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.
Doctoral Student Jennifer Reeves was named as this year’s recipient of the Paul Revitt Memorial Award for the Best Student Paper presented at the College Music Society Great Plains chapter meeting for 2017.
“Dreams are made of these….” A Look at Collaboration Outside of the Music Box was chosen as the outstanding student paper for the conference.
In the paper, Reeves discussed the influence and inspiration of the Savvy Arts Venture Challenge (an entrepreneurship workshop she attended in 2015; she received a Hixson-Lied Grad Student Grant to attend the workshop) on her development of a collaborative chamber music group. Reeves talked about creating the Hijinx Clarinet Quartet and the first collaboration with photography and video to present a topic surrounding dreams. She also discussed the importance of collaboration for teachers, students, and performers.
Doctoral Candidate Jesse McBee recently had this article published by smartmusic.
Get More Out of Your Jazz Band Rehearsal: Warm Up Chops and Ears. Read:
Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance Hye-Won Hwang is presenting a paper, titled "Gender, Power and Globalization: Consumption, Circulation and Re-production of Western Knowledge in Dance" at the Pacific Sociological Association conference in Portland.
The paper talks about a group of Korean female dance graduates trained in Western Laban institutions who returned to Korea and established their own institute in 2003. The paper investigates how these Korean women tactically found a way to climb out of a desperate employment shortage within limited dance-related job markets in Korea while promoting individuality through public dance education. The presentation particularly focuses on how their class that promotes the individual as an educational mode to challenge Confucian-based collectivism in Korea.
Welcome to Nebraska Young Artist Award Winners
We would like to welcome all Nebraska Young Artist Award winners to campus!
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.
Music includes: Grace Dowd, Jessica Ferguson, Jared Fitzgerald, Owen Gong, Peter Greff, Sydney Holdsworth, Nathaniel Jennings, Emma Jewell, Sean Lebita, Jae Hyn Lim, Chaz Maschman, Marissa Mathia, Annika Novotny, Kayla Pracht, Bentley Tonniges, Anne Wiltfong, Naomi Young.
Dance includes: Lillian Ball, Karissa Boesiger, Alyssa Callaghan, Haley Cecava, Sarah DeBoer, Melissa Estrada, Anna Greene, Leyten Morley, Kaitlyn Spaulding, Isabella Starkey, McKaylee True, Caroline Unger, Alex Wesslund, Aaliyah Wilkins, Hanna Wright.
Success at Hal Leonard North American Vocal Competition
Congratulations to these Glenn Korff School of Music students, who won recognition in music publisher Hal Leonard's 2017 North American Vocal Competition.
Collaborative Benefit Concert
Hosted by Glenn Korff School of Music student Kate Johnson, a collaborative concert benefiting the ACLU, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the White Helmets (the Syrian civilian organization rescuing bombing victims) will take place Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the First-Plymouth Church; doors open at 6pm
Kate Johnson, soprano
Jennifer Novak Haar, pianist
Lupe Chairez, dancer
Ryler Dustin, poet
Lexi Raygor, violist
Andrew Barrett, guitarist
Hannah Bell, clarinetist
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459001180784868/
In order to attend, show an electronic or printed donation receipt to one of the three organizations listed above (minimum of $5). There will also be a laptop outside of the chapel that can be used to make donations starting at 6pm.
Tyler White and David von Kampen
Congrats to faculty Tyler White and David von Kampen!
They are two of the eight Nebraska artists recently selected as recipients of the Nebraska Arts Council’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship award in Performing Arts and Filmmaking. This prestigious program recognizes exemplary work by Nebraska artists on a three-year rotation between artistic disciplines: Literature, Performing Arts/Filmmaking and Visual Arts.
Read more: http://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/news/nac-news.html/article/2017/03/10/2017-individual-artist-fellowships-announced
Husker Horn Choir
The entire Husker Horn Studio will travel later this week to Cape Girardeau, MO for the MidSouth Horn Workshop, hosted by UNL alum Nicholas Kenney. This workshop will have more than 300 horn players in attendance for a weekend of recitals, lectures, masterclasses, exhibits, and competitions. Two horn quartets from Alan Mattingly's studio will compete in the quartet competition, six students will compete in the solo competition, three students will compete in the high orchestral excerpt competition, and one will compete in the low orchestral excerpt competition. The studio will also perform two pieces on one of the horn choir recitals……one piece is arranged by horn student Taylor Mead and the other is arranged by Tony Falcone.
Alum Justin Lepard has been accepted and will attend the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) for his master of fine arts.
College Music Society Great Plains Chapter Regional Conference
Welcome to everyone attending and presenting at the College Music Society Great Plains Chapter Regional Conference this weekend in Westbrook at the Glenn Korff School of Music!