Music Stories & News

UNI and Kirkwood faculty members and students at 2+2 articulation agreement signing

UNI and Kirkwood Community College come together to offer 2+2 music degree

The UNI School of Music and Kirkwood Community College have proudly entered into a unique partnership allowing students to complete a BA in Music.
Ensemble F-Plus

UNI School of Music to host New Music Festival

The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will hold its fourth annual New Music Festival Feb. 23-24.
Joel Waggoner and Meryl Streep in "Only Murders in the Building"

Joel Waggoner’s journey from UNI School of Music to “Only Murders in the Building”

Joel Waggoner's career has taken him to Broadway and given him the chance to work alongside Meryl Streep. And it all started with UNI degree.
Bob Bone, Duncan Sandys, José Herrera, and Melinda Boyd pose after the announcement was made

Panther Marching Band to head to London

The Panther Marching Band was invited to perform in the 2024-2025 London New Year's Day Parade. 
Man with a top hat and glasses in dim light looking off to the side

UNI School of Music presents “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

The UNI School of Music will present silent horror film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” with live improvised electro-acoustic music performed by UNI faculty.
Susan Rider playing trumpet in front of the Washington Monument

From Russell Hall to the White House, armed with a trumpet

As a professional musician who got her start at UNI’s School of Music, Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider uses her musical talents to hail the red, white and blue every day
All of Us. Save the date: 42nd annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, Friday, September 29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

UNI School of Music to host 42nd annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

"All of Us" will be the theme of the 42nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the UNI School of Music
Presidents Own Marine Band in front of the White House

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band to perform in Cedar Falls on Midwest tour

For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the Midwest on tour, performing a free 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, October 14 at the Gallagher Bluedorn. 
Jazz Band One standing in front of a statue of Nelson Mandela

UNI jazz band experiences life on the road in South Africa

Jazz Band One's recent adventure in South Africa included sightseeing, learning about the culture, and, of course, playing lots of jazz.
UNI practice carillon

Carrying on nearly 100 years of history — meet UNI’s Guild of Carillonneurs

Anticipation is mounting for the May 1 return of the carillon bells to the UNI campus, and no group feels that more deeply than the Guild of Carillonneurs.