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.
Nebraska Intercollegiate Band
We have nine students taking part in the Nebraska Intercollegiate Band at NSBA. They include:
De Davis, flute/picc
Dalton Stout, oboe/Eng horn
Cody Robinson, Bb clarinet
Aaron Pettorini, horn
Sydney McGahan, trombone
Alex Crowley, trombone
Ian Nelson, trombone
Chris Goulet, percussion
Stephen Cantarero, double bass
Winner of Play with the Chiaras Audition - Jennifer Son
The judges of the Play with the Chiaras Audition, the Chiara Quartet, Christopher Marks, and William McMullen, are excited to announce that cellist Jennifer Son has been chosen has the winner of the audition. She will perform the monumental String Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert on March 29th as part of Chiara Quartet’s Hixson-Lied Concert Series at Kimball Recital Hall. The alternate winner is clarinetist Hannah Bell, and violist Jordan Ellis has been awarded an honorable mention.
Nebraska State Bandmasters Association
A big welcome to everyone involved with the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association. We hope you have a great time and a great learning experience while at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!
Sergio Ruiz named director of Glenn Korff School of Music
Sergio Ruiz, professor of music and chair of the Georgia College Department of Music, has been named the new director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music. Ruiz will begin his new position on July 1.
Graduate Audition Days
Welcome to the Glenn Korff School of Music and Graduate Audition Days!
Five alumni will be presenting sessions at the CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association) National Conference in Kansas City in March:
Cliff Towner (DMA band conducting, now on the faculty at Georgia College)
James Dreiling (DMA band conducting, now on the faculty at Berea College)
Bill Perrine (MM band conducting, now on the faculty at Concordia University, Ann Arbor)
Jared Rawlings (MM band conducting, now on the faculty at University of Utah)
Jake Wallace (BA music/clarinet, now on the faculty of South Dakota State University)
The Walla Walla University Music Department Guest Recital will be performed by current Glenn Korff School of Music student Jared Hiscock, baritone, accompanied by pianist Anne Schilperoort. The performance will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Walla Walla University campus, 204 S. College Ave.
Band Office Associate Jan Deaton will be presented the Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students at a reception on Friday, February 3 in the Centennial Room. The recognition is through the Division of Student Affairs, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Council and the Parents Association. The recognition is for a faculty or staff member who has made a significant contribution to the lives of a student while at the university.
We will have a booth at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference next week in San Antonio. Be sure to stop by booth CF35!
Rebecca Fischer and her husband, Anthony Hawley, had a great performance experience at National Sawdust's 2017 Ferus Festival in early January.
With their new collaboration called "The Afield" (website: http://www.theafield.com/) they were invited to participate in the Ferus Festival, which focuses on new media explorations. They performed part of the program they previously presented at the Carson Theater, and two of the composers, Paola Prestini and Lisa Bielawa, were in attendance.
National Sawdust is Brooklyn's hottest new performance space, and there are events taking place there every night.