Music Department

Music professor John Spilker is the 2016-2017 Prouty Teaching Award winner.

Music Professor Receives Prouty Teaching Award

At the start of each semester, music and gender studies professor John Spilker invites his students to review and sign a contract titled, “Ground Rules for Class Discussion.”

In signing the contract, students agree to be open-minded during class discussions, learn to recognize and evaluate their own set opinions and then set them aside to promote open, academic dialogue.

Sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith will perform in Nebraska Wesleyan's opera, "Gallantry" on April 7 and April 9.  Arrowsmith is a biology and modern languages major who is planning a career in psychiatry. She found an unexpected passion for opera after taking a

Biology Major Finds Her Way to Opera Stage

“I gave it a shot my first semester here and I fell in love with it. I’ve been doing it ever since,” sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith said of her passion for opera.

Nebraska Wesleyan's Music Department performs a main-stage opera each year. This year's production will include two short operas, "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night" and "Gallantry."

NWU to Perform Operas "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night" and "Gallantry"

Stories of a jilted bride’s wedding night and a soap opera parody will be told on the O’Donnell Auditorium stage when Nebraska Wesleyan performs two operas, “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and “Gallantry.”

The operas will be performed Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Professors Kelly Clancy (left) and John Spilker (right) and student Flor de Maria Garcia-Garza (not pictured) were honors with this year's Advocate For Diversity Award.

Professors, Student Recognized for Diversity Advocacy

Two Nebraska Wesleyan professors and a student have been honored with the university’s Advocate for Diversity Award.

University Choir Plans Five-State Winter Tour

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s award-winning University Choir has announced a tour schedule that will take them to five states in January.

Trumpeter Bijon Watson with perform at NWU on September 25.

Trumpeter Extraordinaire Bijon Watson to Perform at NWU

Bijon Watson, the lead trumpet for the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, will perform at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Sunday, September 25.

Watson’s performance is part of the annual homecoming Pops Concert with Nebraska Wesleyan’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. The free concert begins at 5:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

An Incredible Gift: NWU Receives Norman Luboff Singers Collection

“Four hundred years of music all encapsulated in compositions and arrangements.”

Touch of Class Jazz Choir to Perform Spring Tour in Iowa

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Touch of Class Jazz Choir will make three performance stops during its spring tour to Iowa.

University Choir Plans Three-State Winter Tour

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s award-winning University Choir has announced a tour schedule that will take the ensemble to Colorado, New Mexico and across Nebraska in January.

Students Take Musical Talents to Premier Greek Festival

Four Nebraska Wesleyan University vocalists and their director will spend much of July in Greece to be part of a renouned cultural festival.

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