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Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Monday, August 13, 2018 (All day) to Friday, August 17, 2018 (All day)

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.

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm

The UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club will launch the 2018-19 academic year with a concert in Lang Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.

Saturday, August 25, 2018 (All day)

School of Music instructor of music education Michelle Swanson will coordinate this workshop. For more information, contact Michelle.Swanson@uni.edu.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Brazilian euphonium soloist and composer, Fernando Deddos is a founding member of DUOPRIMO, a percussion and euphonium duo, with Danilo Koch. DUOPRIMO was the grand prize winner at the Furnas National Chamber Music Competition in 2009. Deddos is currently the principal euphonium of the ParanaBrass Orchestra. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm

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.

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00 pm

UNI School of Music staff artist David Dunn will lead this collaborative recital featuring faculty artists Chris Merz, Bob Dunn, Josh Hakanson, Matt Andreini and Ryan Frost. This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn with the St. Louis Symphony, will present a master class. For more on Jöstlein, see Sept. 10 recital listing. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Thomas Jöstlein, Associate Principal Horn with the St. Louis Symphony, will present recital. Jöstlein enjoys an active and varied musical life. From 2007-09, Jöstlein was the New York Philharmonic's Assistant Principal Horn, playing on three major tours, including the historic live broadcast from North Korea (2008). Previously, he held positions with the Honolulu, Omaha, Richmond, and Kansas City symphony orchestras, and performed in summer festivals in Oregon, Ohio, Colorado, and North Carolina. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artists Elisabeth Adkins, violin, and Edward Newman, piano, will present a recital. Adkins’ richly varied musical life makes her equally at home in solo, orchestral, and chamber music repertoire. At the age of 25, she was awarded the position of Associate Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. by Music Director Mstislav Rostropovich. Over an orchestral career that spans three decades, she has worked closely with the most celebrated conductors, composers and soloists of our time. Adkins will collaborate with pianist Edward Newman, who started his musical career as a child prodigy in Rockville, Maryland, at the age of 5. Over the past 5 decades, Newman has established a standard of excellence that is highly regarded by his peers and the press alike. This event is free and open to the public

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Matthew Hoch, baritone, will collaborate with faculty artist Katherine Osborne to present a recital. Hoch maintains a multi-faceted musical career as a professional baritone, teacher of singing, choral conductor, lecturer, and scholar. After early training in woodwinds and piano, Dr. Hoch graduated from the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts as a saxophone major before devoting his career to voice performance, pedagogy, and literature. Hoch is currently Associate Professor of Voice and Coordinator of Voice Studies at Auburn University, as well as Choirmaster and Minister of Music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Sean Botkin will present a piano recital with repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (All day)

UNI faculty artist Ross Winter will coordinate this day-long event for violinists. For more information on this event, contact Ross.Winter@uni.edu.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Get ready for a celebration and join us for “Brave New World” the 37th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians including the UNI Wind Ensemble, faculty pianists Sean Botkin and Vakhtang Kodanashvili, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir, UNI Jazz Band One with new faculty artist Michael Conrad, the West African Drum Ensemble, and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with UNI Choirs presenting a preview excerpt of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Pre-show arias by Opera UNI students will accompany our chocolate course served at 6:45 p.m., and the mainstage concert will be followed by a dazzling post-concert champagne reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue. 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.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:00 pm

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm

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.

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Jorge Montilla will present a clarinet recital. Montilla is internationally considered one of the best clarinetists in Latin-America and one of the world’s best Eb Clarinet players. He has an extensive repertoire including the major works for the clarinet and he has been appointed to premiere solo works by important composers such as Paul Desenne, Diana Arismendi, Roberto Cedeño Laya, Fidel Rodríguez, Mischa Zupko, Alfred Prinz, Ken Froelich, Alexandre Eisenberg, Víctor Varela and Efrain Amaya. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (All day)

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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018 (All day) to Monday, October 1, 2018 (All day)

The UNI School of Music presents its annual Vocal Arts Festival for high school student vocalists preparing for All-State competition and interested in vocal music at UNI. A concert will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event does require registration. For more information, please contact John.Wiles@uni.edu.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's landmark composition with the UNI Faculty Septet and guest narrators, actors, and dancers. First performed in Lausanne, Switzerland on September 28, 1918, the work was conceived by Stravinsky and Swiss author C. F. Ramuz, who wrote the text. The Soldier's Tale is a reflection of post-war Europe and is based on a Russian folk tale about a soldier who trades his soul to the Devil in exchange for wealth. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX.

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