May 06, 2022

Since Dr. Jennifer Rogers became the choir’s new director in August 2020, Lyrica has taken a new direction. Despite the pandemic’s multiple, tumultuous implications, Rodgers has ensured that her students continue exploring and embracing musical traditions far different from what they are used to. As a part of this new and exciting mission to spread awareness for creativity everywhere, the treble-voiced ensemble came together wiith Israel’s Hadar Maoz on behalf of Arts Midwest’s World Fest.

May 01, 2022

Smiling student Piper Smith
Piper Smith

Name: Piper Smith

Major: Performing Arts

Hometown: Oskaloosa, IA

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2022

April 06, 2022

After two years waiting to gather in person, we were thrilled to welcome an audience again for the annual Friends of Music and Theatre Musicale to hear some of ISU’s finest faculty and student artists share their gifts at the home of our gracious host, Dennis Wendell. 

April 04, 2022

Lydia Lee
Lydia Lee

Name: Lydia Lee

Major: Music and English

Hometown: Inwood, IA

Planned Graduation Date: Spring 2024

March 04, 2022

Name: Mark Shanda

Major at ISU: Speech/Theatre & Political Science

March 02, 2022

Student Grant Tetmeyer
Grant Tetmeyer

Name: Grant Tetmeyer

Major: Performing Arts and Journalism

Hometown: Johnston, Iowa

Planned Graduation Date: May 2022

February 28, 2022

Kevin Judge with Fort Dodge SymphonyOn Sunday, February 27thKevin Judge performed the world premiere of Blue

February 25, 2022

We are proud to announce Simon Estes' induction to the Opera America Hall of Fame. Award ceremonies, previously postponed due to Covid, are schedule for October 21st, 2022 in New York City. 

February 25, 2022


Opera legend Sherill Milnes and his wife Maria Zouves, a soprano and arts administrator, were the 2022 Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Artist in Residence. 

February 24, 2022

Guest Director
Guest conductor Patrick Sheridan rehearses with the Wind Ensemble.

February 21, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022
Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre
Contact: Lori Sulzberger, ISU Theatre
Phone: 515-294-2624

February 18, 2022

ISU Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival highlights student directing, acting and design

Expect an innovative and bold range of storytelling at ISU Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival, opening March 3 in Fisher Theater at 7:30 p.m. The nine plays in the festival include stories of a lovestruck alien, first dates, issues of race and policing, assassins and vampires, pigeons in wartime and more.

February 04, 2022

So-Yeoun Lee
So-Yeoun Lee

Name: So-Yeoun Lee

Major: Vocal Music Education

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Planned Graduation Date: May 2022

December 17, 2021

photo of Emma TheisAfter working in a memory care unit of a nursing home, I was able to see firsthand how music benefits people with Alzheimer’s disease.


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