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School of Music

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Upcoming Public Events

January 2022

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, January 21st
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, January 22nd
Time:
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Band Concerto Competition – closed event livestream only

Date:
Sunday, January 23rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tony Marinello (309) 438-1702

Jury Recognition Recital

Date:
Monday, January 24th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-5386

String Project Honors Recital

Date:
Sunday, January 30th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2951

February 2022

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, February 4th
Time:
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 5th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

RedNote New Music Festival – Hub New Music

Date:
Sunday, February 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Boston based ensemble Hub New Music (flute, clarinet, violin, cello) performs recent works by composters based in the United States. www.hubnewmusic.org For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

RedNote New Music Festival – h2 Saxophone Quartet

Date:
Monday, February 7th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Award winning ensemble h2 Saxophone Quartet performs 21st century works by composers from around the United States. www.h2quartet.com For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

RedNote New Music Festival – Composition Workshop Premieres

Date:
Tuesday, February 8th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

h2 Saxophone Quartet and Hub New Music premiere brand new works written by composers in the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

RedNote New Music Festival – music of Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli

Date:
Wednesday, February 9th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Chamber music of renowned composers Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli, performed by ISU faculty and students. For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

RedNote New Music Festival – Music of Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli

Date:
Thursday, February 10th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Music for chorus and wind ensemble by guest composers Missy Mazzoli and Bright Sheng, as well as winning works in the year's RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Competition For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Isaac Casal, cello

Date:
Monday, February 14th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Isaac Casal will give a masterclass to members of the ISU cello studio. He will also perform a recital of works for solo cello, and cello and piano. "Versatile, classically trained cellist whose trademark is built around the concepts of performance variety and flexibility, covering a range of musical languages that span from classical to world, latin, and folk. Panamanian cellist Isaac Casal has brought international recognition to his country through his artistry. With an active agenda, he has…

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 15th
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-5386

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Rachel Hockenberry, horn

Date:
Tuesday, February 15th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Rachel Hockenberry (309) 438-5063

Guest Artist Recital: Andy Harnsberger, marimba

Date:
Wednesday, February 16th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-8022

Walking with My Ancestors

Date:
Thursday, February 17th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Oforiwaa Aduonum (309) 438-7340

Walking with My Ancestors

Date:
Friday, February 18th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Oforiwaa Aduonum (309) 438-7340

Walking with My Ancestors

Date:
Saturday, February 19th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Oforiwaa Aduonum (309) 438-7340

March 2022

Chamber Music Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 1st
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Michael Dicker (309) 438-8240

Guest Artist Recital: Tim Northcut, trube

Date:
Thursday, March 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Andy Rummel (309) 438-5817

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Cora Swenson Lee, cello

Date:
Tuesday, March 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Cora Swenson Lee (309) 438-8009

Pi Kappa Lambda Induction Ceremony

Date:
Wednesday, March 16th
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Allison Alcorn

“Music in Secret: Sounds from the Early Modern Convent”

Date:
Saturday, March 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Featuring guest director Naomi Gregory, this program of convent music journeys through a half millennium of sounds written for and by nuns. Schola Antiqua’s concert features some of the earliest known polyphony associated with nuns from an anonymous collection of printed partbooks from 1543. The event includes medieval plainchant and early modern choral music, such as that by Sulpitia Cesis, a nun from the northern Italian city of Modena. Gregory will also perform keyboard works linked to Italian convents. Guest…

Performance Convocation hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 22nd
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Student performances For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

ISU Guitar Ensemble

Date:
Wednesday, March 30th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309) 438-7123

April 2022

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, April 1st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information please contact Dr. Tom Marko (309) 438-2541

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information please contact Dr. Tom Marko (309) 438-2541

Guest Artist Recital: Shaw Roy, bass baritone and Chan Kiat Lim, piano

Date:
Wednesday, April 6th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For additional information contact Professor John Koch (309) 438-2472

Music Factory

Date:
Monday, April 11th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Roy Magnuson (309) 438-8524

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 12th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309) 438-5386

Student Chamber Music Recital

Date:
Wednesday, April 13th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Michael Dicker (309) 438-8240

Collaborative Piano Recital

Date:
Thursday, April 14th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tuyen Tonnu (309) 438-8423

Civic Chorale Presents: The Seven Last Words of Christ by Théodore Dubois

Date:
Friday, April 15th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ISU Civic Chorale will be performing Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ. Guest artist soloists include ISU director baritone John M. Koch, soprano Tracy M. Koch and tenor Macauley Allen, led by guest conductor Janna Peterson and accompanied by chamber orchestra and Dr. Dennis Gotkowski, organ.   For additional information contact Professor John Koch (309) 438-8472

ISU Guitar Studio Recital

Date:
Monday, April 18th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309) 438-7123

Vala Voice Studio Recital

Date:
Tuesday, April 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Matthew Vala (309) 438-8855

Jazz Combos

Date:
Thursday, April 21st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309) 438-2541

Spring String Project Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 30th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2951

May 2022

Community School for the Arts Spring Concert

Date:
Sunday, May 1st
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2951