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Heidelberg lands NEA grant for New Music Live series

Jun 21, 2017

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is the recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant in support of the long-standing New Music Live series. The School of Music & Theatre will receive $15,000 from the NEA as part of $82 million in funding announced by NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Heidelberg’s grant is part of NEA’s Art Works program, and is one of 1,029 awards in the organization’s second round of funding in fiscal year 2017.

HU Symphonic Band to dedicate concert to injured student

Apr 24, 2017

Heidelberg University’s Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jonathan Waters, will dedicate its spring concert on Saturday, April 29, to band member Bernadette Wolfe, a freshman music major from Bellevue who was injured in an auto accident April 18.

“It’s times like this when our community comes together, our friends come together and the band family comes together,” Waters said. Wolfe plays oboe in the Symphonic Band and performs with Heidelberg’s Marching band, which Waters also directs.

The theme of the spring concert is “I Lift My Eyes.”

Student playwrights tackle real-life issues

Apr 24, 2017

Sometimes, personal experiences make the most relevant and interesting plot lines for the stage.

Senior Kyrsten Lilly wanted to try something non-traditional for her Honors capstone project. So rather than research, she selected to write a play.

Heidelberg to stage docudrama The Laramie Project

Jan 23, 2017

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre will present “The Laramie Project” Feb. 2-5, featuring a cast of 22 student actors performing more than 60 roles.

Countdown to Commencement: Melissa Tippin

May 9, 2016

Melissa Tippin captivated her voice professor, Dr. Carol Dusdieker, from day one. For the past four years, the bond between professor and student has deepened.

She captured me that first week of her freshman year when she auditioned for The Drowsy Chaperone,” Carol says. “Her energy is absolutely contagious.

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