One of our most interactive performances of the year, the UNI School of Music Performance Competition Finals concert is a great opportunity to get involved in the music education of our students. This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the Presser Foundation Award, the Charles and Marleta Matheson Award, the Myron and Ruth Russell Award and the People's Choice Award. This event is free and open to the public.
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Visiting artist Alan Dunbar, baritone, will present a recital with guest pianist Mark Bilyeu. Baritone Alan Dunbar is a versatile performer, lauded for his beautiful tone and his nuanced musical and textual interpretation, while pianist Mark Bilyeu, described as a “superb partner,” passionately engages in music as a committed performer, inspiring teacher and enterprising curator. This event is free and open to the public.
School of Music conductors Danny Galyen and Justin Mertz will coordinate a day-long workshop for visiting Iowa high school bands. This event is free but requires registration. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Two of the largest and most popular choral ensembles on campus, plus a group with a rich tradition of excellence, the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club and Women's Chorus will offer a shared spring concert with our premiere choral ensemble Concert Chorale. Conductors John Len Wiles and Amy Kotsonis will lead this engaging performance. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.
Faculty artist Amanda McCandless, clarinet, will present a recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist José Antonio Zayas Cabán will present a saxophone recital. As a concert saxophonist and pedagogue, José has presented performances and taught master classes throughout Europe, the Caribbean and North America. These appearances include, among others, Trinity College and the Guildhall School of Music (England), the Scottish Saxophone Academy (Scotland), and the Conservatorio Real de Música de Madrid (Spain). 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 School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance – their last in Cedar Falls before their tour to Brazil. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.
UNI Opera will present a recital of arias performed by current School of Music students and faculty. This event is free and open to the public.
Visiting artist George Vatchnadze will present a piano recital. George has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, Chile and Guatemala. He currently serves on the faculty at DePaul University. This event is free and open to the public.