The University of Iowa

UI Orchestras & Choirs with the Chamber Singers of Iowa City

Jessica Faselt, soprano
Steven Soph, tenor
Royce Blackburn, baritone

University of Iowa Symphony Orchestras
Dr. David Gompper, interim director of orchestral studies
Dr. Timothy Stalter, conductor/director of choral activities

University of Iowa Faculty Chamber Orchestra
Dr. David Puderbaugh, conductor/assistant director of choral activities

University of Iowa Choirs:

Nickel Creek

A sum of more than their staggering parts, Nickle Creek is the trio that revolutionized bluegrass and folk in the early 2000s and ushered in a new era of Americana music.

Fall Welcome Concert

Hancher welcomes back our entire community for a music festival-style event on our front lawn. The event opens with big city rocker Elizabeth Moen and closes with the electronic/R&B dance party of Dawn Richard. Songwriter and vocalist Brittany Howard will headline this show.


Fierce follows four teenage girls finding identity and purpose in the world as they write their college essays in a high school writers’ workshop featuring an ensemble of University of Iowa singers, musicians, and dancers with production support from the Performing Arts Production Unit and Hancher Auditorium.

Oumou Sangaré

Presented at The Englert Theatre
Oumou Sangaré is an icon whose powerful music and fierce feminism have inspired artist from Alicia Keys to Aya Nakamura to Beyoncé. Her most recent record, Timbuktu, blends the sounds of traditional West African instruments with those instruments most associated with the blues.

Elias String Quartet

Elias String Quartet are "simply astounding, in the freshness, intensity, assurance, and seeming spontaneity of their playing." Hancher will welcome back one of our favorite ensembles to introduce a new chamber music experience at Hancher.