Left to right:  Shane Daughtrey, Lauren Breed and Evangeline Mason. Courtesy photos.

29 May 2024    

2 Korff School vocalists are national semi-finalists in NATS auditions

Lincoln, Neb.—Two Glenn Korff School of Music vocalists are national semifinalists in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) National Student Auditions after competing with hundreds of singers across the country in live and virtual auditions.

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The UNL Symphony Orchestra performs “Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’” on May 10 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of the Glenn Korff School of Music.

26 Apr 2024    

UNL Symphony perform May 10

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra will perform their season finale “Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’” on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Symphony Orchestra is under the direction of Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Composition and Conducting and Director of Orchestras Tyler White. Ramón Araújo, Kate Mathews and Manuel Monge-Mata are the graduate associate conductors. 

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University Singers rehearse “Carmina Burana” in Westbrook Music Building. The performance is April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at First Plymouth Congregational Church. Courtesy photo.

24 Apr 2024    

University Singers present ‘Carmina Burana’

Lincoln, Neb.--University Singers, the historic, flagship choir of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will perform Carl Orff’s masterpiece, “Carmina Burana” on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. at First Plymouth Congregational Church.

The concert is free and open to the public. The total musical work runs about one hour.

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Paul Barnes (center) with students at the 2023 Lied Center Piano Academy. Courtesy photo.

24 Apr 2024    

Registration is open for Lied Piano Academy

Lincoln, Neb.--The Lied Center for Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music will host the annual Lied Center Piano Academy July 15-19, led by Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano Paul Barnes, who serves as artistic director.

The academy is designed for students entering grades 9 through their first year of college in fall 2024 and is tailored toward serious intermediate and advanced students interested in gaining professional-level instruction and guidance to raise their performance level and understanding of piano music.

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The UNL Jazz Orchestra presents “All Together” on Tuesday, April 30 at the Storm Cellar. Photo courtesy of the Glenn Korff School of Music.

22 Apr 2024    

Jazz Orchestra performs April 30 at Storm Cellar

Lincoln, Neb.--The Glenn Korff School of Music’s Jazz Orchestra will perform a program titled “All Together” on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at Storm Cellar, 3233 S 13th St. in Lincoln. The performance is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Orchestra, which is under the direction of Associate Professor of Composition Greg Simon, will be performing three world premieres at the performance, including one commission.

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UNL Campus Bands rehearse with graduate assistant Foteini Angeli, a DMA in wind conducting candidate, conducting. Their May 5 concert will be live webcast only with no live audience. Courtesy photo.

19 Apr 2024    

Campus Bands presents webcast concert May 5

Lincoln, Neb.--UNL Campus Bands presents a concert titled “Connections and Myths and Legends” on Sunday, May 5 at 3:30 p.m. The concert will be live webcast only with no live audience. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the concert for the link.

Doug Bush, lecturer and assistant director of bands in the Glenn Korff School of Music said the program has something to offer to everyone.

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The UNL Wind Ensemble presents a program titled “Sharks & Jets” on May 4.

19 Apr 2024    

Wind Ensemble performs ‘Sharks & Jets’ May 4

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Wind Ensemble will perform a program titled “Sharks & Jets” on Saturday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Westbrook Music Building Rm. 130.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Overflow will be in Rm. 119 with a simulcast on the big screen. 

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Paul Barnes stands inside the Richard Serra sculpture, “Greenpoint,” where he will perform a program of works by Philip Glass on May 1 to kick off Lincoln Calling.

18 Apr 2024    

Barnes to perform inside Richard Serra sculpture for Lincoln Calling

Lincoln, Neb.--Paul Barnes, the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano in the Glenn Korff School of Music, will be performing a special program of composer Philip Glass’s works inside the sculpture of Richard Serra titled “Greenpoint” on the UNL city campus on Wednesday, May 1 at noon. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Dameer Gustafson, a junior music education major, teaches the UNL/LPS String Project second-year class in preparation for their concert April 17. Photo by Kristen Labadie/University Communication and Marketing.

15 Apr 2024    By Kristina Jackson, University Communication and Marketing

String Project gives young musicians a head start

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Lincoln Public Schools are tuning up young new musicians through the UNL/LPS String Project.

The project provides introductory music education to elementary school students in Lincoln. The group will hold its spring performance April 17. Karen Becker, professor of cello and the program’s director, said the program helps its undergraduate instructors learn to teach as part of a team while teaching kids about working as an ensemble.

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The Jazz Singers will perform April 24 in Westbrook Music Building Rm. 119. Photo courtesy of the Glenn Korff School of Music.

12 Apr 2024    

Jazz Singers perform April 24

Lincoln, Neb.--The Glenn Korff School of Music’s Jazz Singers will perform on Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Westbrook Music Building Rm. 119. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will also be live webcast. Visit https://music.unl.edu/webcasts the day of the performance for the link.

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