Busy weekend set on Jan. 24-26 with Audition Days, Winter Festival

Busy weekend set on Jan. 24-26 with Audition Days, Winter Festival

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On the weekend of January 24, 25 and 26, the Glenn Korff School of Music will be hosting its first audition days of the season as well as the annual Winter Festival.

The Glenn Korff School of Music welcomes all aspiring music and dance majors/minors to audition for admission to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. All students who audition as a music or dance major are considered for generous scholarship support. 

The 2020 Undergraduate audition dates are:

January 24, 2020 – Brass, Composition, Percussion, Voice & Woodwinds; January 25, 2020 – Dance, Keyboard, Strings (including guitar) & Voice; February 21, 2020 – Dance, Keyboard, Strings (no guitar) & Voice; February 22, 2020 – Brass, Composition, Guitar, Percussion, Voice & Woodwinds

You can learn more about how to prepare and also request an audition date and times at our website. Start the audition process and learn more by visiting: https://arts.unl.edu/music/undergraduate-audition-information

Meanwhile, the Winter Festival for Winds and Percussion is a unique concert band and chamber ensemble festival for high school students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors). The festival is designed to give participants an outstanding and comprehensive playing experience. Festival participants are chosen through a recorded audition process. Students attending the festival are involved in three different ensembles: an honor band; a chamber ensemble, coached by one of the Glenn Korff School of Music’s talented applied wind and percussion faculty; and a large symphonic band that combines the festival honor band with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Wind Ensemble. Students also participate in a masterclass with the applied wind and percussion faculty.

The performance is free and open to the public on Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

High School Honor Band

The roster is in alphabetical order.



Anna Renard, Lincoln East



Ava De La Garza, Elkhorn

Angela Li, Omaha Westside

Anna Moore, Blair

Benjamin Rothermich, Kearney

Morgan Thompson, Blair



Mia Kawamitsu, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IA

Gabriella Lawrey, Lincoln Southeast

Abigail McMullen, Draper Corner Canyon, UT



Paul Cornett, Gretna 

Katherine Garrett, Rapid City Stevens, SD

William Holke, Gretna

Jayden Hoppner, Austin James Bowie, TX



Jessica Alcorn, Fremont

Samantha Byrd, Ogallala

Ashley Hipnar, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, IA

Matea Jerkovic, Lincoln Southeast

Nathan Meyer, Bennington

Reese Pike, Omaha Westside

Rolando Puentes, Omaha South

Taylor Velgersdyk, Lincoln Southeast


Bass Clarinet

Chase Jensen, Blair


Alto Saxophone

Colton Harris, Lincoln Southeast

Andrew Li, Omaha Westside

Jordan Mohling, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln,IA

Camden Smith, Lincoln Southwest


Tenor Saxophone

Nick Gauer, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, SD


Baritone Saxophone

Schuyler Feddersen, Kearney Catholic



Mahmoud Amoura, Omaha Westside

Amanda Courtney, Elkhorn South

Jason Franklin, York

Ellie Hurst, Sioux Center, IA

Dylan Johnson, Kearney

Ben Miller, Omaha Burke

Andres Valdez Perez, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IA

Kirby Zinniel, Lincoln Northeast



Anna Boes, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IA

Caitlyn Haggstrom, Blair

Daniel Helzer, Aurora

Caitlin Murphy, Exeter-Milligan

Hawkin Sibley, Lincoln Southwest

Ethan Yaroch, Omaha Westside



Tyler Bugiel, Blair

Morgan Delaplane, Kimball

Cameron Grabenstein, Lincoln Southeast

Dylan Kramer, Kearney

Larissa Myers, Lincoln East

Jaiden Schilke (bass),Kearney



Marvin Larweh, Elkhorn South

Ella Paulson, Omaha Westside

Elijah Smith, Kearney



Jerod Galaska, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, IA

Elizabeth Kastl, Wahoo Bishop Neumann



Elizabeth Hayes, Lincoln East



Brynn Boes, Gretna

Katie Kersten, Gretna

Gwen Leuschen, Palmyra

Adam Nelson, Columbus Lakeview

Kayli Pham, Elkhorn

Alaric Schiltz, Gretna