Special Events & Guest Artists

The Drake University Department of Music has hosted numerous guest artists who are leading performers and pedagogues in their respective fields of music. 

The following is a list of some of the individuals and ensembles Drake music students have collaborated with in recent years:

  • Boston Brass
  • Maria Schneider Big Band
  • Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Legend and Pedagogue
  • Peter Ellefson, professor of trombone, Indiana University and Northwestern University
  • M. Dee Stewart, former trombonist, The Philadelphia Orchestra and professor, Indiana University,
  • Weston Sprott, trombonist, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
  • Master Gunnery Sergeant Mark Jenkins, euphonium soloist, The President’s Own, U.S. Marine Band
  • Randall Hawes, bass trombonist, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Michael Gast, principal horn, The Minnesota Orchestra, acting associate principal NY Philharmonic
  • Eric McIntyre, former hornist, Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera
  • Emerson String Quartet
  • Cheryl Studer, soprano 
  • Stephen Paulus, composer
  • Richard Stoltzman, clarinet
  • Leone Buyse, flute
  • Jean-Marie Londeix, saxophone
  • The Concertgebouw Brass
  • Wayne Bergeron, trumpet
  • Olga Kern, piano
  • Pamela Frank, violin international soloist
  • The Emerson String Quartet
  • The Tokyo String Quartet
  • Midori, violin international soloist
  • Peter Wiley, cello
  • Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello, International Tchaikovsky Competition Winner 
  • Wendy Warner, cello international soloist
  • Matt Haimovitz, cello international soloist
  • Joshua Roman, cello international soloist
  • Peter Stumpf, cello
  • The Chiara Quartet
  • The Miro Quartet
  • Jeremy Bell of the Penderecki Quartet
  • Former Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, Stephanie Arado
  • Tony Ross, Principal Cellist of the Minnesota Orchestra
  • Bella Hristova, violin
  • Felicia Moye, violin
  • Benny Kim, violin international soloist
Fine Arts Events
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Fine Arts News
June 11, 2015
Zenith Chamber Music Festival features free, daily performances at four locations in Des Moines. Zenith is scheduled for August 18-21 and is hosted by Drake University.
April 21, 2015
April 21, 2015
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