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Saturday, April 28, 2012

End of semester piano recitals

Here is a list of all of the piano recitals going on at The University of Iowa School of Music.  All recitals at the University Capitol Center Recital Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Cristina Gerling http://now.uiowa.edu/2012/04/brazilian-pianist-visits-ui-april-28
             Riverside Recital Hall
Colin Kraemer, Senior Recital, April 30, 6pm
Pui Yan Lau, DMA Recital, April 30, 8pm
Soo Eun Choi, DMA Recital, May 1, 8pm
Christine Tithecott, DMA Recital, May 5, 4pm
Yu-Han Kuan, DMA Recital, May 6, 2pm
Asami Hagiwara, DMA Recital, May 6, 4pm
Wenjing Liu, DMA Recital, May 6, 6pm
Ryan McNamara, Junior Recital, May 6, 8pm
Casey Rafn, Senior Recital, May 9, 8pm
Aura Strohschein, DMA Recital, May 10, 8pm
Louis Nortje, DMA Recital May 11, 4pm
Grethe Nothling, DMA Recital, May 11, 6pm
Younjung Cha, DMA Recital, May 11, 8pm

Monday, April 2, 2012

Guest Artist Recital

Brenda Wristen, associate professor of piano pedagogy at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln will be giving guest artist recital on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30pm.  The recital will take place in the UCC Recital Hall in the Old Capitol Mall in downtown Iowa City.  She will be performing Mozart's Sonata in C minor, K.457, Granados' Danzas Espanolas, as well as Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Sonata.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

William Westney, Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor

The University of Iowa School of Music Presents
Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor William Westney
Performer, Educator, Author of “The Perfect Wrong Note”

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The UnMasterclass
The Un-Master Class® is a popular and unique performance workshop, developed by William Westney, and designed as a lively, engaging alternative to the traditional master-class. Starting with interactive group warm-ups, an environment is created that builds trust and breaks down barriers to artistic expression. The class then focuses on prepared performances by selected participants by
•helping performers communicate compellingly with the audience,
•reconnecting participants with their exuberant, natural physical intuition about music,
•assisting performers to reach new, significant levels of artistry

Schedule - Saturday, March 3
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Workshop: Trusting the Musical Impulse UCC Recital Hall.

1:30-3:00 p.m. Performance Workshop: The Un-Masterclass
Session - open to all musicians - bring your instruments! Music
West Orchestra Rehearsal Room

3:30-5:00 p.m. The Un-Masterclass Session II - Music West

7:30 p.m. Public Lecture/Demonstration: The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self - UCC Recital Hall
For further information contact:
Jeffrey Agrell  (jeffrey-agrell@uiowa.edu)

Friday, February 3, 2012

IMTA Auditions

Good luck to all students performing this weekend at the Iowa Music Teachers Association's "Auditions".  Our local association, the East Central Iowa Music Teachers will be hosting the event at West Music in Coralville on Sunday, February 5.  It will run all day from 8am-5pm.
In particular, I would like to wish the students of The University of Iowa Pre-College Piano Conservatory (PCPC) the best of luck in their first ever performance at auditions.  Have fun!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


On February 16, Paul Barnes, professor of piano at the University of Nebraska will be performing a lecture recital entitled "Liszt and the Cross".  For more information please go to:


Piano Sundays Spring Series Begins February 5.
University of Iowa School of Music Professors, Dr. Rene Lecuona and Dr. Alan Huckleberry, will open the spring program of the sixth annual Piano Sundays concert series at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, February 5, in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber. Piano Sundays performances are free and open to the public.

The program will include works of Bach and Schubert, among others.

Dr. Lecuona is an international performer praised by critics in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Her performances have been featured on many albums, including a recording of the music of Margaret Brouwer (CRI label), which won the 2000 Contemporary Art Music Burton Award.

Praised for his “impeccable musicianship, exhilarating technique, and panache(American Record Guide), Huckleberry is recognized as a multi-faceted artist on the classical music scene.  He has performed both in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Germany, England, Czech Republic and the United States.

Piano Sundays are sponsored by the UI Pentacrest Museums, West Music and the UI School of Music.
The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For more information on the Old Capitol Museum visit http://www.uiowa.edu/oldcap/.