University of Iowa

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The University of Iowa is a national research university whose 7.7 square kilometers large campus in Iowa City in the US state of Iowa is located. The university has about 30,000 students and is the largest college in Iowa. The university is one of 60 elected members in the prestigious Association of American Universities and is one of the best state universities known as Public Ivy .


The State University of Iowa was founded as Iowa's first higher education institution on February 25, 1847, just 59 days after Iowa became a state. Despite its original name, it is not to be confused with Iowa State University .

The first lectures were given in 1855. In September 1855 the university had 124 students, 41 of whom were women. It was the first state university in the USA that allowed men and women to have equal rights. At the same time, it was the first university in the world to recognize creative work in theater, writing, music and art on an equal footing with academic research.

She did important pioneering work in equality between women and African-Americans.


The University of Iowa is a member of the Big Ten Conference in college sports. Their sports teams are called Iowa Hawkeyes . The official school colors are black and gold.


After flooding caused by heavy rainfall in June and July 2008, the School of Music was moved to the city center and built in the area around the concert hall.

The new organ in the concert hall was completed in 2016 by the organ building company Klais (Bonn). The instrument, based on the example of the German-Romantic organ building tradition, has 57 registers , which are distributed over three manuals and pedal . The game actions are mechanical, the stop actions are electric.

I main work C – c 4
Principal 16 ′
Drone 16 ′
Octav 8th'
Gamba 8th'
Double clad 8th'
Hollow flute 8th'
Quintatön 8th'
Bifara 8th'
Fifth 6 ′
Octav 4 ′
Pointed flute 4 ′
Fifth 3 ′
Octav 2 ′
Cornett III-IV 2 23
Mixture IV-VI 2 23
Trumpet 16 ′
Trumpet 8th'
II upper structure C – c 4
Silent 16 ′
Fugara 8th'
Dolce 8th'
Reed flute 8th'
Gemshorn 8th'
Violin principal 4 ′
Flauto 4 ′
Forest flute 2 ′
Sesquialter II 2 23
Mixture III 2 ′
Aeoline 16 ′
Clarinet 8th'
III Swell C – c 4
Salicet 16 ′
Violin principal 8th'
Salicional 8th'
Lovely Gedackt 8th'
Slack amabile 8th'
Vox angelica 8th'
Fugara 4 ′
Flauto traverso 4 ′
Nassat 2 23
Piccolo 2 ′
Third flute 1 35
Progressive Harmonica III – IV 2 23
Trumpet 8th'
oboe 8th'
Pedal C – g 1
Drone 32 ′
Principal bass 16 ′
Violon bass 16 ′
Salicetbass 16 ′
Sub bass 16 ′
Octavbass 8th'
cello 8th'
Dacked bass 8th'
Octave 4 ′
Mixture IV 4 ′
bassoon 32 ′
Trombone bass 16 ′
bassoon 16 ′
Trumpet bass 8th'
  • Coupling: II / I, III / I, III / II, I / P, II / P, III / P




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Web links

Commons : University of Iowa  - collection of pictures, videos, and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Information about the organ on the website of the organ building company, accessed on January 21, 2017.

Coordinates: 41 ° 39 ′ 20 ″  N , 91 ° 31 ′ 29 ″  W.