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September 28, 2020


Lena Menefee-Cook

Name: Lena Menefee-Cook

Major: Performing Arts, Art & Design, and International Studies

Hometown: Prescott, Arizona

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2021

What are you involved with here at ISU and beyond?

August 20, 2020

Matthew Lowe, ISU pep band
Matt Lowe

Name: Matt Lowe

Major: Instrumental Music Education

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2021

What are you involved with here at ISU and beyond? 

August 04, 2020

Locker Request for Fall '21 - Online Form

Locker Rental request form is online HERE.

(All lockers are $15 per semester. User must be in an ensemble to rent a locker.) 

July 24, 2020

The Department of Music and Theatre recommendation

Students are encouraged to get the entry level MacAir laptop (or equvialent) as available on the ISU Bookstore TechCyte:

July 08, 2020

A collaborative, immigration-focused production devised by a company of ISU Theatre students and faculty has earned two major national awards.

March 17, 2020

Please see our events page for all updates about Department of Music and Theatre events. Office hours are 8am-5pm, M-F.

February 03, 2020

Bethmari Marquez-Barreto (’20 performing arts) received first place in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 5 ASPIRE Arts Leadership Fellowship awards. Marquez-Barreto will represent Iowa State University this April as the top Region 5 student arts leader at the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Marquez-Barreto was among more than 50 ISU students and faculty members who attended the Region 5 Festival, held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Jan. 19-25. More than 1,500 students and faculty from 89 colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri participated.

January 06, 2020

ISU Theatre’s production of “Iowa Odyssey or (How We Got to Here?)” has been selected to perform at the Region 5 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on January 22. The show is the only production from the state of Iowa invited to perform at the regional festival.

December 20, 2019

The Music building will be closed December 21 through January 1, 2020. Regular hours will resume January 2, 2020. 

December 04, 2019

The clock on the west side of the campanile is out for repairs. It will be several weeks until the motor is repaired.

December 02, 2019


Bethmari Márquez Barreto

Name: Bethmari Márquez Barreto

Major: Performing Arts

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Graduation date: Spring 2021

November 13, 2019

Iowa State University

Lecturer in Music

November 08, 2019

Eleanor Kahn Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre
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Ames, Iowa—Eleanor Kahn, Chicago scenic designer, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Music and Theatre at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

November 08, 2019

Dennis Babcock Honored with LAS Dean's Arts and Humanities Award
Dennis Babcock

Ames, Iowa—Dennis Babcock, founder and president of The Daniel Group, received the LAS Dean’s Arts and Humanities Award from Iowa State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

The award recognizes alumni and friends of the college who have enhanced appreciation of the arts and humanities at a local, state, national or international level. Babcock was honored for his positive artistry and innovation in the arts.

November 08, 2019

Adam McDonald Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award
Adam McDonald received the Distinguished Alumni Award

Adam McDonald received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Iowa State University’s Department of Music and Theatre at an honors and awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in Ames, Iowa.

A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, McDonald graduated from Iowa State University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. After graduating from The Boston Conservatory with a master’s degree in classical piano, he moved to New York City where his work as an audition pianist, class accompanist and vocal coach helped clients land jobs on Broadway and national tours. 

November 01, 2019


Zachary Dean Smith

Name: Zachary Dean Smith

Major: Vocal Music Performance

Hometown: Waukee, Iowa

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2020

September 30, 2019

Libby Peterson
Libby Peterson

Name: Libby Peterson

Major: Performing Arts

Hometown: Cherokee, IA

Planned Graduation Date: December 2019

September 16, 2019
September 03, 2019

PJ VanDerWeide
PJ VanDerWeide

Name - PJ VanDerWeide

Major - Instrumental Music Education

Hometown - Ames, IA

Planned graduation date - May 2020

July 30, 2019

Michael Giles, Music Senior Lecturer, delivers a TEDx Talk about improvisation.  

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