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

Name: Bethmari Márquez Barreto

Major: Performing Arts

Hometown: Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

November 13, 2019

Iowa State University

Lecturer in Music

November 01, 2019

Name: Zachary Dean Smith

Major: Vocal Music Performance

Hometown: Waukee, Iowa

September 30, 2019

Libby Peterson
Libby Peterson

September 16, 2019
September 03, 2019

Name - PJ VanDerWeide

Major - Instrumental Music Education

Hometown - Ames, IA

July 30, 2019

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

May 08, 2019

Name: Vivian M. Cook

Vivian Cook

April 03, 2019

Organ student Peter Binder won first place in the North Central American Guild of Organists Regional Competitions for Young Organists in St. Louis on March 23, 2019

March 18, 2019

Join ISU Theatre in a celebration of community and love when it presents the musical “Godspell,” opening Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Theater in Ames. Using a wide variety of storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing, a diverse group of 21st century college students encounter Jesus, who leads them through stories inspired by parables in the Bible’s book of Matthew.

The musical’s setting takes place in modern-day Fisher Theater, as the performers journey from a discordant group of individuals into a community.  The music features inspiring and entertaining songs ranging from pop and rock to vaudeville.


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