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UNI School of Music to host 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert

September 8, 2017

Caroline Francis, UNI School of Music, 319-273-2028,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – "Home Grown" will be the theme of the 36th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, hosted by the UNI School of Music. The concert is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22,in the Great Hall in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, including UNI alumni flutists Rebecca Johnson and Nicole Molumby, with faculty pianist Robin Guy, the UNI Faculty Septet (featuring faculty artists Cayla Bellamy, bassoon; Amanda McCandless, clarinet; Ross Winter, violin; Randy Grabowski, trumpet; Anthony Williams, trombone; Ryan Frost, percussion; Alexander Pershounin, bass; and Danny Galyen, conductor) student Patrick Cunningham (winner of the spring 2017 Performance Competition Finals), as well as the UNI Wind Ensemble, UNI Opera, Jazz Band One, and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with combined choirs and more.

Intermission will feature a "chocolate course," while a full reception, complete with hors d’oeuvres and champagne, will be held in the lobby after the concert, with music provided by Bob Dunn, guitar, as well as post-show performances in Davis Hall by UNI faculty and student musicians. 

The Scholarship Benefit Concerts have been raising scholarship funds for exceptionally talented music students and students in need for over 35 years. All seats for the benefit concert are reserved. Individual tickets can be purchased in person at the Gallagher Bluedorn 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 Francis, UNI School of Music communications and operations coordinator, at 319-273-2028 or