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. as a member of their Corporate & Foundation Relations team before returning to Lincoln to join the Lied Center staff.

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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 was a 2004-2005 Fling Fellowship Scholar as well as a 2004-2005 P.E.O Scholar Award winner. As a mezzo soprano solo artist, some of her operatic roles include Madame Lidoine in "Dialogues of the Carmelites," Marcellina in "The Marriage of Figaro," Augusta and Mamma McCourt

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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. She is a practicing artist and a community volunteer. She has served on the board of trustees of Pius X High School, and has been an active member in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association, the Lancaster County Medical Alliance, Friends of St.Monica's, and the

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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. Eric returned to Nebraska in 2006 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communication and Advertising; not long after, he rekindled his love of acting appearing in a number of locally produced film projects.

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Dr. Lance Nielsen

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, he taught for 23 years in both public schools and higher education. His teaching appointments included Associate Professor of Music at Doane University, music teacher at Lincoln East High School, Norris Public Schools, and Kimball Public Schools in Nebraska. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor for Doane University teaching online music courses.

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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.

He currently serves as an assistant professor of art at Concordia University, Nebraska in Seward, where he leads courses in film production, film criticism, digital media, and photography.

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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. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Musicians Association and Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble.

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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. Valery served on the MEDICI Board and is a long time member of the HLCFPA Alumni Board. Valery helped to found the Bryan Health Art Committee and is the Director of the Bryan Art Gallery.

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