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UNI School of Music to host 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

September 10, 2013

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

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

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "An Enchanted Evening!" is the theme of the 32nd Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the University of Northern Iowa School of Music. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27,in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC).

This year's concert will feature music by UNI alumnus James Miller of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on trombone as well as music by faculty artists Korey Barrett, Amanda McCandless, Heather Peyton, Dmitri Vorobiev and Robert Washut. Also featured will be Kaji Daiko on Taiko drums, the Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, Jazz Band One, Concert Chorale, a student and alumni vocal trio, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and more.

Following the concert there will be hors d'oeuvres, champagne and music in the lobby and a performance by School of Music student musicians. An additional post-show performance featuring the UNI Marimba Ensemble will be held in Davis Hall. Bob Dunn and the UNI Wire Choir will provide pre-show music.

The Scholarship Benefit Concerts have been raising scholarship funds for exceptionally talented music students and students in need for more than 30 years. All seats for the benefit concert are reserved. Individual tickets may be purchased in person at the GBPAC box office, by calling 319-273-4TIX or 877-549-SHOW (7469), or at To become a special donor and receive complimentary tickets, contact the School of Music office at 319-273-2028.

For more information on this event or the UNI School of Music, contact Caroline Boehmer, communications and operations coordinator for the UNI School of Music, at 319-273-2028 or