Scholarship Benefit Concert 2018

Join us for "Brave New World" - the 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert! The University of Northern Iowa School of Music Cordially invites you to attend the 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday, September 21 in the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.

Get ready for a celebration! The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians, as well as a dazzling post-concert reception where the music and excitement of the evening continue!

Concert Performers and Reception Details

The evening will be filled with exceptional performances by student and faculty musicians. Pre-concert music and our chocolate course will begin in the Gallagher Bluedorn lobby at 6:45 p.m. and will feature UNI Opera students singing arias. The mainstage concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall and will include performances by the UNI Wind Ensemble, faculty pianists Sean Botkin and Vakhtang Kodanashvili, the Northern Iowa Flute Choir, UNI Jazz Band One with new faculty artist Michael Conrad, the West African Drum Ensemble, and the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra with UNI Choirs presenting a preview excerpt of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

As always, the end of the concert is only the beginning of the festivities. Plan to stay for excellent hors d’oeuvres and champagne in the lobby with music provided by Bob Dunn, guitar, as well as post-show performances in Davis Hall featuring UNI faculty and student musicians.  

Please join us for this exciting event and help to support student scholarships at UNI’s School of Music! 


Individual tickets for the 37th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert are $50 each*

Order tickets any way you like:

- Call the GBPAC box office at (319) 273-4TIX (4849) or (877) 549-SHOW (7469)
- Visit us online by clicking here
- Purchase your tickets in person at the GBPAC box office.

*$40 of each ticket purchased is tax deductible (the remaining $10 is for champagne and hors d’oeuvres – “goods received”).

Becoming a Special Donor

The Scholarship Benefit Concerts have been raising scholarship funds for exceptionally talented music students and students in need since 1982. In addition to the income from tickets sales for the concerts, we have developed a network of community, small business, corporate and university-related donors. The extent of this support has been most gratifying to the students and faculty at UNI’s School of Music.

To allow us to continue the support we have provided in the past, please consider becoming a special donor. To find out more about donor categories and benefits, please contact us at​.

Your support makes the difference and allows each student to excel at UNI! The 37th annual Scholarship Benefit Concert is a culmination of the School of Music’s long term dedication to excellence in preparing students to be successful musicians. Through your support, our students excel in achieving their goals!