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Guest Artist Series

Fall 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 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. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019, all day, Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
UNI Choirs Master Teacher Series, ftg. Dr. Judy Bowers
This workshop, featuring guest Judy Bowers, the Emy-Lou Bidenharn Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Louisiana Monroe, is designed exclusively for choral music educators of all levels. The University of Northern Iowa is committed to provide a continuing education opportunity for all music educators by connecting them with renowned choral musicians. Contact amy.kotsonis@uni.edu for more information. 

Friday, September 20, 2019, 6 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Emily Loboda-Hitchcock, saxophone
Visiting artist Emily Loboda-Hitchcock will present a saxophone recital. Emily is an accomplished solo saxophonist, chamber musician, and educator. Her desire to create inspired and meaningful music can be seen not only in her solo performances, but also in chamber performances with her percussion/saxophone duo, Interrobang and saxophone quartet, Minerva. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall
Guest Recital: Ashley Hall, trumpet
Visiting artist Ashely Hall will present a trumpet recital. Ashley Hall is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and coach.  From small rural villages in the developing world to grand concert halls, both personally and professionally Ashley has engaged in her passion for building community and inviting people into the experience of music as a tool for connection. As the principal trumpet of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Ashley enjoys regular cross-discipline artistic collaborations in non-traditional and traditional performance spaces in connection with their highly successful Summermusik Festival. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Austin Crumrine, tuba
Visiting artist Austin Crumrine will present a tuba recital. Crumrine has earned a B.M. in Music Performance from University of North Texas, a M.M. in Music Performance from Baylor University and is currently completing his D.M.A. at The Ohio State University. This event is free and open the public.

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6 p.m. Jebe Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Gregory Hand, organ
Visiting artist Gregory Hand will present an organ recital. Hand is associate professor of organ at the University of Iowa. Prior to this appointment he held the position of University Chapel Organist at Northwestern University, where he also taught in the Music Theory department. He was awarded the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, where he studied organ with James Kibbie and harpsichord with Edward Parmentier. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, October 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Julia Pilant, horn
Visiting artist Julia Pilant will present a horn recital. Originally from Springfield, MO, Julia Pilant is the Assistant Principal Horn with the Met Orchestra. Before joining the Met, Ms. Pilant was principal horn with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra for 10 years. She then returned to New York City where she performed frequently with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, The Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, The Stamford Symphony, and various Broadway shows. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:00 noon, Campanile
Guest 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.

Thursday, October 24, 8 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Øystein Baadsvik, tuba
Visiting artist Øystein Baadsvik will present a tuba recital. Øystein Baadsvik is the only tuba player to have carved out a career exclusively as a soloist, rather than becoming a member of an orchestra or accepting a teaching post. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist has taken him all over the world. The unique virtuosity and musicality Mr. Baadsvik brings to the tuba has established him as the exemplar of the instrument. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:00 noon, Campanile
Guest 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, October 25, 2019, 5 p.m., Campanile
Guest Artist Recital: Tiffany Ng, carillon
Guest artist Tiffany Ng, carillonneur, will perform at 5 p.m. at the Campanile on the UNI Campus. Ng, currently on faculty at the University of Michigan, will present a recital featuring works for carillon with electronics. This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6 p.m., Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Recital: Arnold Rawls, tenor
Guest artist Arnold Rawls will present a voice recital with faculty pianist Korey Barrett. Rawls has delighted audiences with his unique combination of vocal and dramatic skills in performances ranging from art song to opera. Recent performances have included Mr. Rawls singing Calaf in Turandot and Manrico in Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera, Radamès in Aida with Opera Australia (Sydney and Gold Coast) and the Pacific Symphony (Costa Mesa, CA), Don Josè in Carmen with the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria). This event is free and open to the public. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m. Davis Hall, GBPAC
Guest Master Class: Arnold Rawls, tenor
Continuing his residency at UNI, Rawls will present a master class for voice students. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Check back in December for spring 2020 guest artists!