Arts

Drumming up new teaching techniques at the University of Iowa

Drumming up new teaching techniques

Music educators converge on UI campus to learn World Music Drumming
Two UI College of Education alumnae are creating an after-school drumming club in Mount Vernon, Iowa, as a result of participating in a World Music Drumming Workshop. That event, hosted by the UI and West Music, drew more than 60 music teachers from across the state and nation.
Becky Schmitz leads a group during a drumming workshop at the Iowa Memorial Union on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Music teachers drum up fun at IMU

Music teachers jammed to the sound of Tubano drums Thursday at the Iowa Memorial Union in Iowa City. About 60 K-12 music teachers and others gathered for World Music Drumming workshops on the University of Iowa campus, hosted by the UI College of Education and West Music.

Iowa State Fair booth construction

3D Design students bring world-class talent to Iowa State Fair booth

Students hope to represent what ‘UI does best’
Sure, you can go to the Iowa State Fair and only see an Uncle Pennybags made out of butter, but why stop there? A team of 3D design students from the University of Iowa is hard at work to bring innovative art to the fairgrounds this year.
illustration including writer's excerpts

Developing voices a world away

Women in Bahrain and Jordan build community of writers and explore artistic identity through IWP distance-learning course
Nearly 20 women in Bahrain and Jordan participated in A Room of One’s Own: Developing the Authorial Voice, a distance-learning course offered by the UI International Writing Program. The course focused on issues of artistic identity while fostering participants’ authorial voices and building a community of women writers.
University of Iowa School of Music students Jordan Pullman and Tessa Hoffman rehearse their roles for their performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" on Tuesday, June 30th. The comedic opera is being directed by Nicholas Wuehrmann and will perf

Feeling like pros

UI summer opera roles come with financial incentive this year
For the first time, the University of Iowa's School of Music is paying cast members of the summer opera.
Stanley Plumly

Stanley Plumly receives Truman Capote Award

Maryland's state Poet Laureate has been awarded the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism by the UI for his most recent book.
Young students work on projects in their 3D design and printing class at M.C. Ginsberg on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. The class is offered through the University of Iowa's Belin-Blank Center and is the first of its kind to be taught in a private, commercial s

Iowa City Press-Citizen Students building hover cars with 3D design

Hover cars soon will fly at M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, where middle-school students began taking a class on 3D design this past week. The class is one of several offerings for students in grades 6-8 through the University of Iowa College of Education Belin-Blank Center's one-week Junior Scholars Institute.

Sharon Jones, Chris Thile, and Bobby McFerrin

Hancher announces 2015-16 performances

Sharon Jones, Bobby McFerrin part of final season before new Hancher facility opens in fall 2016
The University of Iowa’s Hancher has announced its lineup of performances for the 2015-2016 season. Season highlights include Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, mandolinist Chris Thile performing Bach, Ellis Marsalis, and Bobby McFerrin. Tickets go on sale Aug. 24.
Black and white photo of old building on campus

Old Gold: 'Mystery' of Fine Arts Building solved

Readers help UI archivist identify long-gone Iowa Avenue building
When University of Iowa archivist David McCartney asked readers for help in identifying a long-gone building on Iowa Avenue, they responded.

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