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.

Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill


Matthew Hill (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended his terminal document:  THE LIFE AND CAREER OF Z. RANDALL STROOPE: WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON HODIE

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/ibhtax5qnccxgs504pqzyegdnuw8js2t

Christopher Brandt

Christopher Brandt


Christopher Brandt (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended his terminal document:  AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCE OF WIND BAND TRANSCRIPTIONS

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/vipdthk493jsvs5d1cxoz93s1pdysewn

Sarah Cosano

Sarah Cosano


Sarah Cosano (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended her terminal document:  TRANSCRIBING ASTOR PIAZZOLLA’S WORKS TO MAXIMIZE STYLISTIC FIDELITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THREE SAXOPHONE QUARTETS WITH A NEW TRANSCRIPTION

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/k5ht2dzo8l3kz8b4dus92xl2sdzhxnz3

Pierrot Lunaire

Pierrot Lunaire


Graduate students Paul Zeller and Rebecca Nederhiser both recently used the work, Pierrot Lunaire, as the main feature in each of their separate recitals. It’s believed to be the first student ensemble to attempt and successfully perform the work in the history of the school. They also recently performed as special guests at Doane University (Crete campus), where they were featured in an educational assembly for the student body.

Krista Hafez

Krista Hafez


Krista Hafez (Ph.D., May 2019) successfully defended her dissertation:  THE EFFECT OF A POSTURAL INTERVENTION ON FATIGUE IN UNIVERSITY PIANO STUDENTS

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/ril6myg6p1g52t5baab7arrgucy9k6bw

Louis Claussen

Louis Claussen


Louis Claussen (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended his terminal document:  FROM IMPROVISATION TO ARTISTRY: A STUDY OF THE PIANO’S 12 SIDES BY CARTER PANN

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/gkgz1uybnb8bf31hlq904yy3ddump8ui

Brian Lew

Brian Lew


Brian Lew (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended his terminal document:  ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR BASS TROMBONE AND PIANO FROM 1985 TO 2018:AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/7mv7b774v8yt2bftw8qhwjdsgkfdy9ny

Colleen Carney and Melissa Terrall

Colleen Carney


 

Alum Colleen Carney (bachelor's of music degree in Piano Performance, May 2018) and her duo piano partner, Melissa Terrall, won first place at the National Federation of Music Clubs' biennial Ellis Competition for Duo Pianists with a cash prize of $20,000 on Saturday, March 30th. They also received the Abild American Music Award (for the best performance of an American piece) with a cash prize of $1,000. 
Matthew Armstrong DMA Defense

Matthew Armstrong


Matthew Armstrong (DMA, May 2019) successfully defended his terminal document:  THE CHORAL NEGRO SPIRITUAL ARRANGEMENTS AND COMPOSITIONS OF HALL JOHNSON PERFORMED IN THE GREEN PASTURES 

Read the abstract herehttps://unl.box.com/s/lycqsxvaooh7y0owi0s8cm0plmetj5mu

Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi Jacob Coughlin

Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi


It was quite a weekend for our Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at the Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma Midwest District Convention in Boulder, CO this weekend!

The chapter won three awards: The Scrapbook Award, Travel Award, and Joint Travel Award (with Tau Beta Sigma.) They also had the most attendees of any single Chapter (out of 21 total.)

Also, Junior MUED Major Jacob Coughlin was elected President of the Midwest District of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Lastly, the joint Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma delegation voted unanimously to accept the bid to host the 2020 Midwest District Convention here in Lincoln.

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