What is MusicIC?

MusicIC is a free, four-concert chamber music festival which takes place in downtown Iowa City.  Enjoy concerts on Wednesday and Thursday nights at Trinity Episcopal Church, Friday night at the Englert Theater and Saturday morning at the Iowa City Public Library.  

Photo by Whitney Wright

 Volunteers are needed to help with post concert receptions.  If you are interested, please contact Saffron Henke at Saffron-henke@uiowa.edu.


2014 MusicIC

Where Music & Literature Meet
June 18-21


MusicIC, Iowa City’s summer chamber music festival, returns June 18-21 for its fourth season, which will be its second season as a Summer of the Arts Event.  The festival includes three evening concerts,  a Saturday morning family concert, and a mid-week discussion with mini-performance of "The Kreutzer Sonata".  And it’s all free and open to the public.

True to its traditions, the festival features a mix of music, literature and artists of international reputation, many of whom have connections to Iowa City and the University of Iowa.


Click HERE to download a copy of the 2014 MusicIC program.



MusicIC Mission


Home of The University of Iowa’s Writers Workshop, International Writing Program and Summer Writing Festival, the UNESCO City of Literature, superb libraries and unique book shops, Iowa City’s rich literary tradition forms the backdrop for MusicIC and helps to shape its programming.

Under the direction of violinist Tricia Park, Judith Hurtig and Saffron Henke, MusicIC features musicians born or brought up in Iowa City who have the potential for or are embarked upon major careers in music. The festival also includes current and past University of Iowa faculty as well as brilliant young musicians from around the country.


City of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts           319.337.7944           P.O. Box 3128 Iowa City IA 52244-3128           info@summerofthearts.org