Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Saturday, October 16, 2021 (All day)

Join us for the Panther Marching Band’s Day of Drumming on Saturday, October 16. This event will feature guest artists Matthew Keown and Jeff Stern, former members and world champions of the Blue Devils and Cadets DCI drumlines! Clinics and coaching from our guests will be included through the day, culminating in a mass drumline performance at the UNI football game.  Click here for more information and to register!

Saturday, October 16, 2021 (All day)

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

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 7:00 pm

Join Orchesis Dance Company and the Illuminate Dance Troupe (IDT) for their fall dance performance at Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall! Tickets are free for students with a UNI ID or $5 for general admission. For more information, email Orchesis at orchesisuni@gmail.com or IDT at illuminatedance@uni.edu

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 2:00 pm

Join Orchesis Dance Company and the Illuminate Dance Troupe (IDT) for their fall dance performance at Bengston Auditorium in Russell Hall! Tickets are free for students with a UNI ID or $5 for general admission. For more information, email Orchesis at orchesisuni@gmail.com or IDT at illuminatedance@uni.edu

Monday, October 18, 2021 (All day) to Friday, October 29, 2021 (All day)

Recommended Grade Levels: 2-5 | Runtime: 60min
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Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman. She will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig but also ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:00 pm

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.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 3:00 pm

An unexpected musical icon, a meteoric rise to fame, and a tragic end. In 18 short months, one man changed the face of rock n’ roll forever.

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artists David Earll and Sam Keehn will present a recital. The ever-exciting duo of trombone and tuba has found a new voice in Sam & Dave’s Brass Extravaganza. This low brass duo has toured and taught extensively throughout the United States, and concluded their most recent season with performances and masterclasses in Germany. Sam & Dave’s Brass Extravaganza focuses on pairing acoustic music with digital media – including computerized sounds, still images, and film. This event is free and open to the public.

* Please note, this event was formerly scheduled as the Northern Lights Duo but was changed due to travel restrictions relatd to COVID-19. 

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Coordinated by professor of composition and theory Jonathan Schwabe, UNI School of Music student composers will showcase their work in this fall recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 6:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Amanda McCandless will present a clarinet recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 7:30 pm

An excellent choice for choral music enthusiasts! Our Varsity Glee Club, conducted by John Len Wiles, will share the stage with the Cecilians (formerly the UNI Women's Chorus), conducted by Amy Kotsonis. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:00 pm

Students from the UNI tuba and euphonium studio will perform in this recital directed by faculty artist Stephanie Ycaza. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 8:00 pm

UNI School of Music faculty artist Sang Koh will present a violin recital with collaborators and repertoire to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 29, 2021 (All day)

This event has been cancelled. 

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 7:30 pm

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Erik Rohde, will present a fall Spotlight Series concert performance as part of the Experience Beethoven event. UNI Choirs will join the orchestra for this exciting, collaborative performance. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Saturday, October 30, 2021 (All day)

Coordinated by faculty artist Julia Bullard, the UNI Viola Festival will offer hands-on workshops as well as guest artist performances. For more details, contact Julia.Bullard@uni.edu.  This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 30, 2021 (All day)

Panther Band Day is ideal for entire marching bands or individual high school band students in grades 9-12. Our goal is to create an outstanding, positive, and friendly musical and social experience for high school band students. We hope you will enjoy the fellowship with other band students throughout the state and the fantastic performance of a massive band, playing to one of the most appreciative audiences in the country. For more information, visit https://bands.uni.edu/events-high-school-students.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand, the School of Music’s largest ensemble – the Panther Marching Band appears on the Great Hall stage in the Gallagher Bluedorn! This event is ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 7:30 pm

This showcase features talented student finalists competing for the title of Instrumental Concerto Competition winner, and the opportunity to perform as soloist with a premiere School of Music large ensemble in the spring. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Memories is a night of innovative performances. Featuring: A Decade of Depression, Keyboard Memories, and You Have the Right to Forget.

About this event

Memories: A Night of Performances Exploring the Past, Present, & Future
at UNI Interpreters Theatre

Thursday, November 4 - 730PM
Friday, November 5 - 730PM
Saturday, November 6 - 730PM

FREE! Limited seating. Reserve on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memories-decade-of-depression-keyboardforge...

UNI Interpreters Theatre
Lang Hall 040

This evening includes three short performances:

A Decade of Depression
Written, Directed, & Performed by Niko Wohlford
What if you could know when your angsty teenage years would start end end? Using dark stand-up comedy, Woflhford recounts their first five years of depression and then compares and contrasts those years to the next five.

**NOTE: This performance covers complex issues of anxiety, depression, and suicide, and stages an anxiety attack

Keyboard Memories
Written & Directed by Tyler Montgomery
Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with yourself? Use your data to create a duplicate of you. All you have to do is share all your data engine search history. You will earn $1000 and the ability to have a 10-minute conversation with your data created self!

You Have the Right to Forget
Written & Directed by Tyler Montgomery
After the devastating effects of COVID-19, courtroom are no longer required to have physical participants. The plaintiff and the defendant can now submit tweets, phone recordings, and their own memories as evidence for the trial. Can a memory prove someone innocent, or will they always find them guilty?

The Interpreters Theatre performance laboratory embraces inclusivity and equity in our productions, and roles are available for any person and ability!