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calendar icon10 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

calendar icon10 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

calendar icon08 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.

calendar icon20 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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Nicholas May

calendar icon10 Dec 2012    

Music freshman wins Lincoln's Symphony competition

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.

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Paul Haar

calendar icon07 Dec 2012    

Haar named Midwest director for Jazz Ed Network

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Saxophone and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Paul Haar has been selected to be the Midwest Division Director for the Jazz Education Network (JEN).

Haar’s responsibilities will be to serve as a coordinator/liaison between JEN and Midwest directors and educators in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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The Cornhusker Marching Band

calendar icon29 Nov 2012    

Cornhusker Marching Band highlights concert

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.

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The Chamber Singers performing in the Great Hall of the Sheldon Art Museum.

calendar icon29 Nov 2012    

Chamber Singers to perform in Sheldon and Oxford

The UNL Chamber Singers will perform at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in the Sheldon Museum of Art Great Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 25-member vocal ensemble provides a chamber vocal experience for singers and is under the direction of Associate Professor of Choral Music Therees Hibbard.

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Kendall Reimer

calendar icon12 Nov 2012    

School of Music wins at regional NATS auditions

The School of Music took home the most awards at the 2012 West Central National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Auditions held at the University the weekend of Nov. 2-3, including Singer of the Year honors for School of Music senior Kendall Reimer.

UNL voice students received 39 awards and 28 semi-finalist recognitions, more than any of the other 22 participating colleges and universities. The West Central Region of NATS includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Chiara String Quartet - Photo by Liz Linder

calendar icon05 Nov 2012    

Chiara plays "The American" in Hixson-Lied Concert

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music presents the Chiara String Quartet in the next Hixson-Lied Concert Series on Monday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall on the UNL city campus.

Tickets are $20 adults, $10 seniors and $5 students and available at the Lied Center for Performing Arts Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or at the door.

The Nov. 19 concert program includes Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “The Dissonance;” Lutoslawski’s String Quartet; and Dvorak’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, “The American.”

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