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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 149 in nation

The inaugural Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking of U.S. colleges placed Drake University at 149 in a list that includes more than 1,000 schools nationwide.
September 30, 2016

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts presents "Doubt: a parable"

Drake University Department of Theatre Arts is opening their 2016-2017 season on Oct. 6 with the controversial, religious drama, Doubt: a parable by John Patrick Shanley.
September 28, 2016

Drake Chamber Choir, four high school choirs to perform Faure's "Requiem"

The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
September 22, 2016

Noted pianist to stage comeback concert with help of Drake University students

A noted pianist and composer will make his proud return to the concert stage for the first time in more than 15 years thanks in part to the efforts of Drake students.
August 30, 2016

Mark your calendars: Drake's large music ensembles announce fall performance schedule

Drake University’s large music ensembles have scheduled an eclectic series of free performances that are guaranteed to please fans of all ages and tastes.
August 16, 2016

Drake University/Community Chorus invites new members

Singers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join the Drake University/Community Chorus as the group begins rehearsing for its fall season.
August 4, 2016

Thank you for going All In!

Any way you interpret it, the Drake community gave in record numbers this year.
May 27, 2016

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns with free performances in Des Moines

Zenith Chamber Music Festival returns August 16-20 with free concerts in venues including the Salisbury House, Jasper Winery, Des Moines Art Center, and Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium.
May 20, 2016