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David Gier, Professor & Director, UI School of Music
Fellow Rotarian Steve West introduced David Gier for today’s program on the new School of Music.
Trombonist David Gier is Professor and Collegiate Scholar at the University of Iowa, where he teaches trombone and brass chamber music and performs with the Iowa Brass Quintet. He is currently the director of the School of Music and has been in the position for six years. Before moving to Iowa, Gier served for six years on the faculty of Baylor University. Gier is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Yale University, where he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 1992.
Since the flood of 2008, the School of Music has been operating in multiple locations. In late 2009, a new location for The Voxman Music Building was announced in downtown Iowa City on the corner of Clinton and Burlington Streets. In August of this year, the entire music program will be run out of one location! The new building, designed by LMN Architects from Seattle, will be 6 levels and contain a 700-seat concert hall, a 200-seat recital hall, large practice studios, faculty studios, classrooms, a one-of-a-kind organ built in Germany, and a student commons area in the base of the building. The central building material is glass, chosen in part to make it more open to the public and highlight the building’s location.
For more information, please visit: http://music.uiowa.edu/ or http://music.uiowa.edu/building/building-construction#overlay-context=Building/.
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