Claudia Holm named winner of Presser Scholarship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Claudia Holm has been named the winner of the Presser Scholarship given by The Presser Foundation.
The most prestigious award given to an undergraduate student in the Glenn Korff School of Music is the Presser Scholarship. Each year, the Presser Foundation makes a grant to Nebraska to be given to an outstanding music major at or after the end of their junior year. This student, selected by a vote of the Glenn Korff School of Music faculty, is to be designated as our “Presser Scholar.” This national honor, which includes a cash award, is intended to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in music.
Holm, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studies with David Neely. Claudia began violin at the age of three, studying with Anne Nagosky, and has been involved in studio and community arts events since the age of four. She previously was a member of the Nebraska All-State Orchestra for three years, and of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras (OAYO) Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony, serving as assistant concertmaster for the OAYO ensembles. Last fall, Claudia was the named the First Runner-Up for Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 Young Artist Competition. She is heavily involved in chamber music as a member of the Amore String Quartet, regularly performing in the Lincoln community and for university events. Recently, the Amore String Quartet placed third at the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music-String Competition in Spokane, Washington. She currently plays with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra, and the UNL Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestras, where she currently serves as concertmaster. This summer, she will be attending the Texas Music Festival Orchestral Institute in Houston, Texas. After graduation in May of 2020, Claudia plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in music performance.
The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the Deeds of Trust and Will of the late Theodore Presser. It is one of the few private foundations in the United States dedicated solely to music education and music philanthropy. The Presser Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate scholar awards, operating and program support for music organizations, capital grants for music building projects, and assistance to retired music teachers. Much of the grant making focus of the Foundation is on organizations and institutions in the 100-mile radius surrounding Center City Philadelphia. For more information: www.presserfoundation.org
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