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Tom Larson

calendar icon30 Jun 2017    

Larson’s Our Fathers to have World Premiere at Meadowlark Music Festival

Difficult times can create a bonding experience. It’s not that Tom Larson, Hans Strum and Chris Varga didn’t already have a strong friendship but the death of all of their fathers within a six-month period in 2013-14 solidified it.

And out of that time period came, Our Fathers, a piece by Larson, which was commissioned by the Meadowlark Music Festival. It will have its world premiere on Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus as part of the festival. Tickets are available.

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Michael Veak

calendar icon16 Jun 2017    

Long-time Voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael Veak, passes away

A long-time voice of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Michael Veak, passed away on June 15. His last season as the voice of the Pride of All Nebraska was 2002.

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Elevator Music

calendar icon10 Jun 2017    By Brian G. Reetz

Connection to the Chiaras brings Elevator Music to CMI

Somehow Idaho brought Washington and Nebraska together.

That might sound like a riddle but it’s really not. When the chamber group, Elevator Music, was taking a chamber music workshop at the University of Idaho in January, the Chiara String Quartet was the guest ensemble. The group from Washington State University had a master class with Greg Beaver, the Chiara's cellist, and afterwards he invited them to apply to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Music Institute.

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Rebecca Fischer (fourth from left) and Anthony Hawley (fifth from left) with their workshop participants at the Hirare International Arts Festival.

calendar icon24 May 2017    

Fischer, Hawley perform in Zimbabwe for arts festival

Lincoln, Neb.--Research Associate Professor of Violin Rebecca Fischer and her husband, Anthony Hawley, a Lecturer in the School of Art, Art History & Design, performed and participated in the Hirare International Arts Festival (HIFA) in Zimbabwe, Africa, in May.

Fischer and Hawley received a grant from the Hixson-Lied Endowment to fund their travel to HIFA.

“It made it possible for us to do it,” Fischer said.

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Emily J. Triebold

calendar icon11 May 2017    

Korff School's Triebold wins international competition

Lincoln, Neb.--Mezzo-Soprano Emily J. Triebold, who received her Master of Music degree in May from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music, received first prize in Brahms Performance from the Great Composers Competition.

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Left to right:  Dean Chuck O'Connor, Aaron Sutherlen, Karen Kunc, Matthew Sontheimer, Philip Sapirstein, Michael Cotton, Michael Hoff, Margaret Bohls and Andrea Maack. Photo by Greg Nathan.

calendar icon10 May 2017    

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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Dean Charles O'Connor presents awards to Emily Tran (left) and Taylor Mead.

calendar icon10 May 2017    

Undergraduate research awards presented

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Endowed Dean Charles O'Connor presented two students with the first college awards presented in conjunction with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Spring Research Fair.

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Emily and Rachel Hoffman Jacob and Meghan Coughlin

calendar icon02 May 2017    

Connections, history will help lead this year’s drum majors success for the CMB

There is only so much one can do to prepare to be a drum major in the Cornhusker Marching Band on game day. The situation and atmosphere in Memorial Stadium, at a road game or at a bowl game is constantly in a state of flux but this fall’s drum majors do have some family connections and history to lean on when there are quick changes to be made.

 

For one, Meghan Coughlin, who was a CMB drum major last season, and Jacob Coughlin are brother and sister. They are believed to be the first brother-sister drum majors serving at the same time in CMB history.

 

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Kennedy Rolfes Andrew Janak

calendar icon28 Apr 2017    

Janak, Rolfes 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 27 on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

 

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Cambria Butcher

calendar icon28 Apr 2017    

Cambria Butcher named winner of Presser Scholarship at Nebraska’s Glenn Korff School of Music

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

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