UI celebrates Voxman

Himie VoxmanThe University of Iowa will host a special Himie Voxman Celebration at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Colleagues, friends, and students of the long-time director of the School of Music, will travel from near and far to pay tribute to Voxman, whose hundreds of publications made him famous among wind players the world over.

The legendary educator, administrator, pedagogue and clarinetist died in Iowa City in November 2011 at the age of 99.

Among his students who will speak and perform are:

—Bob Glidden former dean of the Florida State College of Music and president of Ohio University.

—Larry Mallett, director of the University of Oklahoma School of Music.

—Internationally famous saxophone virtuoso Eugene Rousseau, professor emeritus at Indiana University, and now professor of saxophone at the University of Minnesota.

—Larry Linkin, past president of the National Association of Music Merchants.

—Charles W. West, professor of clarinet at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Helen Chadima, a Department of Dance emerita and longtime friend of Voxman, will also speak. They shared a hometown, Centerville, Iowa, and her father, William Gower, was a long-time collaborator with Voxman on hundreds of important pedagogical publications.

Read about Voxman’s remarkable life and career, and the Himie Voxman Scholarship Fund here.

For additional information or accommodations for this event, contact the school at 319-335-1603. The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The UI Alumni Association is sponsoring this celebration. Though free and open to the public, registration is preferred. To register in advance, visit iowalum.com/voxman/.

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