Dates & Location
Sunday-Monday, October 6 - 7; Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls
Festival Registration Fees
The Vocal Arts Festival is $25 per person and includes t-shirt, all rehearsals, performances, the Vocal Arts/Choral Ensemble Showcase, catered brown bag dinner the evening of the performance and the Grand Finale Concert. Students selected for private voice lessons do not incur additional costs. Fees for music materials not included.
The Conductor's Symposium has an optional catering fee for $20 per person which includes a masterclass, three special interest sessions, all rehearsals and performances, refreshments and the Grand Finale Concert. Fees for music materials not included.
Chaperones have an optional catering fee of $15 per person.
Refunds will be given if written notice is postmarked by September 16th, 2019. There will be a $25 processing fee for all refunds. Please note that the submission of the registration form is a commitment to pay the festival fee, regardless of weather conditions. No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collection for the full amount if written notice is not postmarked by September 16th, 2019. Refunds will not be given after September 16, 2019.
Buses may drop students off at the Gallagher- Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and park in the North Dome R lot. For other vehicles, parking permits are $2 each and are required if parking on campus. Please use your application form to indicate the number of parking permits needed. A map of appropriate parking lots will be sent with your permit(s) and confirmation.
Select either a ham/cheese or vegetarian brown bag dinner to enjoy in the lobby of the GBPAC prior to the performance. Please indicate selection on registration form.
County Inn and Suites
2910 S. Main Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Rate is $145 per night.
For more information about the Festival and/or Symposium activities, contact:
Dr. John Len Wiles
For information concerning registration, contact:
All individual music packets should be ordered by the school's director directly from the Kephart's music center website.
Voice Lessons / Scholarships Auditions
Private voice lessons with UNI Vocal Faculty are available to Seniors and Juniors on Monday, October 3 from 9am to 12pm. Superior students may be invited to sing a solo at the Grand Finale Concert and may be awarded a scholarship to study voice at the UNI School of Music as a music major.
As space is limited, priority is given to qualified Seniors. Students are required to sing one Art Song (e.g., a selection from "24 Italian Songs and Arias"). Selections must be memorized. Students should bring one copy for the voice faculty and one copy for the UNI accompanist, provided free of charge. Each lesson will last approximately 15 minutes.
After all singers have been heard, the Voice Faculty will invite students to sing in a call back audition to determine those students who will be invited to sing on the Grand Finale Concert and to identify scholarship candidates.
*Be advised that a student who wins a scholarship still needs to apply for acceptance to UNI and audition for acceptance into the School of Music on the specified spring audition dates.
Voice faculty will critique to provide encouragement, and suggestions will be of a positive nature. Each lesson will last approximately 15 minutes. Certain students will be heard again in a call-back situation to determine the scholarship candidates who will sing during the evening's concert.
The UNI Voice Faculty gives freely of their time and expertise; cancellations should be made only in extreme cases. Please be sure to use the lesson times you request and are assigned.
*Be advised that a student who wins a scholarship still needs to apply for acceptance to UNI and audition for acceptance into the School of Music on the Specified spring audition dates. A scholarship winner does not automatically gain acceptance to UNI or the School of Music.
Afternoon on a Hill (Paulus)
The Heaven's Flock (Esenvalds)
Unclouded Day (Kirchner)
Regina Coeli, K. 127 (Mozart)
Os justi (Bruckner)