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Drake Choir hosts benefit concert for performance in Avery Fisher Hall

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Drake Choir will host a benefit concert to support the group’s trip to New York in May. The concert will be held on Drake’s campus at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
February 10, 2014

Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series continues with exciting spring lineup

Drake University’s Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, Feb. 18 with pianist Robert Satterlee of Bowling Green State University.
February 7, 2014

Courard-Hauri earns funding for STEM curriculum development

David Courard-Hauri, associate professor of environmental science and program chair, received funding for his project titled, “STEM Curriculum Development: Sophomore-Level Case Study Analysis.”
February 6, 2014

The Comparison Project to offer a lecture and performance on music history and musicology

Jonathan Bellman, professor of music history and literature, and head of academic studies in music at the University of Northern Colorado, will deliver a lecture and piano performance titled, “After Silence, That Which Comes Nearest” as part of the Comparison Project’s spring 2014 programming.
February 5, 2014

Drake University Singing Valentines, available for purchase through Feb. 8

Surprise your special someone this Valentine's Day with a serenade and roses from the Drake University Choir. Students will personally deliver Singing Valentines throughout the Des Moines area on Feb. 14.
January 29, 2014

Roll Over Beethoven, a public lecture on musicology

On Jan. 31, Stephanie Heriger, education programs manager at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will deliver a lecture titled “Roll Over Beethoven: Public Musicology at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.”
January 23, 2014

Drake Chamber Choir tours England

The Drake Chamber Choir, the most select of the University's four choruses, is currently touring England.
January 14, 2014

Drake University/Community Chorus begins spring rehearsals

Starting Jan. 28, the Drake University/Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for an April 13 concert. The chorus is open to Drake students, faculty, staff, and the public, and does not require an audition.
January 13, 2014

Drake Symphony Orchestra holds second concert of the season

On December 4, the Drake Symphony Orchestra will perform its second concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium.
December 3, 2013

Drake piano professor and students to kick off concert series

Nicholas Roth, associate professor of piano, and Drake piano students will present the inaugural concert in the Keys to Excellence Piano Concert Series 2013-2014 on Dec. 2.
November 26, 2013

Drake Jazz Ensemble One to hold CD release concert

On Nov. 21, the Drake Jazz Program will host a concert in the Turner Jazz Center for the release of its new CD.
November 19, 2013

Drake Theatre Arts presents Sweeney Todd

On Nov. 14–17, Drake University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in the Performing Arts Hall of the Harmon Fine Arts Center. The performances will start at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 17. Sweeney Todd, set in […]
November 11, 2013

Drake’s Department of Music presents Hodie, a Christmas cantata

On Nov. 23 and 24, Drake University's Department of Music will present Hodie, a Christmas cantata, by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concerts will feature nearly 300 performers, including all four Drake choruses (Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, Drake University/Community Chorus), a student/faculty orchestra, student soloists, and the Heartland Youth Choir, conducted […]
November 11, 2013

Gallery Talk featuring Brian Duffy: Civil War era cartoons from Harper's Weekly

An exhibition at Drake University’s Anderson Gallery offers a fresh perspective on the American Civil War through the display of selected editorial cartoons from Harper’s Weekly, a popular illustrated publication from that time. “Draw Your Weapons: Civil War Cartoons from Harper’s Weekly” is running through January 24, 2014. First launched in 1857, Harper’s Weekly reached […]
October 28, 2013

Drake hosts the Chiara String Quartet

The Chiara String Quartet will perform at Drake University on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will take place in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave., and feature music selections from Béla Bartók. The quartet’s four members, Rebecca Fischer, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota, and Gregory Beaver, have been performing together for […]
October 23, 2013