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March 16, 2006

UI Carver College Of Medicine Music Festival Set For March 20-24

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum, the college's Writing Program, and the Medical Student Humanities Interest Group will host a music festival March 20-24 on the health sciences campus.

All performances will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF).

Following is the festival schedule:

Monday, March 20

-- Praful Kelkar, M.D., and Subhasis Mukherjee. Indian classical music, with Kelkar on sarod and Mukherjee on tabla.

Tuesday, March 21

-- Major Grooves, a medical student a cappella group; and Stringendo medicosum, a medical student strings ensemble.

Wednesday, March 22

-- The Quire, Eastern Iowa's GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) chorus.

Thursday, March 23

-- The University of Iowa's Afro-Cuban Drum and Dance Ensemble. Dance department faculty member Daniel Stark and an interdisciplinary music and dance group explore folkloric dance, drumming and songs of the culturally rich Afro-Cuban traditions.

Friday, March 24

-- The Doctet, featuring Scott Vogelgesang, M.D., on flugelhorn; Christopher Dyer, M.D., on piano; John Canady, M.D., on bass; and Michael Klevay, M.D., on saxophone.

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Margaret LeMay at 319-335-8051 or by e-mail at

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,; Program: Margaret LeMay, 319-335-8051,