Scholarship Benefit Concert

Please join us for the 43rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

Welcome Home
Friday, September 27, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.

We’re thrilled to welcome you back to the mainstage at the Gallagher Bluedorn for the 43rd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert: Welcome Home! We're planning an evening of exceptional performances by UNI faculty, students, and returning alumni, featuring a wide range of works, composers and performers aimed at highlighting the incredibly talented School of Music alumni in collaboration with our current students and faculty. 

The concert will include performances by the UNI Faculty Brass Ensemble, UNI Wind Ensemble, UNI Opera, Jazz Band One, Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, UNI Choirs, as well as featured alumni soloists, ensemble members, conductors and more. Repertoire will include Katahj Copley’s Fanfare for Oya, selections from Mozart’s Requiem and more. 

Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music!

Your gift makes the difference

Why a Scholarship Benefit Concert?

The Scholarship Benefit Concerts have been raising scholarship funds for exceptionally talented music students and students in need since 1982. In addition to the income from tickets sales for the concerts, we have developed a network of community, small business, corporate and university-related donors. The extent of this support has been most gratifying to the students and faculty at UNI’s School of Music.

Your support makes the difference and allows each student to excel at UNI! The annual Scholarship Benefit Concert is a culmination of the School of Music’s long-term dedication to excellence in preparing students to be successful musicians. Through your support, our students excel in achieving their goals.

To allow us to continue the support we have provided in the past, please consider becoming a special donor.

Becoming a Special Donor

Ways to Give

To give online, visit the Scholarship Benefit Concert giving page.

If you prefer to give by mail, please use the giving form you received in the mail (or you can print a donor form here) and return to:

UNI Foundation Financial Services
121 Commons
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0239

To find out more about donor categories and benefits, please contact us. To make an even more lasting gift, please consider contributing to the endowment of the Scholarship Benefit Concert fund. For more information, contact the UNI Foundation at (319) 273-7727.

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Please note: in order to accommodate all comfort levels in a post-pandemic reception environment, we have elected to offer a limited cash bar and reduced our menu for the evening, served post-concert. Please keep your drink ticket and bring that to the bar to receive one complimentary beverage of your choice. Special Donors giving at the Patron level or higher will receive a special commemorative souvenir pin, which they can present at the bar for unlimited refreshments.

All seats for the benefit concert are reserved. The final date for adding names to the special donor section of the acknowledgement page of the benefit concert program is two weeks prior to the concert date. 

$40 of each ticket purchased for the Scholarship Benefit Concert is tax deductible (the remaining $10 is for complimentary drink and chocolates – “goods received.”) Special donors: all gifts are tax deductible less $10 goods received per ticket for gifts up to $299, and $15 goods received per ticket for gifts $300 and over (if you choose to receive no tickets, your full gift amount is tax deductible).