Friday, August 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Faculty and Guest Recital: Christopher’s Very Happy. Recital.
UNI faculty artist Christopher Merz, saxophone, will present a recital with members of Christopher’s Very Happy. Band., and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Andrew Smith, tuba
Visiting artist Andrew Smith will present a tuba recital. Smith currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Professor of Low Brass at Campbell University and Principal Tuba in the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Smith is an active performer and educator on low brass, as well as an active adjudicator, clinician, and director for the marching arts. He holds degrees from Ithaca College, Renton Technical College, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This event is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest and Faculty Recital: Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, with UNI faculty artists
Visiting artist Adam Kolker, tenor saxophone, will perform with UNI jazz faculty artists. Kolker is a multi-talented performer, composer and arranger. He performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto from 1994 through 2002 (with whom he received two Grammy nominations). He also has appeared and/or appears regularly in New York City with such groups as the Village Vanguard Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Big Band, the Gil Evans Orchestra and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Ryan Gardner, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano
Visiting artists Ryan Gardner, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, will present a recital. Gardner current serves as Associate Professor of Trumpet at Oklahoma State University, and has an extensive career as an educator, solo and orchestral performer, and chamber musician. Wilt serves as vocal coach and collaborative pianist at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist and coach. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday-Saturda, September 14-16, 2017, all day, UNI Campus
Midwest International Carillon Festival
The UNI School of Music will host the second annual Midwest International Carillon, September 14-16. Carillonneurs from around the world have been invited to play concerts and to participate in the conference which will be held on the campus of UNI. For more information, visit music.uni.edu/carillonfestival.
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: "Comedy Tonight" - Diane Reich, soprano, Robert Brandt, baritone and
Scott Holden, piano
Visiting artists Diane Reich, soprano, Robert Brandt, baritone, and Scott Holden, piano will present a recital titled “Comedy Tonight”. Reich, Brandt and Holden all currently serve on the faculty at Brigham Young University and perform together frequently. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Judith Saxton, trumpet
Visiting artist Judith Saxton will present a trumpet recital. Judith Saxton enjoys a multi-faceted career as an international soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and educator and has been lauded as a “virtuoso player and superb soloist”. A Certified Alexander Technique Teacher (ATI), Judith embodies these principles in all her interactions including her “Healthy Playing Habits” and “Breathing, Breaks and Basics for Mindful Music Making” presentations for universities and festivals and populations of varying ages across the nation and the world. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 6, 2017, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Steve Darling, tuba/euphonium
Visiting artist Steve Darling will present a tuba/euphonium recital. A leading soloist amongst a new generation of tubists, euphoniumists, and trombonists, Steven is currently the Adjunct Professor at Murray State University, and holds a Master of Music in Euphonium Performance & Brass Pedagogy from Ohio University in 2015 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Steven has achieved success in both international and local competitions. This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1 p.m., Russell Hall
UNI Flute Day ftg. Hannah Leffler, flute
Faculty artist Angeleita Floyd will coordinate this hands-on workshop for flutists. Visiting artist Hannah Leffler will be a featured presenter and performer at the event. For more information, contact Angeleita.Floyd@uni.edu.
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Artist Recital: WoodWired Duo – Hannah Leffler, flute, and Cheyenne Cruz, bass clarinet
Visiting artists WoodWired Duo, featuring Hanna Leffler, flute, and Cheyenne Cruz, bass clarinet, will present a recital. Leffler, a UNI alum, has held faculty positions at Luther College, the University of Northern Iowa, and the Northeast Iowa School of Music. She performs frequently with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and is a DMA candidate at the University of North Texas. Cruz currently serves on the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington, previously held a faculty position at Stephen F. Austin State University, and was the Teaching Fellow in chamber music for the University of North Texas in 2015. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: BRUSH|REED Duo
Visiting artists BRUSH|REED, a duo featuring musician Jennifer Bill and visual artist Linnea Maas, will present a live performance. BRUSH|REED is a collaboration between artist and musician to explore the parallels of painting and sound through live performance. BRUSH|REED engages the audience through color, pitch, representational lines, rhythm, intensity and expression: an auralvisual experience. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet
Visiting artist Wesley Warnhoff will present a clarinet recital. Warnhoff serves on the faculty at the University of Missouri, He has a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University and received his master’s and doctorate from Michigan State University. He plays in the VCP Trio and Battle Creek (Mich.) Symphony Orchestra. Before his appointment at MU, he taught at the University of Wisconsin and several colleges in Michigan. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, all day, Davis Hall, GBPAC
Iowa Saxophone Unite!
This day-long event is for high school and college age saxophonists and will feature guest artist Dr. Connie Frigo from the University of Georgia. Events will include performances by Iowa college saxophonists, a saxophone ensemble reading hour, and a master class and recital by Dr. Frigo. For more details, contact Ann.Bradfield@uni.edu.