voxman music building

man in front of organ

Historic marathon performance to inaugurate UI’s majestic Klais organ

Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s Second Organ Symphony Feb. 10
Celebrated organist Kevin Bowyer will perform Sorabji’s monumental Second Organ Symphony for the inauguration of the University of Iowa’s new Klais organ beginning at noon on Feb 10. The performance will last about eight-and-a-half hours—but you can catch the finale if you arrive at 8 p.m.
Univeristy of Iowa Steel Drum Band

‘If you hit it, we play it’

Moore reflects on 20 years as director of Iowa Percussion
Daniel Moore is just the second director of Iowa Percussion in the program’s nearly 60-year history. Recently, he sat down with “Iowa Now” to talk about the highlights of his 20 years with the program.
strings class in rehearsal room

Life at the new Voxman Music Building

Creativity, instruction, and camaraderie—all happening within a state-of-the-art facility. This is what the new Voxman Music Building, home to the University of Iowa School of Music, brings to the university.
Voxman Music Building dedication ceremony

A real showstopper

UI dedicates its new state-of-the-art and thoughtfully designed Voxman Music Building
Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the official dedication of the new Voxman Music Building on Oct. 21, 2016.
Voxman, date unknown.

Voxman: The man behind the building name

A man so loved that the UI named a building after him—twice
Born in a small coal-mining town in 1912, Himie Voxman taught at the UI for 45 years and is credited with establishing the UI School of Music’s national prominence.
David Gier

Voxman returns to campus

School of Music director David Gier reflects on the new Voxman Music Building
With the grand opening of the Voxman Music Building on Oct. 21, School of Music director David Gier shares his thoughts on the new location and what’s transpired in the eight years since the 2008 flood.
Band poses on stairs

UI Symphony Band celebrates 50th anniversary of Soviet Union tour

Members recall curtain calls, questionable translations
In the spring of 1966, in the midst of the Cold War, the University of Iowa Symphony Band embarked on a historic European tour, including a 19-day stretch in the Soviet Union. Fifty years later, former members are returning to Iowa City for the milestone reunion.
himie voxman portrait from 2002

A visit to Himie Voxman's hometown

RAGBRAI riding to Centerville on July 27
On Wednesday, July 27, RAGBRAI will reach Centerville, the birthplace of Himie Voxman, the University of Iowa's music director for 26 years.
Exterior of new music building

The latest look: Voxman Music Building

Photo gallery shows progress on new home for UI School of Music
Check out the latest progress on the new home for the University of Iowa School of Music in this “Iowa Now” photo gallery.
Construction work on the new Music Building

The latest look: Voxman Music Building

Construction update on new School of Music facility
The Voxman Music Building, future home to the University of Iowa School of Music, will open in 2016 boasting a 700-seat recital hall that will be the envy of many programs across the country. Iowa Now provides you with intimate glimpses of the work done over the past few months.

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