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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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The Cal State Fullerton Woodwind Quintet works with coach William McMullen of the Glenn Korff School of Music as part of the Chamber Music Institute.

calendar icon08 Jun 2018    By Brian G Reetz

Cal State Fullerton Woodwind Quintet back for second time at CMI

When the Cal State Fullerton Woodwind Quintet applied to the Chamber Music Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music last year, they didn’t think they would get accepted. But they did. And when they applied again this year, they were excited to come back for a return trip.

“Why not return to CMI?,” said member Otto Sit. “We actually didn’t think we would get accepted last year initially so being accepted a second year is a great honor and we wouldn’t skip a beat to come back again.”

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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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Left to right:  Michelle Ingle, Abby Kurth, Dakota Mathew and Susan Twiehaus.

calendar icon11 May 2018    

Four Nebraska vocalists earn recognition at Hal Leonard North American Vocal Competition

Lincoln, Neb.--Four University of Nebraska–Lincoln vocalists earned recognition at the 8th annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition, announced May 10. All four vocalists competed in the College/University Musical Theatre Division.

Abby Kurth, a junior voice major in the Glenn Korff School of Music, is a North American honorable mention. Kurth will be performing this summer at the Ohio Light Opera at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

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The Chiara String Quartet

calendar icon11 May 2018    

Final concert for Chiara Quartet is May 12 in New York City

The Chiara String Quartet present their last concert in their final season as a full-time quartet this Saturday, May 12 at the Met Museum in New York City.

They will be joined at the 2 p.m. concert by Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano Paul Barnes to present the New York premiere of Philip Glass’s new piano quintet, “Annunciation.”

Their program also includes Nico Muhly’s string quartet, “Diacritical Marks,” which was written for the Quartet in 2010, and Beethoven’s poignant and haunting String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132.

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Alyssa Pracht and Louis Claussen

calendar icon03 May 2018    

Pracht, Claussen 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 in Westbrook Music Building on Thursday, April 26 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

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 2018-19 are – Undergraduate: Alyssa Pracht; Graduate: Louis Claussen.

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Left to right: Krista Benesch, Dean Chuck O’Connor, Emily Gauger and Haley Collins.

calendar icon02 May 2018    

Two projects take home undergraduate research awards

Lincoln, Neb.--Three students completing two projects won Hixson-Lied College awards presented in conjunction with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Spring Research Fair in April.

Krista Benesch, a sophomore music education major in the Glenn Korff School of Music from Kearney, Nebraska; and Haley Collins, a senior art major from Lincoln, and Emily Gauger, a senior design major in the School of Art, Art History & Design from Omaha, each won for their two projects in the Spring Research Fair Undergraduate Poster and Creative Exhibit Competition.

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Back row, left to right:  Todd Cuddy, Dave Hall, Richard Endacott, Drew Davis, Colleen Syron and Chuck O’Connor. Front row, left to right: Hye-Won Hwang, Brian Moore, Brenda Wristen, Tony Falcone and Jan Deaton. Not pictured: Rhonda Fuelberth.

calendar icon02 May 2018    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff Awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards were presented at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Honors Day celebration on April 22. These awards are made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

The following awards were presented:

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