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Guest Artist Series

Spring 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall 
Faculty and Guest Recital: Christopher’s Very Happy. Band 
Faculty and guest artist ensemble Christopher's Very Happy. Band will present a concert featuring bright jazz compositions from their second album, recently released on SkyDeck Records. Faculty artists Christopher Merz, saxophone, and Mike Conrad, piano, will be joined by guest artists Drew Morton, bass, and Dave Tiede, drums. Also on the program will be two new settings of Walt Whitman texts by Merz and Conrad, featuring UNI senior Dakota Andersen, voice, and UNI faculty percussion instructor Matthew Andreini, cajon. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Master Class: If and When Duo
Visiting percussion duo If and When will present a master class. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Recital: If and When Duo
Visiting percussion duo If and When will present a recital. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, February 28, 2020, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Recital: Steven Snowden, composer
Visiting artist Steven Snowden will present a recital. 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 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Recital: Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
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, 1 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Master Class: Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano
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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Artist Presentation: Noa Kageyama
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 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Great Hall, GBPAC 
Guest Artist Recital: Ivalas Quartet
Visiting ensemble Ivalas Quartet will present a recital. Founded in Ann Arbor in 2016, the Ivalas Quartet is composed of violinists Reuben Kebede and Anita Dumar, violist Aimée McAnulty, and cellist Pedro Sánchez. Ivalas has performed with artists such as the Calidore String Quartet, Imani Winds, Danielle Belen, David Ying, and Patricia Terry-Ross. The quartet has also been heard on WRCJ 90.9 FM’s Classical Brunch series and appeared at the inaugural Detroit Music Weekend. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Recital: Golden Lund, tuba
Visiting artist Golden Lund will present a tuba recital. Lund currently serves as principal tubist for the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and on the faculty at St. Ambrose University and Augustana College – Illinois. He has three degrees in tuba performance: a Bachelors of Music from the University of Utah, a Masters of Music from Indiana University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lund is a highly sought after tubist performing frequently with regional orchestras and summer music festivals. This event is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 12:00 noon, Campanile
Guest Artist Recital: Karel Keldermans, carillon
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 17, 2020, 12:00 noon, Campanile
Guest Artist Recital: Karel Keldermans, carillon
Guest artist Karel Keldermans, carillonneur, will perform at 12 noon at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Bring your lunch and join us outside for a one of a kind musical experience! This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, April 17, 2020, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Artist Recital: Sara Fraker, oboe
Visiting artist Sara Fraker will present an oboe recital. Fraker is the Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She spends her summers in residence as a faculty artist at the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan. Sara is principal oboist of True Concord Voices & Orchestra, which recently made their Lincoln Center debut; the ensemble also garnered two Grammy nominations for their 2015 CD release Far In The Heavens, on which she is a featured soloist. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Check back in August for fall 2020 guest artists!