LMTA Presents “Taking Flight” - LMTA Extravaganza

Post date: Jan 5, 2014 5:31:32 AM


“Taking Flight” - LMTA Extravaganza

3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2014

Piano and string teachers from the Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) will present students in their major event of the year on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the O’Donnell Auditorium at the Vance D. Rogers Center for Fine Arts on the Nebraska Wesleyan University campus. Del Whitman, Lincoln East High School Music Department Chair and string teacher at Lincoln East High School and at Lux Middle School, will conduct. Joe Skare will deliver a narration written by Chad Houk and Amy Flamminio.

Thirteen separate groups of students and teachers will play duets simultaneously on fifteen digital keyboards provided by Dietze Music House. String students will also participate. Each group will wear a different colored t-shirt bearing a logo with the event’s theme. A power point program will illustrate each duet played using wildlife photographs donated by Steve Zechmann of Lincoln and Joe Wicks of Grand Island. The finale will be a commissioned piece by Carol Klose of Hal Leonard Publishing entitled the Great Winged Migration during which a video provided by the Crane Trust will be shown.

This event is sponsored in part by the Nebraska Wesleyan University Department of Music and Dietze Music House. The public is invited. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5.00 for adult and $3.00 for ages 16 and under.