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Sheslow Auditorium

This beautiful 775 seat facility is used for concerts, recitals, guest speakers and campus programs. When Sheslow Auditorium was renovated in 1992, 35 tons of plaster were applied to the ceiling by hand, and its striking stained glass windows restored to their original luminosity.

2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Place Type

On Campus



Upcoming Events

Zenith Chamber Music Festival presents Kasarah Trio in Concert

Come hear Drake faculty member, Dr. Ashley Sandor Sidon, perform with the Kasarah Trio this Monday of exam week. Music of Brahms, Shostakovich, and Mozart....

12/9 7:30pm
Audition Day Concert #2

part of the music audition day for prospective students

1/31/2020 2pm
Drake Honors Recital

a recital featuring the Drake University student winners of the Honors Recital Competition

1/31/2020 7:30pm
Audition Day Concert #3

part of the music audition day for prospective students

2/7/2020 2pm
Maureen Yuen, faculty recital, violin

Maureen Yuen, faculty recital, violin

2/7/2020 7:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson left a positive review 12/1/2019

This concert demonstrated Prof Roth's considerable talents with an interesting variety of German and French classics. His warm reception was richly deserved. I only regret that the crowd was not larger.

Jason Flynn

Jason Flynn left a positive review 11/23/2019

This was the best live choral performance I have ever been to. I can't wait to sing here next year!

Nancy Adams

Nancy Adams left a positive review 11/1/2019

It was an excellent recital with a lot of variation that showed Evelyn's strengths and growth. I can't wait for her next one.

Kay Thornburg Reasoner

Kay Thornburg Reasoner left a positive review 6/7/2019

A wonderful evening. What a treat with such accomplished musicians!

John Peverill

John Peverill left a positive review 5/10/2019

Fabulous. DSM Civic Center,WaterWorks amphitheater, and Sylvan Theatre, Greenwoood Park material. Haven’t been in Sheslow since renovated. Magnificent. John Peverill

Alan R Koslow

Alan R Koslow left a positive review 4/28/2019

One of the best piano recital I've ever been at. A virtuoso.

Monique Rodriguez

Monique Rodriguez left a positive review 3/26/2019

Wade Davis was great!

Sheslow Auditorium

Sheslow Auditorium posted a photo 10/3/2018

Sheslow Auditorium

Sheslow Auditorium posted a photo 9/25/2018