Public Presentations


Nathan Platte hosts series on movie musicals at FilmScene

Friday, October 13, 2023
Nathan Platte just completed a four-film series at Iowa City’s FilmScene theater, where he hosted a “FilmScene 101” course on movie musicals that ran in tandem with his cross-listed music and cinema course, “The Film Musical.”
Exterior of the Voxman Music Building.

The Music Research Forum features brief presentations from School of Music faculty

Monday, February 7, 2022
The Music Research Forum features brief presentations from School of Music faculty: Matthew Arndt, Adam G. Harry, Anabel Maler, Marian Wilson Kimber, Abbey Dvorak, and Nathan Platte.


Image of Marian Wilson Kimber Reciting with Fan.

Interview with Dr. Wilson Kimber

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
On Sunday, October 24, Dr. Marian Wilson Kimber gave a recital in the Stark Opera Studio titled In a Woman’s Voice: Musical Readings by Women Composers. I was able to talk with Dr. Wilson Kimber a bit about her recital; here’s what she had to say.
Exterior of the Voxman Music Building.

This Weekend: Red Vespa Performs Musical Readings by Women Composers

Friday, October 22, 2021
The duo Red Vespa, consisting of musicology professor Marian Wilson Kimber and pianist Natalie Landowski of Western Illinois University will return to the concert stage this week to present a recital of musical readings by American women composers. Red Vespa will also premiere a new work created for them by Portland composer and University of Iowa alumna Lisa Neher, Upon a Broken World. 

Conference Activities

Drone Image of Campus.

Matthew Arndt on Expression, Music, and Language

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
With assistance from the University of Iowa School of Music, Matthew Arndt presented a poster on musical sentences at the First Biennial Conference on Expression, Music, and Language, held at the University of Connecticut August 20–22, 2022.
Iowa City Sign in Spring.

Spring flowers (and publications and presentations)

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Over the past few weeks, we’ve also witnessed a gaggle of conference presentations and publications from graduate students. Hearty congratulations to all who shared new work, organized conferences, and supported their peers!