Camps & Workshops

Here you can find a list of UNK Music workshops and camps. To view more information about a specific camp, simply click on it.

Festival Orchestra

Tuesday, January16, 2018
9:00am - 7:00pm
UNK Fine Arts Building

We are looking forward to hosting the annual UNK Festival Orchestra Day on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (9am-7pm) – an event that is devoted to orchestral performance and is open to string students, Grades 9-12. 

Festival Orchestra Faculty

For Student Participants

During the event, the participants will have opportunities to work with the Festival Orchestra Conductor in orchestra rehearsals, improve technical skills with UNK string faculty, and perform in the evening concert in the UNK Fine Arts Recital Hall.

For Orchestra Directors and String Teachers

An educator’s workshop with the Festival Orchestra Conductor (free for teachers). David Barg will share his rehearsal strategies and pedagogical approaches in an ensemble setting in the workshop.

Event Schedule

9:00am Registration/Check-In
9:15am - 9:30am   Welcome to Directors and Participants
9:30am - 10:30am Festival Orchestra Rehearsal #1
10:30am - 11am Sectionals
11am - 12:00pm FO Rehearsal #2
12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm - 2:15pm FO Rehearsal #3
2:20pm - 3:00pm Sectionals & Conductor's Workshop
3:15pm - 4:15pm Rehearsal #4
4:15pm - 5:30pm   Dinner
6:00pm Concert


Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

All application materials (application form, video or audio recording, participation fee of $15) must be received by December 1.

1) Application Form: Click here to access Application Form online

2) Participation Fee ($15): Click here to pay online

*If you wish to pay by check, please make checks payable to “UNK” (list the event in the memo)

 and mail to:     

                        UNK Music Department

                        Attn: Tinglan Chen

                        2506 12th Ave

                        Kearney, NE 68849

3) Video/Audio Recording: Students who auditioned for their respective All-State Orchestra may submit  

those recordings. All others should play an excerpt (2-3 minutes) that reflect the technical level of 

the student.

  1. Submit video or audio file (or link) via email: Please email the material to -

  2. Submit CD or DVD: Please mail to:

                        UNK Music Department

                        Attn: Tinglan Chen

                        2506 12th Ave

                        Kearney, NE 68849


Schools and parents that need UNK parking permits for the event, please click here to apply.

A digital permit will be emailed to you for you to print and place on the dash of your vehicle upon your arrival to UNK.

**Students not attending with their school need to have a guardian with them.

Honor Band and Choral Clinic

Monday, January 22, 2018
UNK Fine Arts Building and Health & Sports Complex

Directors, thank you for submitting auditions in consideration for the 2018 Honor Band and Choral Clinic. 

The band audition results and part assignments are listed below:

2018 Honor Band

2018 Festival Band


Choir Audition Results:

Honor Choir

Festival Choir

Women's Choir


Informational Links:

Final Information Page

Clinic Schedule


If you have any questions about the Honor Band and Choral Clinic, please contact:

Dr. Brian Alber

Clarinet / Flute Day

Saturday, April 14, 2017
9:00am- 4:00pm
UNK Fine Arts Building

More Information coming soon!

It is a pleasure to announce this unique musical opportunity to young clarinetists, flutists, and their teachers! You will not want to miss this very special event! 2017 UNK Clarinet/Flute Day is an afternoon filled with playing, learning, and performances.

2017 UNK Clarinet/Flute Day is open to all high school and junior high flute or clarinet players and their teachers. There will be opportunities to meet other students from around Nebraska. I hope that many students will take advantage of this unique opportunity! Mark your calendar now and get ready for a fun and exciting experience!

There is no charge for the event. To register, simply complete the REGISTRATION FORM and drop it in the US mail to: David Nabb, 2506 12th Ave, Kearney, Nebraska 68849, FAX to (308) 865-8806, or scan and email to Please assist us by submitting registration by Monday, March 26. Your registration will assure everyone that this event will run smoothly! Pre-registered students will receive final information the week prior to the workshop. If you have questions, contact Dr. David Nabb at (308) 865-8606 or email him at or Franziska Brech at