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Glenn Korff School of Music Director's Blog

How to win a music job…

So, you are working on your music degree, and you are worried about working after you graduate. No doubt, your parents have asked or told you that you there are no music jobs. They are wrong.

Don’t worry about it…and prepare.


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Combating Nerves

So, how did/do I combat my nerves? I focus on things that I can control. First, I know my music cold/backward/forward/just after waking up. I make sure my music is memorized a minimum of 30 days before the day of the concert. At the 30-day mark, I perform 4 to 5 run-throughs of my recital music per day for 7 straight days. I don’t practice sections, I simply perform the entire recital straight through. Yes, this takes about 75 minutes per run-through. After every run-through, I write down 3 things that I could have improved (i.e.

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Hey, Nebraska's here.

“Hey, Nebraska’s here.” Jack Kloecker, music education major

We most certainly are here and we plan to go BIG. Congratulations to our CMB snare line for doing well at the PASIC international competition on November 9. For complete article, go to http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/cornhusker-marching-band-snare-line-competes-at-pasic/article_8bcc79dc-d3ee-11e7-9d76-77b8648791b0.html

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Inspired by Copland's Address

In 1967, Aaron Copland gave an address on the importance of the Arts at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.


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I’m thrilled to be in Lincoln and to be a Husker! I’m excited to take in the entire upcoming season. More importantly, I invite you to attend our many performances, or come for a campus visit and get to know us. We want to get to know you.

We have an amazing culture at Nebraska! It’s hard-working. It’s innovative. It’s an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

We want you to be a Husker! Visit our website, music.unl.edu. It has the most up-to-date information about our events and where you can also learn about our wonderful faculty, staff and students.

Go Big Red!

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