The University of Iowa

Voxman Music Building


Honoree: Himie Voxman


  • Voxman studied at the University of Iowa, receiving a bachelor's degree in 1933 in chemical engineering and a master's degree in 1934
  • He became a faculty member at the University of Iowa in 1939, and was director of the school of music from 1954 until his retirement in 1980
  • In 2008, Voxman received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Iowa
  • In 2009, he was inducted into the Fine Arts category of the National Federation of State High School Associations' National High School Hall of Fame
  • The Voxman Music Building was named in his honor in 1995 and in 2013 the University of Iowa regents voted to name the flood replacement music building in his honor as well.

New Voxman

New Voxman Music Building

Old Voxman

Old Voxman Music Building

Description of facility:

It was fifty years before the School of Music had a single permanent home at the University of Iowa. Voxman’s namesake building gave architectural shape to the importance the School of Music plays in the instructional, academic, and cultural life of the University and state. The original building was closed following the flood of 2008 and relocated to downtown Iowa City from the Arts Campus. The new building includes classrooms, teaching studios, library, faculty and administrative offices, recital spaces and the replacement of a 700-seat recital and organ hall. The building's first two floors are concrete, and above that a steel structure that will be a six-story building in total height.

Original: 300 North Riverside Drive
Replacement: 93 E. Burlington Street
Year built: 
Original: 1971
Replacement: 2016
Additional building information: Voxman Music Building

Aerial View of Building