Trio 402 wins hall of fame honor
calendar icon11 Sep 2023
Lincoln, Neb.--Trio 402, a former faculty ensemble in the Glenn Korff School of Music, has been inducted into The Akademia Hall of Fame for creating a musical repertoire that is original.
Trio 402 previously won first prize for their “Conversations Between Friends” CD (Potenza Music), featuring music by William Hurlstone and Bill Douglas, which was funded by a Hixson-Lied Faculty Research and Creative Activity grant.
The trio included Diane Barger, the Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Clarinet; Mark Clinton, professor of piano; and Jeffrey McCray, who was previously a bassoon professor at Nebraska.
“Our ‘Conversations Between Friends’ CD came out in 2017, and in 2018 we were awarded Best Album-Instrumental by The Akademia organization after entering our CD into that year’s contest,” Barger said. “I am sure that award brought new listeners to our CD, for which we were grateful. And now five years later, we are honored by being inducted to The Akademia’s Hall of Fame. This took us all by surprise as we had no idea about this category of potential recognition. We are truly honored to have our trio be recognized in this way.”