Music

Individual musicians and ensembles are available for interactive performances and workshops.  From the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra to the PanAmerican Steel Band, we have performers representing various genres and music and from all around the world.

Music ensembles and solo artists offer educational and entertaining performances, workshops and master classes. Whether you are interested in an introduction to music from another part of the world or a particular genre, we have the artist for you!

Graduate/Post-Graduate

Iowinds Wind Quintet

The Iowinds wind quintet includes Elizabeth Salerno (flute), Matthew Goulding (oboe), Devan Cummings (clarinet), Rob Hillman (bassoon), and Komsun Dilokkunanant (french horn). They are coached by Assistant Professor of oboe at University of Iowa, Dr...

University of Iowa Wind Quintet

The UI Wind Quintet consists of graduate student musicians Christina Bates (flute), Liz Fleissner (oboe), Joe Valenti (clarinet), Alex Widstrand (bassoon), and Anna Marshall (french horn).

Faculty

Katherine Eberle

With a radiant stage presence and a mezzo-soprano of unusual warmth and color, Katherine Eberle is an active soloist throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has appeared in opera productions at the Aspen Festival Opera Theatre; Opera de Lille, France...

Jeffrey Agrell

Jeffrey Agrell has taught horn at the University of Iowa School of Music since 2000. He is also an award-winning composer who has written dozens of commissions for professional chamber music ensembles. His pieces have been published, recorded on CD...

Ensembles

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra

The UI Symphony Orchestra, under its internationally recognized conductor Dr. William LaRue Jones, brings an exciting commitment to musical excellence with innovative programs that combine the works from contemporary composers as well as the...

Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a big band devoted to performing the works of the jazz mainstream. This ensemble covers the range between early swing and progressive jazz ( Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Mingus, etc). Students learn the conventions of...

Latin Jazz Ensemble

The UI Latin/Jazz Ensemble is one of the premier ensembles from the jazz department’s small combo program. Directed by James Dreier, the ensemble performs and studies the vast Latin/jazz genre, artists such as Tito Puente, ChoCho Valdez, Eddie...

Pandelirium Steel Drum Band

The Pandelirium Steel Drum Band performs on instruments cut and hammered from 55 gallon oil barrels and their performances include a blend of musical styles ranging from traditional Calypsos and Soccas of Trinidad to Reggae. They also include...

Kantorei

Founded in 1973, Kantorei is the School of Music’s premiere choir. Consisting of thirty-two singers (smaller groups available for performances) and selected by stringent auditions, they ably represent the best vocalists at the UI. Kantorei is...

PanAmerican Steel Band

The ever-popular PanAmerican Steel Band features fun and interesting music from the Caribbean performed on steel pans from Trinidad and Tobago. Students will learn how this joyous musical art form grew out of the oppression of European slavery and...