40th Anniversary


A video of the UNI Suzuki School's 40th anniversary concert (April 30, 2016) is available to participants and donors.  Please contact Cathy Craig at cathy.craig@uni.edu for more information.  The UNI Foundation will continue to accept donations for the Martha Holvik Endowed fund.  Please click on Martha's photo on the homepage of this website to make your donation online.


UNI Suzuki School was featured this spring on KUNI/KHKE.  Here is a link to that program:


Archival information:  Reaching for the Stars!

A concert to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the UNI Suzuki School.

6:00 pm, Saturday, April 30, 2016

Bengtson Auditorium, Russell Hall, University of Northern Iowa

Join us for a musical evening to remember our founder, Martha Holvik, and to celebrate 40 years of the UNI Suzuki School.  The festivities will begin with a concert featuring guest artists, student stars, and alumni ensemble followed by a reception at Russell Hall. 

Use this order form to order your tickets in advance.

Invitation to former students and teachers:

Please join the Alumni Ensemble on stage for this event.  Rehearsal will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00. A repertoire list will be sent to participants.  Music will be available at the rehearsal.  All alumni and their families are invited to the Saturday evening Alumni Reception at an off-campus location.

Use this form to RSVP and/or supply Alumni info.  You may also reply to cathy.craig@uni.edu

Proceeds from this benefit will go to the Martha Holvik Endowment.  Your generous support is greatly appreciated. 

The Martha Holvik Endowed Fund

At the UNI Suzuki School, students as early as age 3 receive weekly individual and group instruction in violin, viola, cello, or guitar.  The UNI Suzuki of Music generously provides the teaching facilities and he Suzuki School depends on student fees and donors to pay all program expenses.

Your contributions to the Endowment Fund will provide continuing support for the general program, rental instrument program and scholarships for families with limited financial means.  This enables all children to benefit from the Suzuki experience.

The UNI Suzuki School is a unique educational and musical resource in the Cedar Valley.  The students are our artists, patrons, and citizens of tomorrow.  Your tax deductible gift will ensure our continued success for future generations.

Become a Special Donor:

    • Pre-Twinkler ($100 - $249)

Name in the program

    • Twinklers ($250 - $499)

Name in the program

Two tickets to the concert

    • Stars ($500 - $999)

Name in the program

Two tickets to the concert

Music themed jewelry by Annette Andres

    • Super Stars ($1000+)

Name in the program

Two tickets to the concert

Music themed Jewelry by Annette Andres

Saturday Evening Alumni Reception

Please see this form to contribute or use the link by Martha's picture on the homepage to contribute online to fund #310358.

Deadline for ordering tickets by mail and receiving donor recognition in the program was April 1, 2016 but contributions are welcomed anytime.