Camps and Festivals

Camps and Festivals

Tuba Day Saturday, September 12, 2015 ·

Tuba player in the Cornhusker Marching Band playing at Memorial Stadium
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhusker Marching Band and the Glenn Korff School of Music are proud to announce Tuba Day 2015 on Saturday, September 12! High school sophomore through senior tubists in the 2015-16 school year are invited to join the Cornhusker Marching Band in its halftime performance for the Nebraska vs South Alabama Football Game. The halftime performance will feature Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars and All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor.
Deadline: September 1, 2015
Related website:
Tuba Day Website

Men's Choir Festival October 5, 2015 · Kimball Recital Hall

Mens Choir Festival
UNL has long been hosting a fall men's choral festival. It is positioned early in the school year so as to provide an often-needed boost to the enthusiasm for male singing in the Midwest. All men, young and old join together in the festival chorus 7pm concert. Participation is free and the evening concert is free. Interested directors should Email Dr. Pete Eklund at UNL at 
Link to the website
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Contact: Dr. Peter Eklund
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Men's Choral Festival

Bass Day Saturday, October 17, 2015 · Westbrook Music Building

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The 5th Annual Bass Day, will be held Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 AM - 4 PM at the Westbrook Music Building.

Hosted by Dr. Hans Sturm, sessions will include:

    • Warm-ups and Bass Technique
    • Solo Masterclasses
    • Free Lunch
    • Bass Recital
    • Orchestral Excerpts with UNL Director of Orchestras. Dr. Tyler White

For Questions, please contact Dr. Sturm at

Deadline: October 14, 2015

Midwest Cup (Show Choir Competition) January 16, 2016 · Kimball Recital Hall

Midwest Cup

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proud to announce Midwest Cup 2016!

Mark your calendars now!

For further information and to secure an early spot, contact Pete Eklund at or Scott rieker for complete info.

Deadline: January 12, 2016
Related website:
Midwest Cup Homepage

Winter Festival for Winds and Percussion January 22 - 24, 2016 · Westbrook Music Building

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a unique concert band and chamber ensemble festival for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The festival is designed to give participants an outstanding and comprehensive playing experience. Festival participants are chosen through a recorded audition process. Students attending the festival are involved in three different ensembles: an honor band, a chamber ensemble and a large symphonic band. 
Link to the website
Deadline: November 20, 2015

Double Reed Day February 6, 2016 · Westbrook Music Building

Double Reed Day
Featuring master classes and sessions with Glenn Korff School of Music professors Dr. William McMullen,Dr. Jeffrey McCray, and Special Guest Artists.

Deadline: February 1, 2016
Related website:
Double Reed Day Homepage

Honors Spring Strings February 19-20, 2016 · Westbrook Music Building

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The Fifth Annual Spring Strings Festival will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students will work directly with UNL’s award winning string faculty including members of the Grammy Award-nominated Chiara String Quartet, violin soloist and Albany Records recording artist, David C. Neely, Lincoln Symphony Principal Violist Clark Potter, cellist with the Trio Nuovo and Concordia String Trio Dr. Karen Becker, and EMI and Innova recording artist Dr. Hans Sturm. Students attending the festival will have the opportunity to perform in a string orchestra, conducted by Virginia Symphony Director, Mr. Benjamin Rous White, receive chamber music coaching from members of the Chiara Quartet, and perform in solo masterclasses with the UNL string faculty.

Deadline: February 12, 2016
Related website:
Spring Strings Homepage

Midwest ClariFest March 12, 2016 · Kimball Recital Hall

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Hosted by Dr. Diane Barger, UNL Professor of Clarinet.
The event will feature master classes and performances from Dr. Barger and special guest artists. 

Deadline: March 7, 2016
Related website:
Midwest ClariFest Homepage

Singing Small "small vocal ensemble festival" April 4, 2016 · Kimball Recital Hall

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The UNL Glenn Korff School of Music will be hosting its 10th annual high school Chamber Choir and Small Vocal Ensembles Festival, “Singing Small, Sounding Art”; Monday, April 4, 2015, on the UNL City Campus.  This will be a wonderful opportunity for small vocal ensembles (approximately 30 members or less) of all varieties [chamber choir, madrigal, vocal jazz, a cappella groups] to gather to celebrate the wonderful literature available for these special areas of choral performance.  Selected individual choirs are invited to perform on the final evening concert at 7 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like your chamber choir or small vocal ensemble to perform individually on this concert. 


Deadline: March 1, 2016
Related website:
Singing Small Homepage

Nebraska Women's Choral Festival April 11, 2016 · Kimball Recital Hall

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Women enrolled in Nebraska high school choral programs are invited to participate in the Nebraska Women’s Choral Festival to take place on Monday, April 11th on the UNL City Campus. This year our “FAB” FESTIVAL is featuring music For, About, and By women, and will celebrate the continuing tradition of the power and beauty of women’s voices raised in song.  Individual choirs may also perform on the final evening concert at 7 p.m. in the Kimball Recital Hall.  The Festival will also continue the tradition of singing several combined choral selections.  Please contact us as soon as possible if you would like your women’s chorus or chamber ensemble to perform individually on this concert.  See our website ( for a detailed schedule of the day as well as repertoire and additional information for this festival. 



Deadline: March 8, 2016

Flute Day April 16, 2016 · Kimball Recital Hall

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Flute Day is here again! High school flutists will perform in morning masterclasses with Dr. Bailey, UNL professor of flute, and guest collegiate flutists perform in the afternoon masterclass . There will be a flute choir reading session for all participants (bring your flutes!) and a showcase recital featuring UNL flutists performing flute and piano and flute solo works. Requests to play in the masterclasses will be honored as received, with preference given to 11th and 12th graders and visiting college flutists. Younger flutists will be selected as space permits. Those selected to play in the masterclasses will be contacted. For more information, please contact John Bailey, 402.472.2651 or 
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Related website:
Flute Festival Homepage