Dr. Janette Harriott
The University of Nebraska at Kearney Department of Music and Performing Arts will host a public open house from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The music department will showcase groups and individuals in performances, host visitors with a reception and, to conclude the event, a music scholarship quiz bowl. Display tables will be set up highlighting the various departmental activities, organizations and ensembles. The open house events and reception are free and open to the public.
UNK’s show choir, The Nebraskats, will open the afternoon events with a 1 p.m. concert. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., there will be a series of presentations including a brass quintet, a classical guitarist, several vocal ensembles and a flute trio. At. 3 p.m., the UNK Symphonic Band will present a special concert titled Music of the World. The concert will feature unique compositions and sonorities, according to Dr. Neal Schnoor, ensemble director.
“Each composition on the program represents a unique musical genre, harmonies and melodic materials representative of different world music traditions,” Dr. Schnoor said. “While audience members will be exposed to diverse musical selections, they will also find the music on the program to be highly melodic, interesting and most enjoyable.”
The quiz bowl competition, the final event of the afternoon, will begin at 4 p.m. as music students team up to win scholarship money to attend UNK.
“The day is set aside for people to come to the campus, visit the music department, and enjoy fine music and treats,” said Dr. Jan Harriott, assistant professor. “It is a day to get to know the music faculty and students, and have fun with music. We look forward to meeting and visiting with everyone.”
UNK’s collegiate chapter of MENC, the national association for music education, is organizing and hosting the event.