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Kathleen Johnson

calendar icon25 Jul 2017    

Johnson placing first highlights GKSOM success at NATS National Student Auditions

Recent University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Glenn Korff School of Music graduate Kathleen (Kate) Johnson won the Upper College (Junior and Seniors) Women’s Classical Vocal category at the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) 2017 National Student Auditions (NSA) in Boulder, Colorado on Friday. Johnson was a student of Kate Butler at Nebraska. 

Current student Tyler Cox was the third-place winner in the Lower College (Freshmen and Sophomore) Men’s Musical Theatre category. Cox is a student of Alisa Belflower.

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calendar icon18 Jul 2017    By Steve Smith, University Communications

Fiske Guide tabs Nebraska as 'Best Buy' university

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been designated a "Best Buy" in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018.

Nebraska is one of just 20 public colleges and universities to receive the designation, which is earned through academic quality and affordability. Eighteen private institutions were also named to this year's list.

The Fiske Guide, founded in 1982 by Edward Fiske, a former New York Times education editor, is a highly respected, comprehensive guide to more than 300 colleges and universities.

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(left) Krista Benesch accepts her award from the Vipiteno Minister of Culture and Festival Director Larisa Jackson. (right) Benesch performs “Les temps de lilas” during the Competition Winners Concert at the Orfeo Music Festival. Courtesy photos. Krista Benesch performs “Non so piu” from Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart during the final round performance of the Orfeo International Music Competition. Benesch won honorable mention in the competition. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon17 Jul 2017    

Benesch earns honorable mention at Orfeo Music Festival in Italy

Lincoln, Neb.--Krista Benesch, a sophomore B.M.E. student in the Glenn Korff School of Music from Kearney, Nebraska, won honorable mention in the 2017 Orfeo Music Festival international competition in Vipiteno/Sterzing, Italy.

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Tom Larson

calendar icon30 Jun 2017    

Larson’s Our Fathers to have World Premiere at Meadowlark Music Festival

Difficult times can create a bonding experience. It’s not that Tom Larson, Hans Strum and Chris Varga didn’t already have a strong friendship but the death of all of their fathers within a six-month period in 2013-14 solidified it.

And out of that time period came, Our Fathers, a piece by Larson, which was commissioned by the Meadowlark Music Festival. It will have its world premiere on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus as part of the festival. Tickets are available.

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Michael Veak

calendar icon16 Jun 2017    

Long-time Voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael Veak, passes away

A long-time voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael Veak, passed away on June 15. His last season as the voice of the Pride of All Nebraska was 2002.

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Elevator Music

calendar icon10 Jun 2017    By Brian G. Reetz

Connection to the Chiaras brings Elevator Music to CMI

Somehow Idaho brought Washington and Nebraska together.

That might sound like a riddle but it’s really not. When the chamber group, Elevator Music, was taking a chamber music workshop at the University of Idaho in January, the Chiara String Quartet was the guest ensemble. The group from Washington State University had a master class with Greg Beaver, the Chiara's cellist, and afterwards he invited them to apply to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Music Institute.

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Rebecca Fischer (fourth from left) and Anthony Hawley (fifth from left) with their workshop participants at the Hirare International Arts Festival.

calendar icon24 May 2017    

Fischer, Hawley perform in Zimbabwe for arts festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Research Associate Professor of Violin Rebecca Fischer and her husband, Anthony Hawley, a Lecturer in the School of Art, Art History & Design, performed and participated in the Hirare International Arts Festival (HIFA) in Zimbabwe, Africa, in May.

Fischer and Hawley received a grant from the Hixson-Lied Endowment to fund their travel to HIFA.

“It made it possible for us to do it,” Fischer said.

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Emily J. Triebold

calendar icon11 May 2017    

Korff School's Triebold wins international competition

Lincoln, Neb.--Mezzo-Soprano Emily J. Triebold, who received her Master of Music degree in May from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music, received first prize in Brahms Performance from the Great Composers Competition.

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Left to right:  Dean Chuck O'Connor, Aaron Sutherlen, Karen Kunc, Matthew Sontheimer, Philip Sapirstein, Michael Cotton, Michael Hoff, Margaret Bohls and Andrea Maack. Photo by Greg Nathan.

calendar icon10 May 2017    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff Awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards were presented at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Honors Day celebration on April 22.

These awards are made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment. The following awards were presented:

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Dean Charles O'Connor presents awards to Emily Tran (left) and Taylor Mead.

calendar icon10 May 2017    

Undergraduate research awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Dean Charles O'Connor presented two students with the first college awards presented in conjunction with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Spring Research Fair.

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