2015 Winter Festival for Winds and PercussionThe Winter Festival is a unique concert band and chamber ensemble festival for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. The festival is designed to give participants an outstanding and comprehensive playing experience. Festival participants are chosen through a recorded audition process. Students attending the festival are involved in three different ensembles: an honor band; a chamber ensemble coached by one of the Glenn Korff School of Music's talented applied wind and percussion faculty; and a large symphonic band that combines the festival honor band with the University Wind Ensemble. Students also participate in a masterclass with the applied wind and percussion faculty.
If you have questions after reading this information thoroughly, please email the Band Office or call 402/472-2505.
FESTIVAL DATES: January 23 – 25, 2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 21, 2014
Housing is provided by the University at the Holiday Inn Downtown (9th and O Street in Lincoln) to those students that request it on the application form. Glenn Korff School of Music students will serve as chaperons. The Saturday evening meal will be provided. All other meals are the responsibility of the participants. Many fast food and other restaurants are within easy walking distance of the campus. Students may commute from home to the Glenn Korff School of Music if they wish.
There is a $5 submission fee for the on-line application process. All festival participants will be charged a $25 registration fee payable after the audition results are announced.
Chamber Ensemble Performance Workshop
The Chamber Ensemble Performance Workshop will feature all festival participants working with their chamber ensemble coach in a workshop setting. It is scheduled for Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 119 and 130 in Westbrook Music Buildingl. Parents, teachers and friends are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee for this event.
Festival Finale Concert
The Festival Finale Concert is Sunday, January 25 at 3:00 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall. The concert features the Honor Band, the University Wind Ensemble and the Festival Symphonic Band. Parents, teachers and friends are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee for the finale concert.
A dinner is scheduled for Saturday, January 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the festival hotel. Festival participants are required to attend at no charge. Band directors of participants may also attend the banquet if they desire. Parents of festival participants may attend for a nominal fee (to be determined).
A reception for festival participants, teachers and families will be held in Westbrook Music Building following the chamber workshop on Saturday evening.
Glenn Korff School of Music Audition Dates
Senior students planning to major or minor in music at the University are strongly encouraged to schedule an audition for admission and scholarship awards on January 23, 2015 (morning only). Registration for admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music is available online. The Glenn Korff School of Music will have another audition weekend scheduled in February, 2015.
The Winter Winds Faculty:
- Dr. Carolyn Barber, director of bands
- Dr. Scott Anderson, trombone
- Dr. John Bailey, flute
- Dr. Diane Barger, clarinet
- Prof. Craig Fuller, euphonium and tuba
- Dr. Paul Haar, saxophone
- Dr. Dave Hall, percussion
- Dr. Alan Mattingly, horn
- Dr. Jeffrey McCray, bassoon
- Dr. William McMullen, oboe
- Dr. Darryl White, trumpet
- Add your name to the band program's mailing list..
- Senior students: Are you interested in majoring or minoring in music? If so, check out the audition requirements for the Glenn Korff School of Music.
Read the audition requirements and suggestions on the audition information page before choosing your audition music.
Read the instructions first. The application form is active from September 19, 2014 through November 21, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.