choir during our chocolate course served at 6:45 p.m., and the mainstage concert will be followed excellent hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the lobby with music provided by Bob Dunn, guitar, or step into Davis Hall for a showcase celebrating Walt Whitman on the 200th anniversary of his birthday. Coordinated by faculty artists Jonathan Schwabe and Christopher Merz, the showcase will feature School of Music students and faculty. Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music. For more information on this event or becoming a Special Donor, contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028. To order tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.
This day-long workshop for double bass players and enthusiasts will feature classical and jazz bass master classes, clinics, and concerts. For more information or to register, visit https://music.uni.edu/uni-bass-jamboree.
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 music.uni.edu or call 319-273-2025.
UNI jazz combos, coordinated by Chris Merz and graduate assistant directors, will offer a concert featuring jazz standards and new arrangements. This event is free and open to the public.
Faculty artist Alexander Pershounin will coordinate a studio recital featuring UNI students performing on double bass. This event is free and open to the public.
UNI School of Music faculty artists Michelle Monroe, mezzo-soprano, and Robin Guy, piano, will collaborate to present a fall recital. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist Ashely Hall will present a trumpet recital. Ashley Hall is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and coach. From small rural villages in the developing world to grand concert halls, both personally and professionally Ashley has engaged in her passion for building community and inviting people into the experience of music as a tool for connection. As the principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Ashley enjoys regular cross-discipline artistic collaborations in non-traditional and traditional performance spaces in connection with their highly successful Summermusik Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Symphony and Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will collaborate under the direction of conductor John Len Wiles to present this performance as part of the Northern Iowa Bach Cantata Series. This event is free and open to the public.
Under the direction of UNI School of Music professor and conductor Danny Galyen, the Wind Ensemble will offer a shared concert with the Symphonic Band, conducted by Justin Mertz. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.
The UNI School of Music presents its annual hands-on workshops for high school student string players preparing for All-State competition. This event is free and open to the public, but does require registration. For more information, please contact Susan.Grover@uni.edu.