Looking for an evening of exciting music to lift your spirits on a cold, Iowa winter's night? Come join Fairfield native Dakota Andersen on Tuesday, December 18th at 7:00 PM at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center's Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts for a recital featuring voice, trumpet, and piano. Dakota will be assisted by Mary Andersen on piano, Gerry Runyon on bass, Eric Henderson on drums, and Jason Edwards on tenor saxophone with music ranging from galant to jazz, German lieder to Italian Opera, and French Impressionism to English song. This event is free for the public, but a free-will donation will be included at the front to help Dakota fundraise for his university choir's tour to Spain in the spring of 2019.
Dakota is a junior choral music education student at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) where he studies voice with Dr. John Hines, bass. Currently, he sings with UNI's Concert Chorale and Cantorei, and plays trumpet in UNI's Jazz Band One. Dakota also works as a stagehand tech supervisor for the UNI School of Music, and is involved with UNI's student chapter of the American Choral Director's association, the Beta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinforia, and the UNI Guild of Carillonneurs. In his free time, he enjoys learning about space and astronomy, being in the outdoors with his family and friends, and working on his Tibetan singing bowl technique.