School of Music to host 34th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Caroline Boehmer, communication and operations coordinator, School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa School of Music will host its annual Scholarship Benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the UNI campus. The theme of the concert is "That's Amore!"

The concert will feature guest artist Jim Linahon, a UNI School of Music alumnus, who will conduct the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Linahon is an award-winning music producer, composer and artist who worked directly with Sinatra from 1978 to 1989 as a lead trumpet player.

Faculty artists Bill Shepherd, Amanda McCandless, Heather Peyton, Cayla Bellamy, Mitra Sadeghpour, Bob Dunn, Christopher Merz, Alexander Pershounin, Korey Barrett, Sean Botkin, Serena Hou, Polina Khatsko, Dmitri Vorobiev and Jeff Brich will also perform. The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, UNI Varsity Men's Glee Club, Concert Chorale, UNI Singers, UNI percussion studio, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir and Opera UNI will be featured. Intermission will feature a harp performance by Gretchen Brumwell.

Post-show performances by Randall Harlow, Mariko Morita, Cayla Bellamy, Ross Winter and Katherine Osbourne will take place in Jebe and Davis halls.

Hors d'oeuvres and champagne will be served during a reception in the lobby following the concert, with music provided by the Hands of Time Quartet. All seats for the benefit concert are reserved. Individual tickets can be purchased at the Gallagher Bluedorn box office, by calling 319-273-4TIX or 877-549-7469, or at

To become a special donor and receive complimentary tickets, call the School of Music office at 319-273-2028.

For more information, contact Caroline Boehmer, communication and operations coordinator for the School of Music, at 319-273-2028 or