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"Candide (Adam Fieldson), Dr. Pangloss (Sam Hartley), Maximilian (Nolan Henkle) and Cunegonde (Kendall Reimer) — students gathered around the globe with their teacher.

08 Feb 2013    

New libretto of "Candide" given regional premiere

The UNL School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film present the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of "Candide," Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta. Performances are February 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 24 at 3:00 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and Q streets.

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Composer and lyricist team Chad Beguelin (left) and Matthew Sklar

24 Jan 2013    

New Musical Theatre Festival to be held at Lied Center

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced a musical theatre festival to seek out new musical theatre works from across the United States with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. Directed by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, this festival will bring some of the finest emerging musical theatre writers to the Lied Center next fall.

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18 Jan 2013    

Freshman clarinetist wins division MTNA competition

Hattie Bestul, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln freshman Bachelor of Music major from Middleton, Wis., is the Division Winner in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds) in Lawrence, Ks.. She will travel to Anaheim, Calif., in March to compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds).

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Stanley Kleppinger

14 Jan 2013    

Kleppinger elected to Society for Music Theory office

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Music Theory Stanley Kleppinger was recently elected to a four-year term as secretary of the Society for Music Theory after being nominated by its Executive Board.

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(L-R) Billy Jones, Jessie Tidball, David Michael Fox, Lucy Myrtue and Jenny Holm star in Theatrix's Melancholy Play, which will be performed at the Region V KCACTF in January.

14 Jan 2013    

UNL to host regional Kennedy Center theatre festival

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will be hosting more than 1,500 students and faculty from more than 70 colleges and universities from around the region at the Region V Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 20-26, 2013, in Lincoln. It’s their first time hosting the festival in about 10 years.

Region V covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa. UNL will be hosting the Region V festival in both 2013 and 2014.

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Nicole Hupp, “Doors,” from the series Within, pigment ink-jet print, 2012. Hupp is a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art major at UNL from Oakdale, Neb.

11 Jan 2013    

UNL and MCC photo clubs hold joint exhibition

In their first collaboration, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Fine Art Photo Club and Metropolitan Community College of Omaha’s Metro Photo Club present “PhotoClub2,” an exhibition of 56 photographs from the student photo clubs from both institutions.

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image of piano keys

10 Jan 2013    

Now enrolling adult students for piano class

To all the adults out there who have always wanted to play the piano, UNL professor Brenda Wristen has something to say: It’s never too late to learn.

With people living longer and having more leisure time, Wristen sees adults as good candidates to learn to play the piano. This class offers the opportunity to learn how to play the piano in a fun, low-key environment.

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Christopher Marks

10 Jan 2013    

Marks to present Bach works on five keyboards

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Organ Christopher Marks will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on five different keyboard instruments during his faculty recital on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Kayla Wilkens

08 Jan 2013    

SOM student finalist at National Opera competition

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.

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School of Music Director John Richmond (left) with Cynthia and Thomas Olson announcing the creation of The Cynthia Olson Vocal Music Education Doctoral Fellowship Endowment Dec. 7.

20 Dec 2012    

Olson gift to enhance vocal music education

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.

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