UNK students sweep collegiate piano competitions

Ayane Nakajima
Ayane Nakajima

 

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney piano students swept top honors at the Oct. 24-25 Nebraska Music Teachers Association State Conference in Wayne.

Ayane Nakajima, a junior piano performance major from Japan, won the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Piano Competition, Nebraska State Level

John Paul Lempke, a junior piano performance and music composition major from Wallace, won first place in the NMTA Collegiate Piano Performance category.

Nolan Pribnow, a junior piano performance and music education major from Lincoln, won second place in the NMTA Collegiate Piano Performance category.

All three UNK students are recipients of Lavern Clark Memorial Piano Scholarships. Lempke and Pribnow study under Valerie Cisler, while Nakajima is a student of Nathan Buckner.

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John Paul Lempke
John Paul Lempke
Nolan Pribnow
Nolan Pribnow

Source: Valerie Cisler, 308.865.8618, cislerv@unk.edu
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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