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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

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Grace 'Castillo' Fernandez

Grace 'Castillo' Fernandez left a positive review 12/2/2021

It would be nice if the cameraman could zoom in on the orchestra and not show the audience. It would also be very helpful if there was a program posted so we can see the names of the pieces. Great job students!

SDS Polish

SDS Polish left a positive review 4/1/2021

It was FANTASTIC. However, the sound was terrible. You could barely hear the piano and Brendan and I had all my devices at the highest volume possible.
The singer and pianist were awesome.

Kevin Scott Marken

Kevin Scott Marken left a positive review 3/27/2021

What fun, thanks for doing what you could to make viewing from home enjoyable. Thanks for introducing us to new music, new composers and sending us down rabbit holes for new music. Would like the introductions to be better amplified and easier access to the program, only noticed the link after searching for it on the university site. Thanks, Kevin

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 Koslow

Alan 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!