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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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calendar icon03 Jun 2016    

Korff School earns 6 national semi-finalist spots in NATS competition

Lincoln, Neb.--The Glenn Korff School of Music has five students and alumni who received six national semi-finalist positions in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions and Young Artist Competitions.

The finals will be held in Chicago from July 7-10. National semi-finalists have completed six independent rounds of competition to be named one of the top 14 singers in the nation in their age/gender category.

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John W. Richmond

calendar icon27 May 2016    

Richmond to step down as Glenn Korff School Director

Lincoln, Neb--Dr. John W. Richmond is stepping down from his position as director of the Glenn Korff School of Music to become the Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas in Denton. He begins his new position on Aug. 1.

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Anika Zempleni

calendar icon25 May 2016    

Art history undergrad has internship in Germany this summer

Lincoln, Neb.--Anika Zempleni, a junior art history and advertising and public relations dual major from Lincoln, Nebraska, has an internship this summer at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany.

She will be there June 27 until Aug. 5 and will be working with Dr. Jochen Sander, the vice director for scholarly affairs at the museum and an art history professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt. She will assist him with his research.

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Rehearsal for "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Warren Opera House in Friend, Nebraska. Photo by Justin Mohling.

calendar icon13 May 2016    

UNL Opera takes ‘Marriage of Figaro’ across Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb.--The Glenn Korff School of Music’s opera program is taking its production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on the road in May and completing a four-city tour across Nebraska, thanks to the generosity of the James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Tour Nebraska Opera Fund.    

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Kathleen Johnson

calendar icon09 May 2016    

Kathleen Johnson named winner of Presser Scholarship

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Kathleen Johnson has been named the winner of the Presser Scholarship given by The Presser Foundation.

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