News & Events

The School of Music at UNI offers over 200 events each academic year. Whether you're a high school student looking for an opportunity to visit campus and meet your future UNI professors, a community member looking for a concert to attend on a Friday night, or anything in between - we've got you covered. Please take a moment to explore our calendar of events, festivals and workshops, summer camps and more. 

Spotlight Series

About the 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! 

Ticket prices for the 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.

All Spotlight Series concerts are ticketed. For tickets, call (319) 273-4TIX or shop online.  

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This Year's Concerts

Guest Artists

Each year the School of Music calendar is filled with exceptional guest artist events, with expert performers and clinicians visiting and sharing their talent and experience with School of Music students and faculty. Through hands-on master classes, thrilling performances, and interactive discussions, these inspiring guests and masters of music offer students a world of opportunity to find out why choosing music is truly a rewarding path. View our calendar of events to find out more about upcoming guest artist events. 

Event Information

Concert Etiquette & Details

In consideration of the performers and other members of the audience, please enter or leave a performance at the end of a composition.

Cameras and recording equipment are not permitted. Please turn off all electronic devices except those being used to view concert programs, and be sure that all emergency contact cell phones and pagers are set to silent or vibrate.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Northern Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any program, please contact Caroline Francis at (319) 273-2028 or at least one week prior to the event.

Performances are made possible through private support from patrons like you. Please consider contributing to School of Music scholarships or guest artist programs. Call (319) 273-3915 or click here to make your gift.

For more detailed information on planning your visit, view the Gallagher Bluedorn's information page here

Stewardship Statement

The University of Northern Iowa honors the ancestral stewards of the land on which our university rests. Through the work we do every day to live our mission, the University of Northern Iowa aspires for you to see a community that: honors Native and Indigenous People and culture, lives the 7th Generation Principle, does good for the people and communities we serve, and embraces stewardship of our mission and land. Please see our full stewardship statement at

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