Choral Education Events

We would love to see you on campus!

Choral Music Education events at UNI are open to singers of all ages. Regardless of where you are on your musical path, we'd love to see you and sing with you at an educatioanl event soon. Browse the offerings below, and let us know if you have any questions! 

Vocal Arts Festival

For over a decade, the University of Northern Iowa has had the privilege of hosting thousands of young singers from across the state, providing an environment to meet other vocalists and experience making music together at its Vocal Arts Festival (VAF). Offering programs for students and conductors alike, the VAF seeks to provide an outstanding performance opportunity, positive atmosphere, and foster relationships between singers and ensembles. In addition, students will have the opportunity to take voice lessons from the UNI Voice Faculty, and scholarships may be awarded to study voice at the UNI School of Music as a music major.

Music Career Day

UNI Music Career Day is designed for juniors and seniors in high school who are considering a career in music. This free event will include informational breakout sessions on various music careers and the programs at UNI that can lead you to them. Participants will also have the chance to sit in on classes in their chosen area of focus, visit ensemble rehearsals including Choirs, Jazz Band Combo, Orchestra, and Panther Marching Band, meet with current students, and experience first-hand what it might be like to be a music major in college. 

Middle School Treble Festival

The Middle School Treble Festival is open to cis women, trans women, and nonbinary treble singers in grades 6-9. Students will have sectionals and rehearsals on the concert repertoire, have a voice masterclass with one of UNI's voice faculty, and have the opportunity to work with members of the Cecilians, UNI's treble ensemble. All events will culminate in a performance of the Great Hall of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center!

Elementary School Treble Festival

The UNI Elementary School Treble Festival is open to unchanged voices in grades 4, 5, and 6. Students will prepare the music ahead of time with their elementary school music teachers prior to the event. The day of the event will include sectionals and rehearsals of the concert repertoire with a concert in the evening at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the Great Hall stage. Contact with questions. 

We Sing

We Sing is an all-day choral festival open to all high school female identifying individual and non binary treble singers. Join the inclusive community of strong, proud singers that make up the Cecilians for the day, connecting with students from across Iowa as well as faculty members from multiple academic areas at UNI. The events culminates in an evening performance in the Great Hall at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.