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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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A student rehearses for the performance. - Photo by Fred Schneider

calendar icon11 Apr 2013    

Annual Evenings of Dance performs this weekend

The annual Evenings of Dance will be performed on April 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theatre.

General admission tickets are $12, faculty/staff $10, student/senior $7 and will be available approximately one hour before the performance at the door.

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Tim WIlkins

calendar icon09 Apr 2013    

Wilkins wins Fulbright to teach English in Bulgaria

Tim Wilkins, a senior music major at UNL, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. The music composition major will be traveling to Bulgaria for an English teaching assistantship after he graduates this spring.

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(L-R) Richard Drews, tenor; Talea Schroeder Bloch, soprano; Adrienne Dickson, mezzo-soprano; and Charles Robert Austin, bass

calendar icon09 Apr 2013    

School of Music presents Verdi's Requiem

Around 350 members of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lied Center for Performing Arts in honor of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and are available from the Lied Center Box Office at (402) 472-4747 or (800) 432-3231.

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Skyros String Quartet - Photo by Andreas Xenopoulos

calendar icon08 Apr 2013    

School of Music musicians to perform in China

The University of Nebraska has announced that five student musicians from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts have been invited to perform next month in Xi'an, China, as a part of an official program of activities at the American Exchange Center on the Xi’an Jiaotong University campus. They also will perform at Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), UNL's partner university in Hangzhou.

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Hannah Husman rehearses in the Mable Lee Hall dance classroom.

calendar icon02 Apr 2013    

Husman splits time between dance and advertising

Hannah Husman, a senior from Omaha, decided she wanted to be a dance major while watching the Alvin Ailey Dance Company in the Spring of 2011.

Husman began her time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a print journalism major. This May she will be graduating with double majors in dance and advertising.

“I just couldn’t ever choose one over the other,” Husman said. “I figured I’m pretty used to having a busy schedule.”

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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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