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Recital and Ensemble Program Information

Audience: All concerts are back to pre-covid audience restrictions, with the expectation that masks must be worn by both performers and audience members. See official Fine Arts Covid Policies for up-to-date information.

Livestream: There are 3 different livestream links – one for performances in Sheslow, one for the Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center, and one for the Fine Art Center (Performing Arts Hall, Coleman Studio Theatre)

Sheslow Auditorium livestream link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo8_AZmzNmx9PNASlT6HbDA

Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center Livestream link: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6RR161j-wzigdwadzZw-aQ/

Fine Arts Center (Performing Arts Hall or the Coleman Studio Theatre) link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_24NMBkqeEmzKzeXMWE0tw/  

Please click on the event below to view the program.  Thank you for supporting the Drake University Music Program!

Spring 2022

September

Friday, September 23 | Masterclass: Mixed Media Saxophone Quartet, 1:00p.m, Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, September 23 | Civic Music Association: Fischoff Competition Winners, 7:30p.m, Sheslow Auditorium

October

Saturday, October 1 | Guest Artist: Kabelo Witness Matlou, jazz pianist, 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, Oct. 2 | Masterclass: Sławomir Dobrzański, Professor of Piano, Kansas State University; 4 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium.

Monday, Oct. 3 | Guest Recital: Sławomir Dobrzański, Professor of Piano at Kansas State University; 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium; part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series. For more information contact Professor Nicholas Roth at nicholas.roth@drake.edu.

Saturday, October 8 | Drake Orchestra: Hector Aguero, conductor, 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, October 9 | Guest Artist: Andrew Whitfield, voice, 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Wednesday, October 12 | Jordan Concert Series Masterclass: Eric Ferring, voice, 3:00p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, October 14 | Jordan Concert Series: Eric Ferring, voice, 5:00p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, October 23 | Drake Choirs: Eric Barnum, conductor, 3:00p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Sunday, October 30 | Des Moines Community Orchestra: Carl Johnson, conductor, 12:00p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

November

Friday, November 11 | Drake University Jazz Ensemble One: Joel Poppen, director, 7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Friday, November 11 | Civic Music Association: Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn, 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, November 18 | Opera Scenes Concert: 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, November 18 | Drake University Jazz Ensemble Two: Colin Young, director, 7:30 p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Monday, Nov. 28 | Faculty Recital: Nicholas Roth; 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium; part of the Keys to Excellence Piano Series. For more information contact Professor Nicholas Roth at nicholas.roth@drake.edu.

December

Friday, December 2 | Civic Music Association: Cantus, 7:30p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Friday, December 2 | Drake University Honor Band Festival Concert I, featuring the Drake University Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony: 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall

Saturday, December 3 | Drake University Honor Band Festival Concert II, featuring the Honors Concert Band and Honors Wind Ensemble: 5:00 p.m., Performing Arts Hall

Sunday, December 4 | Drake Choirs: Eric Barnum, conductor, 7:30 p.m., Sheslow Auditorium

Tuesday, December 6 | Dowling High School / Drake Jazz One Clinic Concert: Joel Poppen, director, 7:30p.m., Patty and Fred Turner Jazz Center

Thursday, Dec. 8 | Drake Orchestra & Choirs: Eric Barnum and Hector Aguero, conductors, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Hall

 

Fall 2021

September

October

Sunday, October 3rd, 3:00 PM, Outside TJC - Jazz 1 and Jazz 2
(rain location inside TJC)
Saturday, October 9th, 7:30 PM, Sheslow – Faculty Piano Trio Program: Maureen Yuen, Nicholas Roth, Ashley Sidon
Wednesday, October 13, 4:00 PM, Sheslow - Voice Masterclass October 13, 2021, Melissa Wegner and Francesca Condeluci
Thursday, October 14, 1:45 PM Sheslow - Voice Masterclass October 14, 2021, Melissa Wegner
Thursday, October 21, 7:30 PM, Sheslow –Drake Choirs October 2021 Concert Program
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 7:30 PM, Sheslow - Sam & Dave's Brass Extravaganza
Saturday, October 30, 7:30 PM. Sheslow – Drake Orchestra Concert Program October 30, 2021

November
Friday, November 5th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow – Emma Ksiazak Senior Recital, Mezzo-Soprano
Saturday, November 6th, 4:00 PM in Sheslow – Catie Wiltanger Senior Lecture-Recital, Piano
Tuesday, November 9th, 7:30 PM in TJC - lecture with Dr. Sarah Van Dusen lecture “Music in a Crisis: The Experiences of Three Music Educators after the Camp Fire”
Thursday, November 11th, 7:30 PM in TJC – Jazz 1 Concert
Friday, November 12th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow – Molly McDonough Recital, Jr Voice Recital
Sunday, November 14th, 3:00 PM in Sheslow - Flute Studio Recital Program
Monday, November 15th, 7:30 PM in TJC - Horn Studio Recital
Tuesday, November 16th, 7:30 PM in TJC, Ben Koeppen Recital, Saxophone Senior Recital
Wednesday, November 17th, 7:30 PM in PAH – Opera Scenes Fall 2021
Thursday, November 18th, 7:30 PM in TJC – Jazz 2 Program
Thursday, November 18th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow- Violin and Viola Recital Program  
Friday, November 19th, 11:00 AM, FAC 204 – Is Your Body In Tune?  The role of posture and body mechanics in the performing arts, w/Guest Speaker Matt Bravard
Friday, November 19th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow – Abby Kate Boeschen Recital Program, Voice
Monday, November 29th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow - Nicholas Roth, Piano - Keys to Excellence Series, Sally Bartlett Memorial Concert
Tuesday, November 30th, 7:30 PM in PAH – Brent Nery Musical Theatre Recital, Senior Musical Theatre
 
December
Thursday, December 2nd, 7:30 PM in Sheslow - Drake Orchestra December 2, 2021 Program
Friday, December 3rd, 7:30 PM in Sheslow - Strings Chamber Music Recital Program
Friday, December 3rd, 7:30 PM in PAH – 50th Drake University Honor Band Festival Program  Drake Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Concert 
Saturday, December 4th, 5:00 PM in PAH - 50th Drake University Honor Band Festival Program
Sunday, December 5th, 3:00 PM in Sheslow – Low Brass Studio Recital Program
Sunday, December 5th, 7:00 PM in Sheslow - Drake Choirs December 2021 Concert Program
Thursday, December 9th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow - Emily Battani and Molly Kretschmer Recital Program, Voice
Thursday, December 9th at 7:30 PM in TJC – Saxophone Quartet Program
Saturday, December 11th, 7:30 PM in Sheslow – Maggie Parker Recital Program, Voice
 
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