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(L-R) Billy Jones, Jessie Tidball, David Michael Fox, Lucy Myrtue and Jenny Holm star in Theatrix's Melancholy Play, which will be performed at the Region V KCACTF in January.

calendar icon14 Jan 2013    

UNL to host regional Kennedy Center theatre festival

The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will be hosting more than 1,500 students and faculty from more than 70 colleges and universities from around the region at the Region V Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Jan. 20-26, 2013, in Lincoln. It’s their first time hosting the festival in about 10 years.

Region V covers North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa. UNL will be hosting the Region V festival in both 2013 and 2014.

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Nicole Hupp, “Doors,” from the series Within, pigment ink-jet print, 2012. Hupp is a senior Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art major at UNL from Oakdale, Neb.

calendar icon11 Jan 2013    

UNL and MCC photo clubs hold joint exhibition

In their first collaboration, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Fine Art Photo Club and Metropolitan Community College of Omaha’s Metro Photo Club present “PhotoClub2,” an exhibition of 56 photographs from the student photo clubs from both institutions.

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image of piano keys

calendar icon10 Jan 2013    

Now enrolling adult students for piano class

To all the adults out there who have always wanted to play the piano, UNL professor Brenda Wristen has something to say: It’s never too late to learn.

With people living longer and having more leisure time, Wristen sees adults as good candidates to learn to play the piano. This class offers the opportunity to learn how to play the piano in a fun, low-key environment.

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Christopher Marks

calendar icon10 Jan 2013    

Marks to present Bach works on five keyboards

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Organ Christopher Marks will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on five different keyboard instruments during his faculty recital on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Kayla Wilkens

calendar icon08 Jan 2013    

SOM student finalist at National Opera competition

University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music graduate student Kayla Wilkens finished as one of eight finalists in the National Opera Association’s 2013 Vocal Competition in the scholarship division. The finals were conducted Jan. 5, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

“I was very pleased and honored to be chosen as a national finalist—only a handful of applicants are chosen to proceed to the final stage of the competition,” Wilkens said.

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School of Music Director John Richmond (left) with Cynthia and Thomas Olson announcing the creation of The Cynthia Olson Vocal Music Education Doctoral Fellowship Endowment Dec. 7.

calendar icon20 Dec 2012    

Olson gift to enhance vocal music education

University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music Director John W. Richmond announced a $100,000 gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Thomas Olson in honor of his wife, Cynthia, to create the Cynthia Olson Vocal Music Education Doctoral Fellowship Endowment at the Chamber Music Singers concert at Sheldon Museum of Art on Dec. 7.

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Hilary Lewis with Philip Johnson in 2002. Photo by Richard Leslie Schulman

calendar icon18 Dec 2012    

Lewis presents next Geske Lecture on Johnson

Architectural historian Hilary Lewis will present the next Geske Lecture titled “Philip Johnson: The Art of Architecture” on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in Sheldon Museum of Art’s Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. A free reception will follow the lecture in the Great Hall.

Johnson designed the Sheldon Museum of Art, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013.

Lewis said Johnson always saw architecture through the lens of art.

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Nicholas May

calendar icon10 Dec 2012    

Music freshman wins Lincoln's Symphony competition

Freshman saxophone performance major Nicholas May was announced as the winner of the Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition on Nov. 17.

As the winner, May receives the title of LSO Young Artist Winner for the 2012-2013 season, publicity exposure, a private rehearsal and coaching from LSO Resident Conductor and UNL Professor Tyler White and two featured performances as a soloist with the orchestra at LSO’s Young People’s Concert at the Lied Center and family concert at Nebraska Wesleyan’s O’Donnell Auditorium, as well as a $500 cash prize.

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Paul Haar

calendar icon07 Dec 2012    

Haar named Midwest director for Jazz Ed Network

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Saxophone and Coordinator of Jazz Studies Paul Haar has been selected to be the Midwest Division Director for the Jazz Education Network (JEN).

Haar’s responsibilities will be to serve as a coordinator/liaison between JEN and Midwest directors and educators in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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Zachary Ubbelohde, "Polymita (Cuban Land Snail)."

calendar icon07 Dec 2012    

BFA Capstone Exhibition showing Dec. 7-14

The Department of Art and Art History presents the work of this semester's graduating seniors in the BFA Capstone Exhibition Dec. 7-14 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. in the Gallery, which is located on the first floor of Richards Hall at Stadium Drive and T streets on the UNL city campus. Gallery hours for the exhibition are Monday-Thursday 12:30-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 12:30-7 p.m. Gallery admission is free and open to the public.

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