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Kemp Recital Hall

Location:
Kemp Recital Hall 401 S. School Street
Normal, IL

Kemp Recital Hall is located inside Centennial East.

Past Events

August 2020

Cancelled: Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Ben Stiers, percussion

Date:
Tuesday, August 25th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Ben Stiers (309)438-0017

Graduate Recital: Bianca d’Avila do Prado, cello – closed event

Date:
Sunday, August 30th 2020
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student recital

September 2020

Cancelled: Guest Artist Recital: Shawn Roy, bass baritone; and Chan Kiat Lim, piano

Date:
Friday, September 4th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Cancelled: Vickers Studio Parents Weekend Recital: Steven Mark Kohn’s 27 Haiku

Date:
Saturday, September 26th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855

October 2020

Cancelled: Guest Artist Recital: David Zerkel, tuba

Date:
Wednesday, October 7th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Senior Recital: Sophie Walker, voice – Closed event

Date:
Saturday, October 17th 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student performance      

Senior Recital: Peyton Kerley, clarinet – Closed event

Date:
Friday, October 23rd 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Guanghao Xia, trumpet – closed event

Date:
Saturday, October 24th 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student performance

ISU Guitar Ensemble Recital – livestreamed event

Date:
Monday, October 26th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Graduate Recital: Ye Eun Eom, collaborative piano – closed event

Date:
Friday, October 30th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student performance  

November 2020

Senior Recital: Nathaniel Chockley, horn – closed event

Date:
Thursday, November 5th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Samuel Frosch, clarinet – closed event

Date:
Saturday, November 7th 2020
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Student performance

Cancelled: Senior Recital: Elizabeth O’Dwyer, mezzo soprano – closed event

Date:
Saturday, November 7th 2020
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student recital

Cancelled: String and Piano Chamber Music Recital

Date:
Tuesday, November 10th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Cancelled: Composition Studio Recital – closed event

Date:
Wednesday, November 11th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Senior Recital: Sara Johnson, viola – livestreamed event

Date:
Saturday, November 14th 2020
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student performance      

Graduate Recital: Trevor Gould, jazz trumpet – closed event

Date:
Saturday, November 14th 2020
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: James Kieliszewski, tenor – closed event

Date:
Saturday, November 14th 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student performance

Joint Horn Recital: Mary Monaghan & Ben Wyland – closed event

Date:
Saturday, November 14th 2020
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student performance

Cancelled: Percussion Ensemble Concert -closed event

Date:
Sunday, November 15th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

ISU Guitar Studio Recital – live streamed event only

Date:
Monday, November 16th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Cancelled: Opera Practicum performance – online event

Date:
Tuesday, November 17th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Justin Vickers (309)438-8855

Senior Recital: Zakia Hart, piano – closed event

Date:
Tuesday, November 17th 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Nickolai Podvin, bassoon – closed event

Date:
Wednesday, November 18th 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student performance

January 2021

Cancelled: String Project Winter Solo Recitals

Date:
Sunday, January 10th 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Ben Stiers, percussion – prerecorded event

Date:
Tuesday, January 12th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Ben Stiers presents an electro-acoustic percussion recital featuring works by Ivan Trevino, Brian Nozny, Alexis C. Lamb, Emma O’Halloran, Javier Álvarez, and Matthew Curlee.

February 2021

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

Date:
Tuesday, February 2nd 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

March 2021

Joint Flute Recital: Maddie Hubbard and Rachel Nulf – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, March 14th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student recital

“Say it Loud!,” Unearthing the Roots of Black Music – online event registration required

Date:
Thursday, March 18th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Say it Loud!” is based on Dr. Aduonum’s years of research in Ghana, Senegal, and the African diaspora. In this presentation, she will unearth the roots of Amiri Baraka’s “blues people,” DuBois’ “sorrow songs,” the moans and groans, the holler aesthetic, and other features that define Black music. The lecture and demonstration, also a listening celebration, will be accompanied by a rich variety of songs and other intellectual traditions of a proud people. A question-and-answer session will immediately follow the…

Junior Recital: Emily Hansen, soprano – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, March 20th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student recital

Joint Flute Recital: Gina Russell and Kristen Townander – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, March 21st 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student performance

Jazz Combos I and II – livestream event

Date:
Tuesday, March 23rd 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Performance

Senior Recital: Delany Jablonski, voice – livestream event

Date:
Friday, March 26th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student performance

April 2021

Graduate Recital: Daniel Bellamy, jazz piano – livestream event

Date:
Thursday, April 1st 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Daniel King, clarinet – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 3rd 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student performance

Junior Recital: Alec Jenkins, clarinet – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 3rd 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student performance

Guitar Studio and Ensemble Recital – livestream event

Date:
Wednesday, April 7th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Sophomore Recital: Trent Nolin, clarinet – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 10th 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Erica Gallermo, piano – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 10th 2021
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Natalie Anne Lindig, flute – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 11th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Samantha Wyland, flute – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 11th 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Recital

Cancelled: Chamber Winds Recital – livestream event

Date:
Monday, April 12th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kim Risinger (309)438-8100

Cancelled: Composition Studio Recital – livestream event

Date:
Tuesday, April 13th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Junior Recital: Hunter Thoms, string bass – livestream event

Date:
Wednesday, April 14th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Student performance

Cancelled: Jazz Combos – livestreamed event

Date:
Thursday, April 15th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

African Drumming and Dance Recital – livestream event

Date:
Friday, April 16th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Freshman Recital: Christian Rucinski, clarinet – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 17th 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Student performance

Junior Recital: Jessica Pytel, violin – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 17th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Recital

Joint Clarinet Recital: Morgan Jasien and Kara Kirkus – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 17th 2021
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Grace Bang, violin – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 17th 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Student performance

Joint Horn Recital: Nathaniel Parson and Cassidy Fairchild – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 18th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Nickolai Podvin, bassoon – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 18th 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Xingchen Liu, piano – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 18th 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Rachel Hong, piano

Date:
Monday, April 19th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Cancelled: String and Piano Chamber Music Recital – livestream event

Date:
Tuesday, April 20th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

Graduate Recital: Mary Monaghan, horn – livestream event

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Joseph Ritchie, tuba – livestream event

Date:
Thursday, April 22nd 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Freda Hogan, clarinet – livestream event

Date:
Friday, April 23rd 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Deonte’ Mosely, voice – livestream event

Date:
Friday, April 23rd 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Daniel Bellamy, piano – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 24th 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Qingyang Yu, piano – livestream event

Date:
Saturday, April 24th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: AJ Nemsick, trombone – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 25th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Klara Farren, horn – livestream event

Date:
Sunday, April 25th 2021
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Recital

May 2021

Cancelled: Spring Community School for the Arts Recital

Date:
Sunday, May 2nd 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

September 2021

Cancelled: Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Ben Stiers, percussion

Date:
Tuesday, September 28th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Ben Stiers (309) 438-0017

Music Factory Recital

Date:
Wednesday, September 29th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Horst (309) 438-5447

October 2021

Cello Popper Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 10th 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The ISU cello studio hosts student and alumni guests for a day full of cello fun! Please join us at 4pm for a concert featuring solo performances by ISU students and a cello choir featuring all Popper Day participants. For additional information contact Dr. Cora Swenson-Lee (309)438-8009

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Tuyen Tonnu, piano

Date:
Tuesday, October 12th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

An evening of piano music celebrating the life and legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Roque Cordero. Presented by Drs. Paul Borg and Tuyen Tonnu with commentary by Dr. Marie Labonville. For additional information contact Dr. Tuyen Tonnu (309)438-8423

Guitar Ensemble and Friends

Date:
Wednesday, October 27th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Senior Recital: Justin Lindsey, jazz guitar

Date:
Friday, October 29th 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Guest Artist Master Class: Dr. Daniel Shapiro, piano

Date:
Saturday, October 30th 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Senior Recital: Angel Lopez, tuba

Date:
Saturday, October 30th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Tyler Bloomfield, oboe

Date:
Saturday, October 30th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student recital

Joint Horn Recital: Allison Hoffman & Ryan Burns

Date:
Sunday, October 31st 2021
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student performance

November 2021

Chamber Music Recital

Date:
Monday, November 1st 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Senior Recital: Allyson Miller, horn

Date:
Tuesday, November 2nd 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student Recital

Guest Artist Recital: David Cook, clarinet

Date:
Wednesday, November 3rd 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Gresham (309)438-2600

Senior Recital: Riley Erskine, saxophone

Date:
Saturday, November 6th 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Grace Reuter, clarinet

Date:
Saturday, November 6th 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Jimmy Spencer, horn

Date:
Saturday, November 6th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: David Basich, tuba

Date:
Saturday, November 6th 2021
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Percussion Ensemble

Date:
Sunday, November 7th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Saxophone Studio Recital

Date:
Monday, November 8th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Paul Nolen (309)438-8872

Jazz Combos

Date:
Tuesday, November 9th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join ISU combos I and II directed by Kevin Hart and Tom Marko Each group will perform approximately 35 minutes of music with a short intermission between. Enjoy ISU Jazz students playing a wide variety of jazz styles and moods featuring many students soloists. For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309) 438-2541

Music Factory

Date:
Wednesday, November 10th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Horst (309) 438-5447

Senior Recital: Vicky Nyder, viola

Date:
Thursday, November 11th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Daniel King, clarinet

Date:
Thursday, November 11th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student recital

Collaborative Piano Recital

Date:
Friday, November 12th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Senior Recital: Alex Hibbard-Brown, cello

Date:
Saturday, November 13th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Ye Eun Eom, viola

Date:
Saturday, November 13th 2021
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Rose Ortega, violin

Date:
Sunday, November 14th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Isaac Rutledge, flute

Date:
Sunday, November 14th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Wenqing Zhang, piano

Date:
Tuesday, November 16th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student performance

ISU Guitar Studio Recital

Date:
Wednesday, November 17th 2021
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

African Drumming and Dance Performance

Date:
Friday, November 19th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Music Composition Studio film excerpts screening

Date:
Tuesday, November 30th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Film screening of clips with music scored by students in the Music Composition studio.   For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

December 2021

Graduate Recital: Katherine Shindledecker, trumpet

Date:
Wednesday, December 1st 2021
Time:
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student performance

Community School for the Arts Fall Recital

Date:
Sunday, December 5th 2021
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309) 438-2591

Community School for the Arts Private Student Recitals

Date:
Sunday, December 19th 2021
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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

January 2022

USAF Airlifter Brass Quintet – closed to public

Date:
Tuesday, January 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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