The Northeast Iowa School of Music (NISOM) once again hosts a number of special events as part of their popular ChamberFest Dubuque. ChamberFest Dubuque began in 2009 as “Juilliard in June,” a single concert performed by NISOM alumnus Michael Gilbertson and a small ensemble of his fellow students from the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Each year since that time, Gilbertson has brought a selection of fellow rising stars of the international music scene home to Dubuque for what has grown into an entire music festival. ChamberFest Dubuque 2016 features Gilbertson and friends in two very different concerts and leading a student workshop, as well as a ChamberFest Showcase featuring NISOM faculty members. For more about this year’s festival and to learn about the impressive guest artists, visit

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