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UNL Chamber Singers

calendar icon19 Aug 2013    

UNL Chamber Singers travel to perform in the UK

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Singers group is currently in the UK to visit the country and to perform at many different venues. Check back here for updates and photos from the trip.

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Cornhusker Marching Band

calendar icon29 Jul 2013    

Cornhusker Marching Band warms up for season

The Cornhusker Marching Band returns to Memorial Stadium prior to the kickoff of the 2013 season with The Cornhusker Marching Band Exhibition on Friday, August 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Always a crowd-pleasing favorite, the exhibition will be a warm up for the season opening game against Wyoming. The band will perform its Pregame Spectacular along with a preview of the first halftime show and many other Husker favorites.

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calendar icon26 Jul 2013    

College presented coproduction of "Candide"

Once every four years, the School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film collaborate on a large-scale musical production sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. February 2013, we presented the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta.

“It was a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart,” said Alisa Belflower, who directed the production.

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Chamber Singers

calendar icon24 Jul 2013    

UNL Chamber Singers to perform in Oxford

The UNL Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at the Conference of the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD) in Oxford, U.K., in August and will be attending with support from the Hixson-Lied Endowment, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the School of Music.

The 25-member vocal ensemble provides a chamber vocal experience for singers and is under the direction of Associate Professor of Choral Music Therees Hibbard.

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Peter Eklund

calendar icon24 Jun 2013    

Eklund quarterfinalist for Grammy Teaching Award

Peter Eklund, Professor and Director of Choral Activities in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's School of Music, has been named one of 217 quarterfinalists for the Grammy® Foundation’s first-ever Music Educator Award.

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.

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Photo of the Escher String Quartet members

calendar icon30 May 2013    

Chamber Music Institute performances in June

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual Chamber Music Institute will take place June 9-16. Seven UNL faculty are joined this summer by four faculty guests - the Escher String Quartet.

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Photo of Frank Stroup playing trumpet

calendar icon10 May 2013    

Music junior Stroup loves to perform and innovate

Frank Stroup, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., was inspired by his first trumpet teacher to go into music education, but he wanted to be sure to continue performing at the same time.

“I love playing,” Stroup, a music education major, said. “If I had (a teacher’s) certificate and can perform, it will be such a strong musical career.”

One of Stroup’s current professors said he has been able to find a good balance between performing and understanding the ways of an educator.

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Lauren Albin practicing in the Westbrook Music Building

calendar icon08 May 2013    

Music student combines piano with pre-dentistry

Lauren Albin, a junior from Norfolk, Neb., began playing piano when she was in second grade. She admits that what kept her practicing was her mom.

“Piano is something that I did have a natural ability, but it wasn’t that I could play without practicing,” Albin said. “There is that natural ability to come with dedication.”

Albin, a double major in pre-dentistry and piano performance, said she chose her music major to help challenge her piano skills and continue on with her passion for music.

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(L-R) School of Music Director John Richmond, Nathaniel Sullivan and Friends of Opera's Don Burt.

calendar icon26 Apr 2013    

Sullivan named Presser Undergraduate Scholar

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music has announced that Nathaniel Sullivan, a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance senior from Bettendorf, Iowa, has been selected by the faculty as the Presser Undergraduate Scholar for 2013. The announcement was made in the School of Music’s Convocation on April 25.

The award comes from the Presser Foundation in Haverford, Penn. The Foundation specifies that the award be given to an outstanding music major and is intended to be a prestigious award recognizing excellence.

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Nick May

calendar icon23 Apr 2013    

Preparation and balance propels saxophonist

Nick May, a freshman from Lincoln, started playing the saxophone for two reasons: Lisa from “The Simpsons,” one of May’s favorite TV shows, played the saxophone, and he could play it himself.

“I also wanted to do French horn and trumpet, but I couldn’t buzz,” May said. “(Playing the saxophone) was easy; I could be loud and makes squeaks. I’m happy.”

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