CMI - Faculty
With a global vision and a local focus, the UNL Music Faculty offers an exceptional contribution for attendees to the Chamber Music Institute.
Chiara String Quartet, Artists-in-residence
Known for playing “By Heart,” without printed music, the Chiara String Quartet has delighted audiences around the world with their "fresh and vital" performances (New York Times). 2016 marks the tenth year that the Chiara Quartet has served as Artists-in-Residence at the UNL Chamber Music Institute.
John Bailey - Flute
John Bailey, Flute, is a member of the critically acclaimed Moran Woodwind Quintet, resident faculty quintet at UNL, which has toured extensively in the Midwest and recorded for Crystal Records and Coronet. Dr. Bailey has been the director of CMI since 2007.
Paul Barnes - Piano
Pianist Paul Barnes is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the Glenn Korff School of Music at UNL. He has released twelve CDs, most recently his New Generations: The Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation on Glass’s Orange Mountain Music label. With the Chiara Quartet, Barnes will premiere Glass’s Piano Quintet No.1 “Evangelismos” in April of 2018.
Paul Haar - Saxophone
Paul Haar, Saxophone, is recognized for his duality as both a classical and jazz musician. A Rico artist, he has been featured nationally and internationally as an educator and performer.
Alan Mattingly - French Horn
Alan Mattingly, Horn, is highly active as a chamber musician, performing with the Moran Woodwind Quintet, the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet, and the Plymouth Brass.
William McMullen - Oboe
William McMullen is Professor of Oboe and a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet. He has released a solo CD on the Crystal label.
Greg Simon - Composition
Greg Simon, composer and jazz trumpeter, has written music for artists and ensembles around the country; his music has received performances from Alarm Will Sound, the Fifth House Ensemble, the Nu Deco Ensemble, and the California All-State Band and Choir, among many others. In addition to his work as a composer, Greg is active as a performer and jazz pedagogue, having appeared at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the University of Michigan Jazz Festival, and in venues in Denver, Detroit, and Greenville. Greg teaches composition and jazz studies at UNL; he received degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Colorado, and the University of Puget Sound.
Tyler White - Composition
Tyler White, Composition, has received commissions from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles. He is also Director of Orchestral Activities at UNL.