University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music graduate student Kayla Wilkens finished as one of eight finalists in the National Opera Association’s 2013 Vocal Competition in the scholarship division. The finals were conducted Jan. 5, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
“I was very pleased and honored to be chosen as a national finalist—only a handful of applicants are chosen to proceed to the final stage of the competition,” Wilkens said.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music Director John W. Richmond announced a $100,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Thomas Olson in honor of his wife, Cynthia, to create the Cynthia Olson Vocal Music Education Doctoral Fellowship Endowment at the Chamber Music Singers concert at Sheldon Museum of Art on Dec. 7.
Architectural historian Hilary Lewis will present the next Geske Lecture titled “Philip Johnson: The Art of Architecture” on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Sheldon Museum of Art’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. A free reception will follow the lecture in the Great Hall.
Johnson designed the Sheldon Museum of Art, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013.
Lewis said Johnson always saw architecture through the lens of art.
Freshman saxophone performance major Nicholas May was announced as the winner of the Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition on Nov. 17.
As the winner, May receives the title of LSO Young Artist Winner for the 2012-2013 season, publicity exposure, a private rehearsal and coaching from LSO Resident Conductor and UNL Professor Tyler White and two featured performances as a soloist with the orchestra at LSO’s Young People’s Concert at the Lied Center and family concert at Nebraska Wesleyan’s O’Donnell Auditorium, as well as a $500 cash prize.
The Department of Art and Art History presents the work of this semester's graduating seniors in the BFA Capstone Exhibition Dec. 7-14 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.
A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of Richards Hall at Stadium Drive and T streets on the UNL city campus. Gallery hours for the exhibition are Monday-Thursday 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 12:30-7 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.
The Cornhusker Marching Band presents its annual Highlights Concert on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Pershing Center.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students/seniors and are available from the Pershing Center Box Office at (402) 441-7766 or through Ticketmaster (additional Ticketmaster fees apply). Pershing Center is located at 226 Centennial Mall South in downtown Lincoln.
The band will present the music performed at each of their halftime shows, in addition to their pre-game music.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Fine Art Photo Club is having its annual print sale on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The sale will take place in Richards Hall, Rm. 121 on the UNL city campus. Refreshments will be served on Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m. for the First Friday art walk.
The sale takes place concurrently with the UNL Clay Club Sale, which takes place in Richards Hall, Rm. 118.