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Zenith Chamber Music Festival set for August 15-19

The 2017 Zenith Chamber Music Festival is set for Aug. 15-19 with free chamber performances by local and international artists in some of central Iowa’s most attractive venues.
June 23, 2017

19-year-old Drake student stars in groundbreaking Netflix-style TV opera

Music major Rowen Sabala stars in “Vireo,” which will reach nearly 34 million homes and also be available for free online.
May 30, 2017

Drake pianist teams up with Euclid Quartet for concert in Sheslow Auditorium

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano, will join forces with the internationally acclaimed Euclid Quartet in a free performance Sunday, April 30, in Drake's Sheslow Auditorium.
April 19, 2017

Drake Theatre invites audiences to "See Rock City: And Other Destinations"

With the spring semester drawing to a close and summer travel locations on the mind, Drake Theatre is taking audiences all over the U.S. with See Rock City: And Other Destinations, a production directed by Michael Rothmayer, associate professor of theatre arts. See Rock City: And Other Destinations, with music by Brad Alexander and book and […]
April 17, 2017

Keys to Excellence Continues with Pianist Alan Chow

Pianist Alan Chow, a professor at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on March 6.
February 28, 2017

Drake students perform with Broadway actress Kristin Chenoweth

Eight Drake musical theatre students had a Wicked cool opportunity last weekend when they performed with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth at the Des Moines Civic Center.
February 27, 2017

Student-directed theatre productions open at Drake this week

The Drake University Theatre Department opens the spring semester with two student-directed shows with dark themes, running Feb. 23-26.
February 21, 2017

Jordan Concert Series features violinist Robert Chen

Drake University is proud to present Robert Chen, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as the next artist in the Jordan Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 14, 2017

CANCELLED: Keys to Excellence piano series features Quentin Kim

Quentin Kim, professor of piano at Pusan National University, will present the next concert of Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Jan. 23.
January 5, 2017

Keys to Excellence series continues with Drake's Nicholas Roth

Nicholas Roth, professor of piano at Drake University, will present the next concert in Drake’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Nov. 28.
November 21, 2016

Drake Theatre presents "Heathers: The Musical" from Nov. 17-20

"Heathers: The Musical" runs Nov. 17-20 at Drake University. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens.
November 7, 2016

Music instructor to tour with Mannheim Steamroller

Anna Lackaff, adjunct professor of music at Drake University, will tour the country this holiday season as a keyboardist for Mannheim Steamroller.
November 1, 2016

Keys to Excellence series features Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown, associate professor of piano at Western Illinois University, will deliver a free performance in Drake's Keys to Excellence Piano Series on Monday, Nov. 14.
October 31, 2016

Keys to Excellence Piano Series launches fourth season on Oct. 24

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Series will open its fourth season with a performance by Lori Sims, professor of piano at Western Michigan University.
October 12, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Drake 135 in nation

The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 135 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
September 30, 2016