Glenn Korff School of Music Blog

Glenn Korff School of Music Blog

The halls of the Westbrook Music Building are busy with activity, but our faculty, staff, alumni and students are out in the world doing amazing things too! Read about all of their activities here.

Diane Barger Performance photo

Diane Barger


Diane Barger, Hixson-Lied Professor of Clarinet, performed a recital tour with the Amicitia Duo in early October. She performed recitals and gave master classes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and University of Tampa.

On November 23 Barger will present a lecture, "Collaborative Teaching and Learning in the Studio", for the Region 3 Session at the National Association of Schools of Music annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

UNL Opera: Don Giovanni Live Tweets


A group of us from the Glenn Korff School of Music live tweeted the dress rehearsal on Wednesday night of UNL Opera's Don Giovanni. Here are some of the top tweets from the night (see all of them on Twitter by searching the hashtag #UNLOpera):

David von Kampen

David von Kampen



David von Kampen is a composer based in Lincoln, NE and is a lecturer in Theory and Literature for the Glenn Korff School of Music. David’s creative work spans a wide variety of genres and styles, including jazz, choral music, hymnody and liturgy, solo voice, chamber music, and musical theater. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska.

Listen to some of his work here: 
https://soundcloud.com/davidvonkampen
John Kosch

John Kosch


This week’s Halftime show by the Cornhusker Marching Band is:

 

The Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra Centennial

Luck Be a Lady

Fly Me to the Moon/The Way You Look Tonight

New York, New York/My Way

 

Glenn Korff School of Music student John Kosch arranged the music for the performance.

 

“I have participated in band since high school, and I have always been interested in writing for marching band,” he said. “A couple years ago I asked Professor Tony Falcone if he would look at my work and offer me any advice. After looking at what I had written, he was kind enough to find opportunities to utilize my abilities and appeal to my interests. Last spring Professor Falcone asked me if I would arrange the music for an entire halftime show to be performed at a Husker game by the Cornhusker Marching Band He gave me the 5 tunes, the instrumentation, and a time limit and told me to write the rest. Over the course of two months I arranged the music for the Frank Sinatra classics Luck Be A Lady, Fly Me to the Moon, The Way You Look Tonight, New York New York, and My Way. The result will be performed at this week’s halftime show at the Nebraska-Wisconsin game. Every note the CMB plays this Saturday was notated by yours truly. 

 

“I couldn’t be more thrilled! Thank You Professor Falcone and the CMB family for making this possible.”

 

 

Jared Rawlings

Jared Rawlings


Alum Jared Rawlings (M.M. 2006) was awarded the 2015-2016 Brown Innovation Fellow for Teaching and Learning at Stetson University. The Brown Innovation Fellows Program focuses on innovative teaching and learning with an emphasis on course-building and high quality pedagogy. 

Rawlings is Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Stetson University.
Jamie Reimer

Jamie Reimer


Assistant Professor of Voice Jamie Reimer's poster presentation in Kyoto, Japan.
Bryce Heesacker

Bryce Heesacker


Senior Music Composition student Bryce Heesacker had a piece played in Santa Cruz, CA this summer. It is titled "Graveyard Shift” and is a fixed multimedia piece. This is a piece that premiered last spring at his junior recital. After receiving positive feedback from those at the premiere, he sent the piece to a few other people and it was included as part of The Santa Cruz New Music Society’s concert series at The Art Bar and Cafe on July 9th. Heesacker was happy to have his work featured alongside other experimental and forward-thinking musicians. 

Here is a link to a video of the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7kcNA5cgrU

Molly Rezich

Molly Rezich


Molly Rezich will be playing at the Nebraska State Fair on September 6 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Nebraska State Fair takes place in Grand Island.
Bobby Fuson II

Bobby Fuson II


Bobby Fuson, doctoral candidate, spent the summer in Charlottesville, Virginia interviewing people as part of his dissertation research into the life and works of the late Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore. He performed with local musicians who were LeRoi's contemporaries, traveled across the state to interview studio engineers who worked with him, and visited the cemetery where he is interred. He is documenting the research and dissertation process at www.roilives.tumblr.com.

David Galant

David Galant


David Galant, who will be starting his first year of the DMA program in Orchestral Conducting this fall, had a busy summer that included: attending the Southwest Minnesota State University Conducting Workshop and working with Dr. John Ginocchio (Southwest Minnesota State University) and Dr. Sigurd Johnson (North Dakota State University); attending the Wichita State University Conducting Workshop and working with Jeffrey Grogan (New Jersey Youth Symphony Orchestra) and Dr. Mark Laycock (Wichita State University).

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