Dr. Andrew White
Nebraskats director, 308.865.8610
The Nebraskats, the University of Nebraska at Kearney show choir, will perform their home concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The Nebraskats performance, under the direction of Dr. Andrew White, UNK associate professor of music and performing arts, will feature medleys from Broadway musicals “Wicked” and “Next to Normal,” as well as selections from the movie “The Polar Express.” The performance is free and open to the public. The show choir just completed a concert tour to Albion, Aurora and Hastings.
The Nebraskats is comprised of 14 UNK student singers and a six-piece band. The group was founded in 1967 and is the longest running college-level show choir in Nebraska. Their repertoire includes a wide range of music ranging from jazz and musical theatre to rock, pop, oldies and contemporary. The group is choreographed by the students as well as by professional choreographers.
Nancy Curry, a professional pianist from Columbus, also performs with the group.
Members of the Nebraskats are selected through competitive auditions held in the spring. Members are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
Aurora – Whitney Bowman, secondary education major
Belgrade – Jami Scott, English education major
Burwell – Dillon Nelson, musical theatre major
Grand Island – Gustavo Rodriguez, guitar, music education major
Juniata – Addison Heeren, musical theatre major
Kearney – Tyler Allen, bass, music business major; Daniel Butler, guitar, music education major
Lincoln – Nate Rocke, theatre major
Mitchell – Matthew Powell, drums, music performance major
Omaha – Jared Flodman, music education major; Madison Hoge, musical theatre major; Elizabeth Liebermann, musical theatre major; Angela Wagman, music education major; Kaylie Wilson, musical theatre major
O’Neill – Jordan Peterson, musical theatre major
Papillion – Sara Ambrose, pre-dentistry major
Winside – Kyle Mundil, music performance major
Burlington – Codie Milford, musical theatre major
Detroit – Anthony Ford, saxophone, music business major