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Spotlight Series Concerts

Spotlight Series

Each year, the UNI School of Music proudly showcases a variety of ensembles and individual performances in our Spotlight Series. These performances consistently offer the highest quality musical performances featuring student, faculty and guest performers. From orchestral to jazz, opera to bands, join us for the series and experience something for everyone! All Spotlight Series concerts are ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or click here

Ticket prices for the 2019-20 Spotlight series are $15 for adults, $5 for non-UNI students. UNI students are admitted for FREE with their UNI ID card. 

For more information, call (319) 273-2028.


Spotlight Series Concert: Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

Two of the School of Music’s finest ensembles will join together to offer an evening of exciting and engaging music. Conductors Danny Galyen and Justin Mertz will lead the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band in a shared concert, the first Spotlight Series concert of the season.

Spotlight Series Concert: Jazz Band One & Jazz Band Two

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

UNI Jazz Band One, under the direction of Christopher Merz will offer a shared fall concert with Jazz Band Two, led by Michael Conrad. Repertoire for the concert is sure to include a vibrant collection of both modern jazz and fresh interpretations on well-loved standards. 

Spotlight Series: Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, GBPAC

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Rebecca Burkhardt, will present their fall Spotlight Series concert performance. This evening performance is sure to thrill orchestra lovers. 

Spotlight Series Concert: Varsity Men's Glee Club & Women's Chorus

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, GBPAC

An excellent choice for choral music enthusiasts! Our Varsity Men's Glee Club, conducted by John Len Wiles, will share the stage with the UNI Women's Chorus, conducted by Amy Kotsonis. 

Spotlight Series Concert: UNI Singers & Concert Chorale

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

Concert Chorale, a group with a rich tradition of excellence, will offer a shared fall concert with the UNI Singers, our largest mixed-voice choir at UNI. Conductors John Len Wiles and Amy Kotsonis will lead the choirs in a performance that you don't want to miss!

Spotlight Series Concert: UNI Holiday Concert 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

A perfect way to celebrate the holidays! Come join UNI School of Music ensembles in celebrating the joys of the season. Enjoy holiday favorites, majestic, winter-inspired works, and more. Bring your family and friends and celebrate with us!

Spotlight Series Concert: Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will present its second appearance on the Spotlight Series. Conductor Rebecca Burkhardt returns to the podium for the first Spotlight Series concert of the spring 2020 term. 

Spotlight Series Concert: UNI Choirs Concert

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

Student musicians from UNI choirs will appear in this spring Spotlight Series performance. Conductors John Len Wiles and Amy Kotsonis will lead the choirs. Choral music enthusiasts are in for an exciting evening! 

Spotlight Series Concert: Jazz Band Two

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

Jazz enthusiasts will be excited to see two exceptional performances on our Spotlight Series this spring. The first will feature faculty artist Michel Conrad leading UNI's Jazz Band Two in their spring concert, with repertoire and soloists to be announced. 

Spotlight Series Concert: UNI Singers & Symphonic Band 

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

Conductor Amy Kotsonis will lead the UNI Singers, while conductor Justin Mertz will lead the UNI Symphonic Band in a shared spring performance on the Spotlight Series. The performance literature for Symphonic Band includes the standard repertoire for wind band as well as new and contemporary compositions, and UNI Singers will perform inspired choral works. Come and enjoy! 

Spotlight Series Concert: Jazz Band One

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall

Jazz up your spring with the final jazz feature on our spring Spotlight Series! Christopher Merz will lead UNI's premiere jazz ensemble Jazz Band One in their spring concert, with repertoire and soloists to be announced. 

Spotlight Series Concert: Wind Ensemble

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. 
Great Hall, GBPAC

Conductor Danny Galyen will lead the Wind Ensemble in the grand finale performance of the 2019-20 Spotlight Series. You won't want to miss it!