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Zora Murff. Photo by Rana Young.

calendar icon28 Jul 2016    

UNL MFA photography student wins Imagining America fellowship

Lincoln, Neb.--Zora Murff, a second-year Master of Fine Arts student in photography in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design, has been selected as a recipient of an Imagining America:  Artists and Scholars in Public Life/Joy of Giving Something, Inc. $2,000 fellowship award.

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Michaela Vestecka

calendar icon28 Jul 2016    By Brian G. Reetz

Vestecka named Color Guard Instructor for Cornhusker Marching Band

From being a member, to alum and now as a staff member, Michaela Vestecka is super excited to be named the Color Guard Instructor for the Cornhusker Marching Band.

“UNL Bands is excited to introduce the new Color Guard Instructor for the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michaela Vestecka,” said Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Cornhusker Marching Band Tony Falcone. “Vestecka is an alum of the Band and has been active as a choreographer and instructor for area high schools since graduation. Please help us welcome Michaela!”

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The Department of Art & Art History is now the School of Art, Art History & Design.

calendar icon26 Jul 2016    

UNL Department of Art & Art History is renamed School of Art, Art History & Design

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art & Art History has been renamed the School of Art, Art History & Design.

The name change was approved by the Board of Regents at their July 22 meeting and is effective immediately.

The School resides in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, which also includes the Glenn Korff School of Music, the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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Karen N. Dienstbier, “Rocky Mountain Series- Falls,” watercolor, 26" x 32", 2005. Thomas G. Hubbell, “Cross Town Traffic,” wood-fired porcelain extrusions and slabs, press-molded with coil, 23" x 6", 2015.

calendar icon25 Jul 2016    

'UNL Alumni Artists 1974-1978' on display this summer at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery

Lincoln, Neb.—Forty-four alumni from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History will show their work this summer in the exhibition “UNL Alumni Artists 1974-1978” in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

The exhibition opens May 16 and continues through Aug. 5 in the gallery, which is located on the first floor of Richards Hall. Visitors can stop by Rm. 120 of Richards Hall Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for access to the gallery.

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calendar icon22 Jul 2016    By Brian G. Reetz

Korff School faculty to present at ISME conference

A number of members of the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music will be presenting at the 2016 International Society for Music Education Conference in Glasgow, Scotland beginning Monday.

“We are proud to have so many of our faculty presenting at ISME 2016, which is the premier international conference for music educators from around the world,” said Interim Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music Peter M. Lefferts. 

They include: 

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Peter M. Lefferts

calendar icon13 Jul 2016    

Lefferts named interim director of Glenn Korff School of Music

Lincoln, Neb.--Peter M. Lefferts, a longtime faculty member, has been named interim director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music, effective July 16.

He replaces departing director John W. Richmond, who stepped down to become the Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton starting Aug. 1.

Lefferts is professor of music history and a two-term Hixson-Lied Professor from 2009 to 2015. He has previously served as associate director of the Glenn Korff School of Music since 2014.

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Cather Professor of Art Karen Kunc teaches a printmaking course during last summer's Art at Cedar Point.

calendar icon24 Jun 2016    

Art at Cedar Point receives Rural Futures Institute grant

Lincoln, Neb.--The Department of Art and Art History’s Art at Cedar Point program has received a $19,340 Teaching and Engagement competitive award from the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute.

“I’m very excited,” said Cather Professor of Art Karen Kunc, who coordinates the Art at Cedar Point program. “I’m really pleased and honored to be in the group that the Rural Futures Institute has supported. It does mean a belief in our seriousness of purpose and in our potential.”

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Hans Sturm Hans Sturm's new CD, "A Day in Paris."

calendar icon22 Jun 2016    

Sturm releases CD 'A Day in Paris'

Lincoln, Neb.--Associate Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies Hans Sturm has released a new CD titled “A Day in Paris.”

Joining him on the CD are Assistant Professor of Composition Tom Larson, piano, and Sylvain Rabbath, piano.

In the liner notes on the CD, Jazz Journalist Neil Tesser (Grammy Award 2014 and Jazz Journalist Association Lifetime Achievement Award 2015) wrote, “With apologies to Réne Magritte, this is not (exactly) a jazz album.”

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Dr. Christopher Marks, organ, and Dr. David Hall, percussion, rehearse Knecht's "Toccata, Adagio, Fugue" at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln. Photo by Michael Reinmiller. Kurt Knecht

calendar icon16 Jun 2016    

Korff School alum to premiere his commission at Organ Historical Society Convention

Lincoln, Neb.--Glenn Korff School of Music Alumnus and Lecturer of Composition Kurt Knecht (D.M.A. 2009) will have his major new commission, titled “Toccata, Adagio, Fugue,” premiered at the Organ Historical Society (OHS) National Convention at Kimmel Hall in Philadelphia on June 27. The commission celebrates the 60th anniversary of the OHS.

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(left to right) Darren Pettit, Jacob Bartlett and Craig Edgar.

calendar icon03 Jun 2016    

3 Korff School alumni are quarterfinalists for GRAMMY Educator Award

Lincoln, Neb.--Three Glenn Korff School of Music alumni are among 290 quarterfinalists selected for the 2017 Music Educator Award from The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

Darren Pettit (DMA 2016), an instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Jacob Bartlett (MM 2008, DMA 2011), assistant professor of music at Peru State College, and Craig Edgar (BME 2011) are quarterfinalists. The final recipient will be honored during GRAMMY Week in 2017.

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