Video Tour of the new Voxman Music Building

"At the most elemental level, our new home means that faculty, staff , and students of the UI School of Music are now in a single facility again for the first time in more than eight years. The convenience and efficiency of a single location is, of course, most welcome, but it takes a back seat to having everyone working together in an outstanding facility specifically designed for learning and experiencing music. That is the real game-changer for our students and faculty," says David Gier, director of the UI School of Music.

 

The New Voxman Means a New Chapter for the UI School of Music

The new Voxman Music Building is a symbol of the University of Iowa’s commitment to music education and will reestablish the school as a vital cultural resource for the university and the Iowa Cty community. This dynamic and transformative structure signals an important new chapter in the life of the school. However, the late Himie Voxman remains the central figure in the school’s special history. Professor Voxman set the standard for the musicianship, professionalism, historical research, and intellectual curiosity which continues to define the UI School of Music to this day.

 

Voxman Music Building's Klais Organ

Of all the new instruments in the University of Iowa’s new Voxman Music Building, the most notable addition is the majestic Klais organ inside the facility's 700-seat concert hall.

 

Art on Campus:  Voxman's Diapason

The University of Iowa's newly constructed Voxman Music Building is home to sculptures by two of the world's most important current artists. Richard Hunt's "Diapason", a stainless steel sculpture inspired by a Handel composition, hangs from the ceiling of Voxman. Video provided by Hawk City Productions.

 

Art on Campus:  Voxman's glass chandelier

The University of Iowa's newly constructed Voxman Music Building is home to sculptures by two of the world's most important current artists. One of these is a glass chandelier by Dale Chihuly. Video provided by Hawk City Productions.

 

Information about the new Voxman Music Building dedication and open house

The University of Iowa's new Voxman Music Building will be dedicated at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21.  An open house will follow the dedication ceremony.  More information is available at inspire.uiowa.edu.

 

More about the new Voxman Music Building

Visit the Voxman Music Building page of inspire.uiowa.edu to watch videos, review a collection of images, read stories about the construction process, and so much more.

 

Share your "UI Inspiration" and win Hancher, Iowa football tickets!

Like many places on the University of Iowa campus, the new Voxman Music Building is inspirational inside and out.  You are invited to share what inspired or inspires you about the University of Iowa on the Digital Wall of Inspiration.  By doing so, you'll be eligible to win pairs of tickets to select events on Hancher's 2016-17 season and select home games of the 2016 Iowa football team. 

 

Your support is important

In stewardship of the UI's rich tradition in the arts, the University of Iowa Foundation is conducting a $30 million campaign for private gift support for replacement facilities for Hancher, the School of Music, and the School of Art and Art History. The plans call for a restoration of campus infrastructure, and therefore a strengthening of the UI's arts programs.

 

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Home to more than 30,000 students and some of the nation's top scholars and researchers, the University of Iowa offers more than 200 areas of study on a vibrant and diverse campus. Learn more about the UI and studying in a classic college town.

 

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