Released: April 27, 2009
Lincoln, Neb. - The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will celebrate Dr. Robert A. Fought, Associate Dean, on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after 35 years of service.
The celebration will take place on Thursday, April 30 from 3-5 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Temple Building at 12th and R sts. Please R.S.V.P. to Sara Simonsen at (402) 472-9339 if you plan to attend.
Appointed to the UNL music faculty in 1974, Fought was the Director of the Cornhusker Marching Band from 1975 to 1983. During that time the band frequently appeared at high school, college, and professional football games. He was Director of Bands at UNL from 1983 to 1992. Under his direction the Symphony Band earned state, regional, and national recognition with performances at professional meetings and conventions, including the College Band Directors National Convention and the Music Educators National Conference.
Fought was the Interim Director of the School of Music from 2000 to 2003. He served as Associate Director from 1994 to 2000. He has served as Associate Dean of the College since 1998, first on a part-time basis and then full time beginning in 2003.
Fought received his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He has appeared as guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and soloist in the central United States and Canada. And he is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. He also has received distinguished service awards from the Nebraska Music Educators Association and the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association. He is a Past-President of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association.