Partnering with Lincoln-area schools and community organizations, the Lied Center works to support special projects that bridge Lied Center performances with Pre-K through 12th grade school improvement goals, student learning and teachers’ curriculum needs. Below is a program description for our immersion projects for all grade levels.


Sarah’s Kids

Ugly Duckling
This program targets Head Start students and their families enrolled in three area programs – The Children’s Place, Lincoln Public School’s EXCITE program, and Community Action Partnership Head Start program. Performing artists visit the schools involved, then the young people and their families attend the performance – for many it is their first time at the Lied Center! 


About Lied/Lincoln Partnership for Education

Shape of a Girl, Ugly Duckling, Locomotion and Ragamala’s Sacred Earth
Supported by Woods Charitable Fund, Lincoln Community Foundation and the Lincoln Arts Council, this program supports K-12 educational activities taking place in area schools, as well as teacher workshops and in-classroom residencies. 


About Time Warner Cable’s Science of Sound Program

FAB Four and Spring Break Camp
The Lied Center continues to partner with Lincoln Public Schools’ Community Learning Center programs to provide middle school students with an opportunity to participate in a Science of Sound spring break camp, featuring Kennedy Center teaching artist John Bertles. Supported by Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds program, students create instruments using their scientific knowledge, participate in a Science of Sound band, study Beatles’ music and perform for family members. All attend the FAB Four performance at the Lied Center, as a culminating event. 


Park Middle School Immersion Project

The partnership began as a Time Warner Cable and VIP partnership in 2001 and has continued to this day. 

The program is designed to meet curriculum goals of the school and the community involved. The Lied and its partners extend learning beyond "performance," into a meaningful and transformational experience for all students and teachers involved.

For more information contact Nancy Engen-Wedin by phone 402/472-4707 or by email