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The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Welcome Back Picnic is Aug. 17.

calendar icon30 Jul 2018    

Welcome back picnic is Aug. 17

Students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the Hixson-Lied College are invited to our Welcome Back Picnic on Friday, Aug. 17 from noon-2 p.m. in the green space just south of Woods Art Building.

There will be food and beverages provided, along with entertainment and information for students on arts-specific Recognized Student Organizations (RSO's). Let's celebrate the start of the school year and kick off the 25th anniversary of the college with a fun bash. It's free, so we hope to see you there!

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Dr. Glenn Nierman & Dr. Alan Mattingly

calendar icon27 Jul 2018    

Nierman named Associate Director; Mattingly named Assistant Director at GKSOM

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music Director Sergio H. Ruiz has named Dr. Glenn E. Nierman, Professor of Music Education and Glenn Korff Professor of Music, as Associate Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music and Dr. Alan F. Mattingly, Professor of Horn, as Assistant Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. Nierman began his new role on June 1 while Mattingly will begin his new role on August 15.

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Dr. Mike Roe

calendar icon26 Jul 2018    

Roe’s next opportunity: Bandsman with the Air Force

After recently completing his DMA degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music graduate Mike Roe will soon be off on another great opportunity.

Earlier this year, Roe was made aware of an audition for a drummer/percussionist position with the Air Force Band of the Golden West. After submitting some prescreening recordings, Roe was selected as one of twelve people to attend the live audition on June 4 at Travis Air Force Base in California. At the end of the day, he was offered a job as a bandsman in the Air Force.

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Runkun Li quartet performing

calendar icon23 Jul 2018    

Doctoral student, Runkun Li, completes Jazz Tour of China

Someone like Glenn Korff School of Music Doctoral student Runkun Li is rare in his home country of China. And what he did recently is also a testament to it -- completing a two-week Jazz Tour of China.

“I am one of the rare China-born Chinese who are approaching the Doctoral degree in Jazz Studies,” Li said of his major at the University of Nebraska. “So, my people give me a lot of credit. Jazz is really new to the Chinese. However, the jazz market is growing fast, especially in big cities in China.”

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Hans Sturm

calendar icon10 Jul 2018    

Sturm receives Hixson-Lied Professorship

Lincoln, Neb.--Hans Sturm, professor of double bass and jazz studies and area head for strings in the Glenn Korff School of Music, has received a Hixson-Lied Professorship.

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Michelle Yin Zhang

calendar icon28 Jun 2018    

Zhang wins International Competition

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music DMA student Michelle Yin Zhang was recently selected as one of the winners in the International Maestro Piano and Strings Competition.

Zhang submitted her recording of Ravel’s Ondine and will perform that great work on July 20 in Carnegie Hall. There were two other winners in her category, one from Maryland and the other from New York.

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Matthew Carter

calendar icon26 Jun 2018    

Carter brings home second place from NATS National Student Auditions

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Matthew Carter, student of GKSOM’s Alisa Belflower, won second place in the lower college (freshmen and sophomore) men’s musical theatre category in NATS National Student Auditions in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Logan Langholdt, also a student of Belflower, was chosen from senior men to perform in a masterclass by Broadway veteran Alton Fitzgerald White -- famous for his over 4000 performances as “Mufasa” in THE LION KING.

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Nathan Tysen (left) and Chris Miller meet with students in the Glenn Korff School of Music. Photo by Michael Reinmiller.

calendar icon23 May 2018    By Kathe C. Andersen

Nebraska hosts staged reading of new musical ‘Eric Hermannson’s Soul’

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln on April 30 hosted a staged reading premiere of a new musical by award-winning composer Chris Miller and lyricist Nathan Tysen based on Willa Cather’s short story, “Eric Hermannson’s Soul” at the Lied Commons, with support from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Cather Project.

Miller and Tysen were also guest artists-in-residence in the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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J.B. Tyson (first assistant director, left) visits with Carson School students Adam Turner and Candace Nelson to set up a shot for "The Healing of Harman." Photo by Jordan Opp.

calendar icon23 May 2018    By Kathe C. Andersen

Carson School begins production on third Carson Film

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film began production in May of the third film in the Carson School Film Series.

“The Healing of Harman,” filmed May 9-17 in Lincoln with a cast and crew of around 75 students, faculty, alumni and professionals. The local premiere is scheduled for Oct. 27 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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Jake Denney

calendar icon23 May 2018    

Carson School alum’s theatre company earns Regional Theatre Tony Award

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumnus Jake Denney (B.A. 2012) is the development associate for La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, which will receive the 2018 Regional Theatre Tony Award.

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