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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Top: Paul Barnes teaches a piano masterclass for Nebraska Young Artist Award pianists on May 16. Bottom: Daniel Bernhardson of Lincoln Christian School performs Claude Debussy's Fireworks from Preludes, Book Two.

calendar icon26 May 2020    By Kathe C.Andersen

Piano masterclass highlights creative recruiting during pandemic

Lincoln, Neb.--While COVID-19 may have cancelled the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards day of activities on April 8, it didn’t stop the college from continuing to recruit these top artists in the state.

The College has hosted the Nebraska Young Artist Awards for the past 23 years, dating back to 1998. The awards annually recognize high school juniors across the state who are talented in visual art, music, dance, theatre, and film and emerging media arts.

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The draft Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Master Plan is available online for the campus community to review and provide feedback by May 29.

calendar icon13 May 2020    By Troy Fedderson, University Communication

Feedback sought on first sustainability, resilience master plan

Lincoln, Neb.--A proposed master plan that links sustainability practices, teaching curricula, research expertise and wellbeing programming is charting new ground for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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calendar icon07 May 2020    By Brian G Reetz

Challenges of looking for a music teaching position in COVID-19

We all understand the current challenges in the workforce due to COVID-19. There are people working from home, others have been furloughed, while still others unfortunately have lost their job entirely and now are unemployed.

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Diane Barger

calendar icon07 May 2020    

Barger elected President-elect of International Clarinet Association

Lincoln, Neb.--Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Clarinet Diane Barger was elected President-elect of the International Clarinet Association (ICA).

She will begin a two-year President-elect term Sept. 1 and then move to the position of President on Sept. 1, 2022, for a two-year term, followed by a two-year term as Past-President beginning Sept. 1, 2024.

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Cameron Stussie

calendar icon30 Apr 2020    By Brian G Reetz

Cameron Stussie named winner of Presser Scholarship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music’s Cameron Stussie has been named the winner of the Presser Scholarship given by The Presser Foundation.

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Undergraduate: Maren Schuttler; Graduate: Rebecca Nederhiser

calendar icon30 Apr 2020    By Brian G Reetz

Schuttler, Nederhiser awarded Glenn Korff Distinguished Artist/Scholar Awards

The Glenn Korff Distinguished Undergraduate and Graduate Artist/Scholar Awards were awarded as part of the Glenn Korff School of Music Honors Day Convocation on Thursday, April 30, 2020 as part of a virtual, online celebration.

Intended to recognize and reward excellence in performance and/or scholarship in the Glenn Korff School of Music, the winners of these prestigious awards for 2020-21 are – Undergraduate: Maren Schuttler; Graduate: Rebecca Nederhiser.

Maren Schuttler is originally from Bellevue, NE. She is a junior double major in Dance and Elementary Education.

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