University of Nebraska–Lincoln Winter Festival
A comprehensive musical honors festival for winds and percussion.
January 24-26, 2020
APPLICATION PERIOD: September 3, 2019 through November 20, 2019
The Winter Festival is a unique concert band and chamber ensemble festival for high school students. 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES
The University is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to guests with disabilities. In order to ensure that appropriate arrangements can be made, guests with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations must contact the Band Office at 402-472-2505 at least three weeks prior to their scheduled arrival on campus. Westbrook Music Building is accessible to persons with disabilities.
NEW in 2019
We are including harp in the instruments that we are seeking for the 2019 Winter Festival. Please see the Winter Festival audition preparation page for details.
Housing is provided by the University at the Graduate Hotel (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 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 119 and 130 in Westbrook Music Building. Parents, teachers and friends are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee for this event.
Festival Finale Concert
The Festival Finale Concert is on Sunday, January 26 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 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Graduate Hotel (9th and O Street in Lincoln). 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 Friday, January 24 (morning only). The Glenn Korff School of Music has another audition day for brass, woodwinds and percussion in February.
The Winter Winds Faculty:
- Dr. Carolyn Barber, director of bands
- Dr. Scott Anderson, trombone
- Dr. John Bailey, flute
- Dr. Diane Barger, clarinet
- Professor Mary Bircher, harp
- Prof. Craig Fuller, euphonium and tuba
- Dr. Paul Haar, saxophone
- Dr. Dave Hall, percussion
- Dr. Alan Mattingly, horn
- Dr. William McMullen, oboe
- Dr. Darryl White, trumpet
Winter Festival Audition Preparation
Read the audition requirements and suggestions on the audition information page before choosing your audition music.
Winter Festival Application Form
The application form is active from September 3, 2019 through November 20, 2019. No late applications will be accepted. The application form is posted on Slide Room and a $5 application fee must be paid with a credit or debit card.