Sunday, November 27, 2011

Summer Music Institute 2012

The National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute will take place from July 2 to July 30.

Every summer, approximately 60 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute (SMI). The Institute offers four weeks of private lessons, rehearsals, coaching by National Symphony Orchestra members, classes, and lectures to prepare aspiring musicians for their futures in music.

The deadline for application is January 27, 2012. In the past, SMI Chair Leon Kuehner submitted Iowa's selections to SMI. This year, applicants will apply online directly to the Kennedy Center.

For more information and links to the application and financial forms, go to the IAAE website.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

All-State 2011

An appreciative audience was entertained by the All-State musicians this weekend in Ames.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Iowa Talent on IPTV in November

Tune to Iowa Public Television during November to celebrate some of the great talent from around the state:

  • All-State Music Festival 2011--Thursday, Nov. 24, at 7pm and Sunday, Nov. 27, at 5:30pm
  • Iowa HS Cheerleading Championships 2011--Sunday, November 27, at 2pm
  • 2011 Iowa HS Marching Bands: ValleyFest--Sunday, Nov. 27, at 3:30pm, and Monday, Nov. 28, at 9pm
  • 2011 Iowa High School Marching Bands: ShowDown--Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4:30pm, and Monday, Nov. 28, at 8pm