Sunday, October 6th & Monday, October 7th, 2013
Dates & Location
Sunday-Monday, October 6-7, 2013; 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, “informances,” 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 is $15 per person and includes three special interest sessions, all rehearsals and “informances,” refreshments and the Grand Finale Concert. Fees for music materials not included.

Festival Parking
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 $1.50 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.

Pre-Concert Dinner/
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.

Lodging Information
The Clarion and Days Inn are offering special rates for Festival attendees. Costs are $69 per room at the Days Inn, $89 to include Continental Breakfast. Call the Days Inn at 319-266-1222 or the Clarion at 319-277-2230 to make reservations.
Please indicate that you are with the Festival.
Additional information
For more information about the Festival and/or Symposium activities, contact Professor Dyan Meyer, at 319-273-7175. For information concerning registration, contact Kelli McCarthy by phone at 319-273-5141, fax 319-273-7470, or e-mail at

All individual music packets shall be ordered by the school’s director directly from the Kephart’s music center website.

Event Committee
UNI Vocal/Choral Division
Prof. Dyan Meyer, Choral Studies and Festival Co-coordinator
Dr. John Wiles, Choral Studies and Festival Co-coordinator
Dr. Korey Barrett, voice coach
Dr. John Hines, voice
Dr. Jean McDonald, voice
Dr. Leslie Morgan, voice
Dr. Jonathan Thull, voice
Prof. Jeff Birch, voice
Prof. Sandra Walden, Director, UNI Lyric Theatre

Voice Lessons / Scholarships Auditions
In conjunction with the Northern Iowa Vocal Arts Festival, the School of Music offers its services to the individual singer. Your best junior and senior singers have the opportunity to take a private voice lesson with one of our Voice Faculty. If selected, they may 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.

We will assign times only in the following priority:
1.Seniors, 2. Juniors. All voice lesson requests must include the name of the piece prepared to sing.

Students who wish to have a private voice lesson are required to sing one Art Song (e.g., a selection from the 24 Italian songs and Arias, an English folk song, or anything comparable and appropriate for Solo Contest). This piece must be memorized. The student must bring one copy for the Voice Faculty and one copy for the UNI accompanist, if an accompanists needed (free of charge).

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.


Honor Choir

Zadok the Priest

SATB divisi, piano

SATB, a capella
Public Domain

Lightly Stepped a Yellow Star
SATB, piano and percussion
(HNC 2365A)

The Roof
TTBB, piano

Let All the World in Every
Corner Sing

SSAA, piano

SATB, piano