Lied Center Piano Academy 2022

Lied Center Piano Academy 2022

LIED CENTER PIANO ACADEMY 2022

Lied Center Piano Circle, Lied staff and the Glenn Korff School of Music are excited to host the fourth annual Lied Center Piano Academy (LCPA), July 11-15, 2022

LCPA is designed for students entering grades 9 through their first year of college, fall 2022. The Academy Artist for 2022 is Jeannette Fang.

Tuition for The Academy is $315 per participant (includes all processing fees).  Need-based Scholarships for the tuition are available!

The Lied Center Piano Academy is supported by the Piano Circle and the Anabeth Hormel Cox Lied Center Performance Fund.

We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Paul Barnes as part of our LCPA leadership team as Artistic Director. Dr. Barnes is the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music and has been a part of the Academy since it’s inception. From Dr. Barnes:

The artistic collaboration that I have enjoyed with the Lied Center for Performing Arts has been a professional highlight of my 25 years at the Glenn Korff School of Music.Whether presenting a Philip Glass premiere or a CD release performance with Brooklyn Rider, the Lied Center has been at the leading edge of my musical world.It is with great joy that I accept the position of Artistic Director of the Lied Center Piano Academy.I have been passionately dedicated to inspiring young pianists in reaching their full human and musical potential and the LCPA fulfills that aspiration perfectly.My vision for the Academy includes creating an exhilarating and inspiring environment where high school pianists from all over the country can be challenged to explore every aspect of their musicianship.Using the world renowned faculty of the Glenn Korff School of Music, I want to inspire young pianists to think in very new ways about music that will make them a force for good in the world.Academy fellows will engage the rich tradition of piano music but also explore improvisation and the exciting world of contemporary piano music.I’m thrilled to put my creative, artistic, and pedagogical energy into the Lied Center Piano Academy and look forward to welcoming many young pianists to our campus this July.

HOW THE ACADEMY WILL BE STRUCTURED

To ensure a productive and positive experience, we will cap enrollment at 16 students. 

Classes take place daily from approximately 9:00am-5:30pm with plenty of breaks and fun evening excursions that are optional.  Some classes may be small groups and others all together.

All attendees and activity workers must comply with UNL’s Face Covering Policy.  At the Lied Center, we mirror the University's policy.

 

 

 

TUITION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition for the Piano Academy is $315 per participant (includes all processing fees). This tuition includes a $50 non refundable deposit that will be required after applicants are accepted into the Academy.

We will also be offering housing on UNL campus for an additional cost of approximately $205 (includes all processing fees). This cost includes staying in the dorms on campus as well as all meals.

A limited number of scholarships are available and can cover up to 100% of the cost of the tuition. Scholarships are need-based and should be requested at the time of application. 

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REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PIANO ACADEMY

Students will be expected to prepare for the Academy with the following:

- The student must prepare two pieces from different eras and in different styles 
- One piece shall be performance ready for final input from the instructor
- One piece shall have basic learning completed and be ready for “in-process” instruction
- The student will provide a clean score of each for instruction to be email to Lied staff to share with instructor 

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VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSION/APPLICATION

Applications are open now!

Every applicant is required to submit a video recording of you performing a selection from standard piano repertoire up to 3 minutes in length (smart-phone videos are acceptable). Applicants may attach a video file via Google Drive OR a link to a YouTube video. 

APPLICATION HERE

Application deadline is June 10, 2022 but DO NOT DELAY! PARTICIPATION FOR THE ACADEMY IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS! GET YOU APPLICATION ASAP TO ENSURE A SPOT IN THE ACADEMY!

If you have questions about The Lied Center Piano Academy, please contact Lied Education Outreach Coordinator, Sasha Dobson at sdobson3@unl.edu

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ACADEMY CURRICULUM

The Academy curriculum is tailored to serious intermediate to advanced students interested in gaining professional-level instruction and guidance to raise their performance level and understanding of piano music

  • Participants will have the opportunity to watch a live performance of the 2022 LCPA Academy Artist Jeannette Fang.
  • Academy participants are guaranteed 1-2 private lessons and playing in 2-3 masterclasses
  • Sessions include composition and improvisation, career development, performance practice, preparing for auditions, and other sessions specifically designed by academy faculty for this group of fellows.
  • LCPA will culminate with a virtual Closing Recital featuring Academy Fellows. The recital will take place on July 15 in the late afternoon.
     
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Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists

  • Paul Barnes
    LIED CENTER PIANO ACADEMY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND UNL GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC MARGUERITE SCRIBANTE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, PIANO AREA OF FOCUS: KEYBOARD
    Paul Barnes
    LIED CENTER PIANO ACADEMY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND UNL GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC MARGUERITE SCRIBANTE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC, PIANO AREA OF FOCUS: KEYBOARD
    Biography:

    Praised by the New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. He has been featured seven times on APM’s Performance Today, on the cover of Clavier Magazine, and his recordings are streamed worldwide.

    Celebrating his twenty-four-year collaboration with Philip Glass, Barnes commissioned and gave the world premiere of Glass’s Piano Quintet “Annunciation.” The work is Glass’s first piano quintet and first work based on Greek Orthodox chant. In a Journal Star interview, Glass stated: “You have a world-class pianist in Paul Barnes. He’s a pure piano virtuoso.” The Journal Star described the world premiere performance as “meditative… striking… touchingly played by Barnes and the Chiara Quartet, ‘Annunciation’ is a romantic, late-period Glass masterwork.” Fred Child, host of APR’s Performance Today was present for the premiere and wrote: “Pianist Paul Barnes put together and performed a thrilling evening of music!” Child’s interview with Barnes and Glass and the word premiere performance of the quintet was featured twice on Performance Today. The New York premiere took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where New York Classical Review called the quintet “a fascinating mosaic of Glass’s late style…with a warm inner expression that seemed to echo Brahms.” PBS NewsHour recently featured a Nebraska Educational Telecommunications video production highlighting Barnes’ creative collaboration with Glass and the new quintet. Barnes recording of the quintet with string quartet superstars Brooklyn Rider was released in October of 2019 to critical acclaim. French publication ResMusica wrote: "Paul Barnes, whose pianistic lines are always clear, is a marvel of diologue with Brooklyn Rider."

    Barnes’ twelfth CD New Generations: The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation has also received rave reviews. Gramophone Magazine wrote, “Pianists of Barnes’s great technique and musicality are a boon to new music.” And American Record Guide commented, “This disc provides further proof of Barnes’s ability to communicate new music with flair and passion.” Produced by Orange Mountain Music, the recording features a selection of Glass’s etudes juxtaposed with works by N. Lincoln Hanks, Lucas Floyd, Jason Bahr, Zack Stanton, Ivan Moody, and Jonah Gallagher. The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music. Barnes has performed the recital version of New Generations in Vienna, Seoul, Rome, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Interlochen, and most recently at the Music Teachers National Association Convention in Glass’s hometown of Baltimore. Barnes also commissioned and gave the world premiere of Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (After Lewis and Clark). The Omaha World Herald praised Barnes playing for his “driving intensity and exhilaration.” Nebraska Educational Telecommunications' production "The Lewis and Clark Concerto," a documentary/performance of the concerto featuring Barnes, won an Emmy for Best Performance Production. Additional performances included collaborations with conductor Marin Alsop at the prestigious Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra where the Seattle Times called Barnes' performance "an impressive feat." The world-premiere recording with the NWCO was released by Orange Mountain Music. Gramophone Magazine remarked that this recording is "certainly one of the most enjoyable recent releases of Glass's music...Paul Barnes is a shining soloist." Barnes recently gave the Chinese premiere of the concerto at the famous Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chengdu China as part of an inaugural American Music festival.

    Orange Mountain Music also released Barnes' recording of his transcriptions from the operas of Philip Glass, including both the Trilogy Sonata and the Orphée Suite for Piano. Gramophone Magazine observed, “Barnes offers a surprisingly expressive reading…. Atmosphere and rhythmic vitality are important, and these qualities Barnes has in abundance.” The American Record noted, "Barnes is an expressive pianist with a lovely tone and a flair for the dramatic." The Trilogy Sonata and the Orphée Suite for Piano are published by Chester Music of London and are available at sheetmusicplus.com. Barnes’ eleventh CD The American Virtuoso featuring the music of Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, and Joan Tower was released on Orange Mountain Music to much critical acclaim. The American Record Guide wrote, "Another fine release from the amazing pianist Paul Barnes...with a pianist like this, new American music is in good hands." Barnes also commissioned a new piano concerto Ancient Keys written by Victoria Bond based on a Greek Orthodox chant. The world-premiere recording of this concerto as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was released on Albany Records. Barnes also commissioned Victoria Bond to write a new piano work based on a Greek Orthodox crucifixion hymn. Simeron Kremate (Today is Suspended) was co-commissioned by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the SDG Music Foundation in Chicago. The world premiere of Bond’s new work was given at Kimball Recital Hall on March 3, 2019 with the Chicago premiere on March 10 at the beautiful Nichols Hall at the Music Institute of Chicago. Barnes is Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music. He teaches during the summer at the Vienna International Piano Academy and the Amalfi Coast Music Festival. In great demand as a pedagogue and clinician, Barnes has served as convention artist at several state MTNA conventions, most recently at Virginia in October of 2018, and was recently named ‘Teacher of the Year” by the Nebraska Music Teachers Association.

    Barnes latest recital A Bright Sadness: Piano music inspired by Greek, Latin, Hebrew, and Native American chant features a contemplative and cathartic program of piano works inspired by the mystical world of chant. Barnes, also a Greek Orthodox chanter, has collaborated most recently with Philip Glass and Victoria Bond to create piano works based on ancient byzantine and Jewish chant. Barnes has also been a passionate champion of the works of Liszt and performs Liszt’s late masterpiece, Via Crucis, the Way of the Cross exploring the painful but ultimately hopeful journey of Christ to the cross. The overall theme of “bright sadness” permeates the program as the tremendous depth and intensity of ancient chant is seen through the bright prism of hope and love. New chant-based works by Native flutist Ron Warren, David von Kampen, and Matthew Arndt are given their premiere performances. Barnes’ recordings are available on Spotify, Pandora, ITunes, Apple Music, YouTube, and Amazon.

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    Tom Larson
    UNL GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION, EMERGING MEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS AREA OF FOCUS: COMPOSITION, EMERGING MEDIA ARTS, JAZZ STUDIES
    Tom Larson
    UNL GLENN KORFF SCHOOL OF MUSIC ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION, EMERGING MEDIA AND DIGITAL ARTS AREA OF FOCUS: COMPOSITION, EMERGING MEDIA ARTS, JAZZ STUDIES
    Biography:

    Tom Larson is Assistant Professor of Composition (Emerging Media and Digital Arts) at the Glenn Korff School of Music. At the GKSoM, Tom has taught courses in Film Scoring, Digital Audio Recording and Production, Jazz History, Rock History, and Jazz Piano. His current course work includes teaching Film Scoring and Creative Sound Design, Digital Audio Recording/Production, and private Composition lessons. He also is a member of the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble, for which he serves as Music Director and Composer in Residence.

    Prior to becoming a faculty member at UNL, Tom was the co-owner of Studio Q Recording in Lincoln, where he produced music for TV and radio advertising, industrial videos, and documentary films. Among his credits are the scores for three documentaries for the PBS American Experience series (a production of WGBH-TV, Boston): In the White Man's ImageAround the World in 72 Days, and Monkey Trial (which won a 2002 Peabody Award). He also scored the documentaries Willa Cather: The Road is All for WNET-TV (New York), Ashes from the Dust for the PBS series NOVA, and the PBS specials Standing Bear's FootprintMost Honorable Son, and In Search of the Oregon Trail. Tom has written extensively for the Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, and the University of Illinois Asian Studies Department. His music has also been used on the CBS-TV series The District. His commercial credits include music written for Phoenix-based Music Oasis, LA-based Music Animals, Chicago-based Pfeifer Music Partners and General Learning Communications, and advertising agencies in Lincoln and Omaha.

    As a recording engineer, Tom has worked on numerous projects as tracking, mixing, and/or mastering engineer for artists such as Paul Barnes, Jackie Allen, Hans Sturm, François Rabbath, Diane Barger, Hannah Huston, Jandy Shin, The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, The Concordia String Trio, Brad Colerick, and others.

    Tom is also the author of three textbooks, The History and Tradition of Jazz (6th ed.), Modern Sounds: The Artistry of Contemporary Jazz (2nd ed.), and The History of Rock and Roll (6th ed.), all of which are published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing (Dubuque, IA). He has released two albums of original jazz compositions, Flashback (2003), and Focus (2019). He has studied jazz piano with Dean Earle, Fred Hersch, Bruce Barth, and Kenny Werner, jazz arranging with Herb Pomeroy, and music composition with Robert Beadell and Randall Snyder. In addition to performing with jazz ensembles throughout the Midwest and East Coast, he has performed with The Tokyo Brass Art Orchestra, Paul Shaffer, Victor Lewis, Dave Stryker, John Ellis, Jerry Bergonzi, Chris Potter, Alex Riel, Howard Levy, Jackie Allen, Bobby Shew, Claude Williams, Bo Diddley, the Omaha Symphony, the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra.

    A Lincoln native, Tom received a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is also an avid runner and completed the Boston Marathon in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

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  • Jeannette Fang
    Lied Center Piano Academy Guest Instructor
    Jeannette Fang
    Lied Center Piano Academy Guest Instructor
    Biography:

    JEANNETTE FANG is an imaginative and expressive pianist whose dynamic performances have attracted the attention of both professionals as well as the concert going public.  Since 2015, she has been the pianist of the acclaimed Garth Newel Piano Quartet, who perform over 50 concerts a year as artists in residence and artistic directors of the Garth Newel Music Center.

     

    She has been featured at such prestigious venues as Alice Tully Hall, John F. Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, Hill Auditorium, Peter J. Sharp Theater, Weill Recital Hall, and Steinway Hall, as well as appearing on stages in Europe, South America, and Asia.

     

    Jeannette has received the Gold Medal at the 2013 Seattle International Piano Competition, where she also received the President’s Award and Audience Favorite Prize.  She has earned top prizes in the Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition and the MTNA Young Artist National Competition.  She is the recipient of the Earl V. Moore Award and the Gottlieb Award, given by the University of Michigan, and the Elizabeth J. Parisot award from Yale School of Music, the winner of the Karlfried Nordman Scholarship Piano Competition at Juilliard, and was a National Presidential Scholar in the Arts in 2003.

     

    As an avid chamber musician Jeannette has collaborated with such acclaimed artists as the Parker Quartet, Roger Tapping, Aaron Berofsky, Peter Frankl, Bonnie Hampton, Juliette Kang, Tom Kraines, Aisslinn Nosky, and Tina Dahl, and been engaged by the Taos Music Festival, YellowBarn Festival, Bargemusic, and Le Poisson Rouge.

     

    Jeannette is passionate about new music. She was a founding member of the new music group Khemia Ensemble, and has worked with composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Sydney Hodkinson, Harold Meltzer, David Biedenbender, Andy Akiho, and Pascal LeBoeuf.

     

    Jeannette enjoys exploring many different interests, has published many articles on music, and currently hosts a podcast entitled So Many Wrong Notes. She received her DMA from University of Michigan, and holds degrees from Juilliard and Yale.  Her principal teachers have been Robert Mcdonald, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Julian Martin, Peter Frankl, and Logan Skelton. Along with her husband, actor Tracy Fisher, she co-founded the production company FFproductions (https://www.doublefproductions.com).

  • David von Kampen
    Award-winning composer, lecturer at Glenn Korff School of Music
    David von Kampen
    Award-winning composer, lecturer at Glenn Korff School of Music
    Biography:

    David von Kampen (b. 1986) is a composer based in Lincoln, Nebraska. David’s creative work spans a wide variety of genres and styles, including jazz, choral music, hymnody and liturgy, solo voice, chamber music, and musical theater. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas, and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska. He has studied composition with James Barnes, Dan Gailey, Forrest Pierce, Eric Richards, and Randall Snyder.

    David is a six-time Downbeat Award winner in graduate-level jazz writing categories, a finalist for the American Prize in composition, and was named the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year for his song cycle "Under the Silver and Home Again." He has been among ten winners of the ORTUS International New Music Competition, the recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer award, winner of the San Francisco Choral Artists New Voices Project, winner of the National Band Association’s Young Jazz Composers Competition, and received Honorable Mention in the New York Youth Symphony First Music Commissions. Puddin’ and the Grumble, David’s original musical with playwright Becky Boesen, was one of seven finalists for the Richard Rodgers award.

    David has over 80 choral and instrumental compositions and arrangements published with Walton Music, G. Schirmer, Hal Leonard, Santa Barbara, Concordia Publishing House, Pavane Publishing, UNC Jazz Press, Graphite Publishing, MusicSpoke, and others. His music has been performed by the KHORIKOS Vocal Ensemble, the Cambridge Chamber Singers, the L.A. Choral Lab, KC VITAs Chamber Choir, the Taiwan Youth Festival Chorus, San Francisco Choral Artists, the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, and by collegiate, all-state, high school, and church ensembles throughout the United States and internationally.

    David is a lecturer of music theory and literature at the University of Nebraska, where he directs the UNL Jazz Singers and Jazz Orchestra. He also teaches applied composition at Concordia University, Neb., and serves as Music Coordinator for Sanctuary Worship at Christ Lutheran Church in Lincoln. David is a member of ASCAP, the Jazz Education Network, and the American Choral Directors Association. He is active as a conductor and pianist, and as a clinician for vocal and instrumental ensembles. He lives in Lincoln with his wife Mollie and two daughters.

     

  • Madeline Rogers
    Teaching Artist
    Madeline Rogers
    Teaching Artist
    Biography:

    Originally from Eldorado, IL, Madeline Rogers earned a Masters in Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as a student of André Watts, and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska with Paul Barnes. Rogers is an accomplished solo and collaborative performer in the US and abroad. She is frequently requested to collaborate with other faculty and guest artists, most recently performing with vocalist Suna Gunther in a recital featuring all of UNL's vocal faculty. In 2019, Rogers collaborated with faculty from various campuses across Nebraska to present a program of music inspired by Shakespeare at Churchill College in Cambridge, UK. Other international performances include collaboration with Maestro Andrea Grassi in 2017, in lectures pertaining to his Henle Urtext edition of the clarinet music of Brahms. Rogers is an experienced instructor, having taught in both private studio and class piano settings since 2010. While pursuing her doctorate at UNL she served as studio assistant to Paul Barnes, teaching collegiate pianists and instructing applied lessons and piano literature classes. She currently serves as an Artist-Faculty member at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.

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