UNI practice carillon
Apr 24, 2023

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.

Danny Galyen conducting
Apr 07, 2023

UNI School of Music faculty elected to American Bandmasters Association

University of Northern Iowa School of Music faculty artist Danny Galyen has been elected to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association (ABA). 

UNI School of Music to present world premiere opera: “The Beehive”
Mar 17, 2023

UNI School of Music to present world premiere opera: “The Beehive”

The UNI School of Music will present the world premiere performances of the newly-commissioned opera “The Beehive.” The work was created specifically for UNI graduate students to perform.

Panther Marching Band in front of a castle in Spain
Jan 25, 2023

Panther Marching Band performs for more than 1.5 million people in Spain

Members of the University of Northern Iowa's Panther Marching Band spent part of their winter break in Madrid, Spain, to perform in the Three Kings Parade.

New Horizons Band
Nov 21, 2022

UNI Community Music School presents New Horizons Band and Children’s Choir concerts

The University of Northern Iowa's Community Music School will be hosting concerts for the New Horizons Band and the Children’s Choir.

Suzanne Hendrix-Case
Mar 23, 2022

Voice professor’s opera skills draw praise from the Grammys

Elementary music educator, professor of voice, opera singer—Suzanne Hendrix-Case has done it all! And now she can add a new title: Grammy-nominated singer.

UNI professor Hannah Porter-Occeña
Aug 12, 2021

UNI professor wins international music contest

Winning accolades is nothing new for UNI assistant professor and professional flutist Hannah Porter-Occeña. The accomplished flutist recently won Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation’s 2021 international music competition, which means she will take her mission of musical education around the world.

UNI alum MaKayla McDonald
Jul 15, 2021

Rising opera star returns home

UNI alum and classically trained singer MaKayla McDonald never envisioned a place in the industry for a young, Black queer singer. Now the dynamic, up-and-coming soprano - who performs Friday through Sunday as Ida B. Wells in “The Suffragist” at the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center - is winning lead roles in opera houses across the country. 

A medieval manuscript
Nov 25, 2020

Remaking history