Performing Arts, Music and Theatre

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Chris Merz and graduate student conductors, the School of Music will present a jazz combos concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of faculty artist Hannah Porter-Occeña, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Flute Studio will present its annual concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Under the direction of UNI percussion faculty Kramer Milan and Matthew Andreini, the UNI Percussion and West African Drum Ensembles will offer the first of their spring concerts along with UNI’s Taiko drum ensemble Kaji-Daiko and the UNI Marimba Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00 pm

This month features Rachel Morgan of the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures. Morgan is poetry editor at the North American Review and author of the poetry collection Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey. Open mic sign-up is at 7p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. and Rachel Morgan at 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:30 pm

The Northern Iowa Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will share a late-winter concert, under the direction of Danny Galyen and Justin Mertz. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 28, 2020 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Visiting artist Steven Snowden will present a recital hosted by the UNI-Percussion Group. A native of the Ozarks countryside, he began studies in music composition in 2002 and received degrees from Missouri State University (BM), University of Colorado at Boulder (MM), and University of Texas at Austin (DMA). In 2012-2013 he was a Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, researching the implementation of motion tracking technology as a means to facilitate collaboration between music and dance. In 2013-2014, he was a visiting professor and composer in residence at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and is the co-founder/director of the Fast Forward Austin Music Festival.  He currently works as a freelance composer in Boston. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Visiting artist Teresa Buchholz will present a voice recital. An accomplished artist, known for her colorful, clear voice and thoughtful interpretation in both oratorio and opera, Teresa Buchholz is emerging as a promising mezzo-soprano in the world of singing. A graduate of the Yale University Opera Program, Indiana University, and the University of Northern Iowa, Teresa has been delighted to have spent several summers as a young artist with the Santa Fe Opera, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and the Natchez Opera. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 (All day)

UNI keyboard faculty will coordinate this hands-on day of learning for pianists and pedagogues. Guest artists and more details to be announced soon. For more information, contact Randall.Harlow@uni.edu.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Visiting artist Teresa Buchholz will present a voice master class. For more on this artist, see her February 28 recital listing. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 7:30 pm
The UNI Student Theatre Association will present their Best Of Broadway Cabaret, a night full of musical theatre favorites performed by students. Admission is free. 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (All day)

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 danny.galyen@uni.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Faculty artist Julia Bullard will coordinate the spring UNI Viola Studio recital. This event is free and open the public.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 6:00 pm

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.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Under the direction of School of Music professor and conductor Rebecca Burkhardt, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer a spring performance. This event is ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or visit https://unitix.uni.edu/.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Created and performed by Josh Hamzehee. Burnt City (or شهر سوخته) is a dystopian bilingual one-Persian show about U.S.-Iran relations. This performance uses poetry, humor, video and Farsi to excavate how domestic abuse at home is congruous to violence inflicted by governments on citizens. And, yes, it is a comedy... of horrors.

Friday, March 6, 2020 (All day)

For more details on specific locations of area auditions or times, contact the School of Music office at (319) 273-2024.

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:15 pm

Members of the UNI Cantorei, Wind Ensemble 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.

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 6:00 pm

Faculty artist Stephanie Ycaza, tuba, will present a recital with repertoire and collaborators to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7:30 pm

Created and performed by Josh Hamzehee. Burnt City (or شهر سوخته) is a dystopian bilingual one-Persian show about U.S.-Iran relations. This performance uses poetry, humor, video and Farsi to excavate how domestic abuse at home is congruous to violence inflicted by governments on citizens. And, yes, it is a comedy... of horrors.