Voxman School of Music

Klais Organ

The Klais organ

The journey to find the music building’s biggest instrument
Of all the new instruments in the University of Iowa’s Voxman Music Building, the most notable might be the majestic Klais organ newly installed in the 700-seat concert hall.
Kayt Conrad.

Pianos don't play well underwater

Kayt Conrad recounts the Division of Performing Arts' race against the 2008 flood
In the wake of the 2008 flooding of the Iowa River, Kayt Conrad and her team had to scramble to find new facilities that could accommodate Division of Performing Arts students and faculty. But first, they had to save the pianos.
a rendering of the main entry for the Voxman School of Music/Clapp Recital Hall

AR12: Arts picture becomes clearer

Plans are unveiled, federal funding commitment reaffirmed
A February milestone. An injection of suspense in June. And a moment of praise (and a chance to exhale) in October. This sequence provides a snapshot of the progress made in 2012 with regard to the replacement of flood-damaged arts facilities at the University of Iowa.
flooded campus

Homeland Security reaffirms federal funding for flooded art buildings

Decision clears way for construction on Hancher, School of Music, studio arts buildings
University of Iowa President Sally Mason joined state and congressional leaders in praising the federal government’s decision Wednesday to reaffirm its commitment to provide $83 million for the replacement of Hancher Auditorium, School of Music, and studio arts buildings.