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A quest for quarter tones
Inspired by innovative sounds, Greg Oakes, professor of music, invents a new kind of clarinet.
Simon Estes Music Hall honors career, gives inspiration to students
Generations of future Iowa State University students will learn from Simon Estes without ever stepping foot in his classroom.
A note from the department chair
Donald Simonson, chair of the Department of Music and Theatre, shares highlights from the 2019-20 academic year and how the music program creatively adapted to online instruction in the spring.