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Luke Thallas

calendar icon26 Mar 2013    

Thallas wins Nebraska Jazz Orchestra competition

Lincoln, Neb. - Luke Thallas, a sophomore tenor trombonist from Council Bluffs, Iowa, majoring in music education, has won the 2013 Nebraska Jazz Orchestra Young Jazz Artist Competition. He will perform with the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St. in Lincoln.

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Photo of the UNL Jazz Orchestra

calendar icon07 Mar 2013    

UNL Jazz given outstanding honors at festival

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jazz Orchestra and Graduate Jazztet picked up Outstanding Ensemble honors at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival Feb. 21-24 at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.

One of the oldest college jazz festivals in the U.S., Elmhurst's annual celebration brings together the top names in the industry and the leading college bands from around the nation.

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(L-R) Gregory Beaver, Hyeyung Julie Yoon, Jonah Sirota, and Rebecca Fischer - Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

calendar icon06 Mar 2013    

Chiara presents season's final Hixson-Lied concert

The Chiara String Quartet presents their final concert of the 2012-2013 Hixson-Lied Concert Series on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets on the UNL city campus.

They will be joined by Professor of Piano Mark Clinton and Assistant Professor of Bassoon Jeffrey McCray.

Tickets are $20 general, $10 seniors and $5 students and are available at the Lied Center Box Office, (402) 472-4747 or at the door.

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"Candide (Adam Fieldson), Dr. Pangloss (Sam Hartley), Maximilian (Nolan Henkle) and Cunegonde (Kendall Reimer) — students gathered around the globe with their teacher.

calendar icon08 Feb 2013    

New libretto of "Candide" given regional premiere

The UNL School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film present the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of "Candide," Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta. Performances are February 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and February 24 at 3:00 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and Q streets.

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Composer and lyricist team Chad Beguelin (left) and Matthew Sklar

calendar icon24 Jan 2013    

New Musical Theatre Festival to be held at Lied Center

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced a musical theatre festival to seek out new musical theatre works from across the United States with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions. Directed by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, this festival will bring some of the finest emerging musical theatre writers to the Lied Center next fall.

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Hattie Bestul

calendar icon18 Jan 2013    

Freshman clarinetist wins division MTNA competition

Hattie Bestul, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln freshman Bachelor of Music major from Middleton, Wis., is the Division Winner in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds) in Lawrence, Ks.. She will travel to Anaheim, Calif., in March to compete as a National Finalist in the MTNA Senior Performance Competition (Woodwinds).

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Stanley Kleppinger

calendar icon14 Jan 2013    

Kleppinger elected to Society for Music Theory office

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Music Theory Stanley Kleppinger was recently elected to a four-year term as secretary of the Society for Music Theory after being nominated by its Executive Board.

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image of piano keys

calendar icon10 Jan 2013    

Now enrolling adult students for piano class

To all the adults out there who have always wanted to play the piano, UNL professor Brenda Wristen has something to say: It’s never too late to learn.

With people living longer and having more leisure time, Wristen sees adults as good candidates to learn to play the piano. This class offers the opportunity to learn how to play the piano in a fun, low-key environment.

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Christopher Marks

calendar icon10 Jan 2013    

Marks to present Bach works on five keyboards

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Organ Christopher Marks will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on five different keyboard instruments during his faculty recital on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 3 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Kayla Wilkens

calendar icon08 Jan 2013    

SOM student finalist at National Opera competition

University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music graduate student Kayla Wilkens finished as one of eight finalists in the National Opera Association’s 2013 Vocal Competition in the scholarship division. The finals were conducted Jan. 5, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

“I was very pleased and honored to be chosen as a national finalist—only a handful of applicants are chosen to proceed to the final stage of the competition,” Wilkens said.

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