If you would be interested in serving on the CFPA Alumni Board, please contact Kathe Andersen at (402) 472-9355.

Matthew Boring

Matthew Boring has been on the Lied Center for Performing Arts staff since 2011 and currently serves as Associate Director — Marketing & Patron Development where he leads integrated marketing and development campaigns. After graduating with a degree in music (trumpet) from the Hixson-Lied College, he worked at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

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Nancy Childs


Bio coming soon.

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Amanda Christi

Amanda Christi

Amanda earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in 2009 with an emphasis in Film and New Media. She started her professional career at Outpost12 Studios in Lincoln where she directed more than 75 commercials, corporate videos and narrative shorts.

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Adrienne Dickson

Adrienne received her B.F.A in Music Theatre from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1994) and her M.M. in Opera Performance from The Boston Conservatory (1997). Currently, she is pursuing a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance at UNL under the direction of Donna Harler-Smith and

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Nancy Heiser

Nancy Nordstrom Heiser is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Having received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Education in 1976, she taught art in the Omaha Public Schools, the Kansas City Public Schools, and the Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Eric Moyer

Eric Moyer

Eric Moyer is an actor, marketer and property developer who calls Lincoln, Nebraska, home.  After graduating from the College of Fine and Performing Arts with a bachelor’s degree in theater, Eric moved to Los Angeles where he earned a number of bit parts in both film and television.

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Lance Nielsen

Dr. Lance D. Nielsen is the Supervisor of Music for Lincoln Public Schools where he supervises all music programs K-12. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dr. Nielsen taught for 23 years in both public schools and higher education.

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Aaron Nix

Aaron Nix

Aaron earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in film and new media from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in 2009. He then earned his Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts in 2011.

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Leta Powell Drake

Leta Powell Drake

Leta has a lifetime career in broadcast television as host, producer, writer, announcer and program director. She has acted in more than 100 plays and 2 movies. She is a member Screen Actor's Guild and has served on boards of directors of CFPA, UNL Alumni Association,

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Craig Roper

Soon after receiving a B.F.A from the University of Nebraska in 1980, Craig Roper moved to Santa Barbara, California. He began to collaborate with fellow artists in the area to self-produce a number of exhibitions and to gain exposure and recognition during the 1980’s art explosion.

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Barb Schmit

Barb Schmit earned a Bachelor of Music Education in 1993 and a Master of Music in 1997 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She plays trumpet in the Lincoln Municipal Band, Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble, Monday Night Big Band and other area ensembles and works at the University of Nebraska Foundation.

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Valery Wachter

Valery Wachter

Valery received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1983. She is a practicing artist and is represented by the Burkholder Project Gallery. She has studied at the Scottsdale School of Art and works out of her studio. She has had many one person shows and her work is in private collections nationally.

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