Jordan Redd

calendar icon30 Jul 2020    

Korff School’s Redd is First Prize Winner in international competition

Lincoln, Neb.--Jordan Redd, a doctoral horn student in the Glenn Korff School of Music, is the First Prize Winner in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition. 

“I was pretty excited when I found out I placed,” Redd said. “I knew that the competition was going to be pretty stiff, but I knew I could hang. I’m really just obsessed with trying to get better and be the best that I can be. Competitions like this one are a good way to do it, in my opinion.”

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Una Corda: (clockwise from top left): Karen Becker, Mark Clinton, Hans Sturm, Clark Potter, David Neely

calendar icon28 Jul 2020    By Brian G Reetz

Coming together to play music as one!

With a committed love of chamber music, five faculty members of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music recently decided to form a new resident faculty string quintet to share that love with the community.

So was born the Una Corda Ensemble, translated as “One String” and/or “One Voice” — musicians (specifically string players) coming together to play music as one.

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The Amicitia Clarinet Extravaganza, featuring a weekend of free webinars via Zoom and Facebook Live for clarinetists of all ages, will be held Sept. 12-13. The event is free and open to clarinetists of all ages.

calendar icon21 Jul 2020    

Amicitia Clarinet Extravaganza is Sept. 12-13

Lincoln, Neb.—The Amicitia Clarinet Extravaganza, featuring a weekend of free webinars via Zoom and Facebook Live for clarinetists of all ages, will be held Sept. 12-13.

The Amicitia Duo includes Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Clarinet Diane Barger and University of Alabama at Birmingham Professor of Clarinet Denise Gainey. 

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Jordan Redd

calendar icon06 Jul 2020    

Korff School’s Redd places 2nd at World Music Competition

Lincoln, Neb.--Jordan Redd, a doctoral horn student in the Glenn Korff School of Music, won 2ndplace in his category at the 27thannual World Music Competition.

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Donna Harler-Smith, Karen Kunc, Pamela Starr and Alison Stewart have retired from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

calendar icon30 Jun 2020    

Four distinguished professors retire from Hixson-Lied College

Lincoln, Neb.--Four distinguished professors in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts retired this spring after a combined 145 years of service to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln: Donna Harler-Smith, Karen Kunc, Pamela Starr and Alison Stewart.

Donna Harler-Smith
Harler-Smith is professor of voice in the Glenn Korff School of Music. She has taught at Nebraska since 1976. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University and a master's degree from the College-Conservatory of Music-University of Cincinnati.

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Tyler White

calendar icon23 Jun 2020    

White’s orchestral composition awarded The American Prize

Lincoln, Neb.--Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Composition and Conducting and Director of Orchestras Tyler White’s orchestra work “A Brand-New Summer” has been awarded The American Prize in Composition (orchestra division) for 2019-2020.

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Andrew Janak

calendar icon27 May 2020    

Jazz in June to support Nebraska artists through streaming concerts, videos

Lincoln, Neb.--For its 29th season, the Jazz in June concert series will present five evenings of online jazz to be streamed from the comfort and safety of one’s home.

This year’s series, presented by the Cooper Foundation, will feature Nebraska artists who have fewer opportunities to perform during the coronavirus pandemic.

The lineup includes:

• June 2: Mesonjixx — a soul jazz artist from Omaha

• June 9: Andrew Wray — a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music student drummer and composer who performs electronic jazz

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The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Awards recognize outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity, faculty service, outreach and engagement, outstanding lecturer, and staff service to the college.

calendar icon27 May 2020    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff awards announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards. These awards are made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

The following awards were presented:

• The College Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Hye-Won Hwang, assistant professor of practice in dance from the Glenn Korff School of Music. This award recognizes a professor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and a selfless dedication to students.

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Left: Christopher Marks; Right: Marks has released a new CD titled "Two American Organ Symphonies One American Classic Organ."

calendar icon27 May 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

New Marks CD features two major organ symphonies

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Associate Dean and Professor of Organ Christopher Marks has released a new CD titled “Two American Organ Symphonies One American Classic Organ.”

The CD includes performances of two major organ symphonies, Leo Sowerby’s Symphony in G Major and Edward Shippen Barnes’ Second Symphony, Op. 37. Both were performed on the 1959 Aeolian-Skinner Opus 1308 organ at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The recording on the CD represents more than 20 years of performance, study—and some unpredictable mishaps.

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A collage video featuring members of the Cornhusker Marching Band playing "Dear Old Nebraska U" was put together by Nolan O'Keefe.

calendar icon27 May 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

Cornhusker Marching Band provides virtual spirit for Husker fans

Lincoln, Neb.--The Cornhusker Marching Band provided some spirit for Husker fans watching the virtual Spring Game on April 18 with a video featuring members of the band playing “Dear Old Nebraska U” remotely.

Husker fans were encouraged to experience the annual Spring Game “in a new way,” thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nebraska Athletics streamed a video game simulation of a Red-White Nebraska Football game in Memorial Stadium featuring rosters comprised of Husker football legends.

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