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The Kennedy Center Activity Report

for

Nebraska


The following represent those individuals, their respective companies and cities of origin that
participate in the Kennedy Center and its activities and oversight.


BOARDS/LEADERSHIP

Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board
A partnership composed of the nation's most distinguished leaders who help to secure funding in support of The Kennedy Center's arts education programs.

2010 Mr. Gary M. Rodkin
CEO, ConAgra Foods
Omaha, NE

Vice Chairman
2009 Mr. Vinod Gupta
Director, infoGROUP, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Vice Chairman
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts
An advisory board comprised of arts advocates from America and overseas who support international programming at The Kennedy Center as well as provide a conduit for the international exchange of information about the arts.

2009 Mr. and Mrs. Vinod Gupta
Omaha, NE

Member
EDUCATION

Accessibility
This initiative ensures that all performances and events at The Kennedy Center are accessible to visitors and guests with disabilities and assists other organizations and individuals throughout the United States in establishing or improving access for people with disabilities to all aspects of the cultural arts.

2013 Lyndia Laird
PHD student Hixson lied fellow, university of nebraska lincoln
108 westbrook music building Lincoin NE O, NE
intersection arts and special education conference

Organization
2013 Fran Sillau
teaching artist, why arts inc
8941 Miami street #14 Omaha NE 68134, NE
intersection arts and special education conference

Organization
American College Theatre Festival
A national competition, awards program and theater education program for colleges and their students.

2009 Ashley Rae Kobza
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Kearney, NE

School
2009 Benjamin Graber
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE

School
2009 James Jelkin
University of Nebraska Kearney
Kearney, NE

School
2009 Adam Van Osdel
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE
KCACTF National Festival

School
2009 Amber Naylor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE
KCACTF National Festival

School
2007 Concordia University
Seward, NE

School
2007 Creighton University
Omaha, NE

School
2007 Doane College
Crete, NE

School
2007 Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE

School
2007 Central Community College
Columbus, NE

School
2007 University of Nebraska- Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

School
2007 University of Nebraska- Kearney
Kearney, NE

School
2007 University of Nebraska- Omaha
Omaha, NE

School
2007 Wayne State College
Wayne, NE

School
DeVos Institute of Arts Management Internship
College juniors, seniors and students who have not been out of school more than two years have the opportunity to intern in a specific department of The Kennedy Center.

2012 Joan Colette Halouska
Plattsmouth, NE
National Symphony-Education Intern

Student
2011 Matthew Boring
Lincoln, NE
Summer Intern

Student
2011 Eric Smith
Lincoln, NE
Fall Intern

Student
2009 Megan Manning
Omaha, NE
Fall Intern

Student
2009 Emily Bulling
Lincoln, NE
Fall Intern

Student
2004 Michelle Kiefel
Bellevue, NE

Participant
2003 Matthew Kawa
Omaha, NE

Participant
Events for Students
Live and satellite-based programs which are designed for high school and college-level students to participate in and develop a better understanding of the performing arts.

2003 Tom Albersten
The Community Discovered
Omaha, NE
Distance Learning

Organization
Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell
An intensive three-week summer program for intermediate to advanced students aged 14 to 18 which is directed by one of America's most recognized prmia ballerinas.

2011 Rachel Liu
Omaha, NE

Student
Jazz


2006 Jordan Elsberry
student, Univ of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE
Betty Carter Jazz Ahead

Participant
Jazz Ahead


2007 Pablo Masis
Omaha, NE

Participant
KCACTF Festival
A Web-based arts and education network that provides educators with resources for teaching in, through and about the arts: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

2006 Matthew Boring
Lincoln, NE
selected by competition in state

Artist
2006 Lauren Cook
Lincoln, NE
selected by competition in state

Artist
2006 Yvonne Lin
Lincoln, NE
selected by competition in state

Artist
2005 Alexander Lin
Lincoln, NE
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2004 Bryan Ewing
Bellevue, NE
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2004 Erica Overmyer
Omaha, NE
Selected by competition in state

Artist
Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
A network of state-based organizations that works to infuse the arts into the education system of their state.

2010
Nebraskans for the Arts
Omaha, NE

Organization
2010 Patterson Leeth
Administrative Director, Nebraskans for the Arts
Omaha, NE

Organization
2010 Patsy Koch Johns
Vice President of Education, Lincoln High School
Lincoln, NE

Organization
2010 Shari Hofshire
President, Director, UNO Center for Innovation in Art Education
Omaha, NE

Organization
2009 Lindsey Kennedy
Administrative Directoer, Nebraskans for the Arts/Nebraska Alliance for Arts Education
Omaha, NE
2009 Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network-Member

Participant
2009 Ms. Patsy Koch Johns
Vice President of Education, Nebraskans for the Arts/Nebraska Alliance for Arts Education
Lincoln, NE
2009 Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network-Member

Participant
2008 Lindsey Kennedy
Administrative Director, Nebraska Alliance for Arts Education
Omaha, NE

Participant
2008 Ms. Patsy Koch Johns
Vice President of Education, Nebraska Alliance for Arts Education
Omaha, NE

Participant
2007 Charles Henry Bethea
Chair, Nebraskans for the Arts/NAAE
Lincoln, NE

Organization
2007 Lindsey Kennedy
Administrative Director, Nebraskans for the Arts/NAAE
Omaha, NE

Organization
2003 Kearney Public Schools
Kearney, NE
Kearney Public Schools, in collaboration with the Nebraska Arts Council, is a national demonstration site community for the KCAAEN's "A Community Audit for Arts Education" initiative.

Organization
Millennium Stage
Free performances are presented every day at 6:00 p.m. in The Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer.

2012 Ann Chang
Lincoln, NE

Artist
2002 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

School
2001 Sibling Rivalry
Lincoln, NE

Artist
Partners in Education
The Performing Arts Centers and Schools is a program which works with cultural organizations and schools throughout the nation to expand their education programs with a primary focus on the education of teachers.

2010
Lied Center for the Performing Arts
, NE

Participant
2010
Umo" Ho" Nation School District
, NE

Participant
2010
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
, NE

Participant
2009
Lied Center for the Performing Arts
, NE
Partnership teams

Participant
2009
Umo Ho Nation School District
, NE
Partnership Teams

Participant
2009
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Partnership Teams

Participant
2007 Nancy Engen-Wedin
Lincoln, NE
Former Advisory Committee member; NE01 team member

Participant
2007 Lied Center for the Performing Arts, University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Team entered program in 2001; 75 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2002-2003. Leading State-based Initiative grant in 2004-2005. State-Based Initiative grant in 2005-2006. Professional Development grant in 2006-2007.

Participant
2007 Umo Ho Nation School District
Macy, NE
Team entered program in 2001; 75 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2002-2003. Leading State-based Initiative grant in 2004-2005. State-Based Initiative grant in 2005-2006. Professional Development grant in 2006-2007.

Participant
2007 University of Nebraska-Lied, College of Education and Human Sciences
Lincoln, NE
Team entered program in 2001; 75 teachers participated in 4 workshops in 2002-2003. Leading State-based Initiative grant in 2004-2005. State-Based Initiative grant in 2005-2006. Professional Development grant in 2006-2007.

Participant
Professional Development for Teachers
Since 1976 The Kennedy Center has developed and refined professional learning programs for teachers in partnership with area school systems. The program builds teachers' knowledge of the arts and develops their abilities for teaching in, through and about the arts. The program set out to examine how a sustained professional learning program in arts integration based on national, state, and local standards and best practices in professional learning could yield changes across an entire school in the way teachers teach and the way students learn. The program also set out to examine how collaborative professional learning models in arts integration would affect the school culture—moving teachers away from isolation and toward an interactive and supportive community of learners.

2010 Nancy Engen-Wedin
Education and Grant Programs Director, Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
2010 John Mangan
Music Teacher, Arts Coordinator, Omaha Nation School, Macy, NE
Walthill, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
2010 Joann Lewis
Elementary Teacher - 4th grade, Omaha Nation School, Macy, NE
Macy, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
2010 Angela Verzani-Dorcey
Elementary Art Teacher, Omaha Nation School, Macy, NE
Jackson, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
2010 Sandi Wachter
Elementary Teacher - 5th Grade, Omaha Nation Schoo, Macy, Nel
Wayne, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
2010 Veda Webster
Middle School Principal, Omaha Nation School, Macy, NE
Macy, NE
Changing Education through the Arts Conference

Participant
Summer Music Institute
A four-week festival of orchestral and chambermusic for young people ages 15 to 21 at The Kennedy Center. The Institute consists of orchestral and chamber music coached by NSO musicians, conducting and master classes, private lessons with NSO musicians and additional enrichment sessions.

2008 Qiudi Zhang
Omaha, NE
Selected by competition in state

Artist
2007 Qiudi Zhang
Omaha, NE
Selected by competition in state

Artist
Theater for Young Audiences
An initiative which creates, commissions, produces, presents and tours performances for young people and their families both locally and nationally.

2012
Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
Locomotion March 21

Organization
2009
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
The Phantom Tollbooth

Other
2007 Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE

Organization
2006 The Orpheum Theater
The Orpheum Theater
Omaha, NE

Participant
2002 Kevin Ehrhart
Director, Omaha Theatre for Young Audiences
Omaha, NE
New Visions/New Voices festival participant

Participant
2002 Brian Guehring
Playwright, Omaha Theatre for Young Audiences
Omaha, NE
New Visions/New Voices festival participant

Participant
2002 The Lied Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
Imagination Celebration on Tour: A Light in the Storm (Partners in Education)

Participant
2002 The Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
Imagination Celebration on Tour: Harlem (Partners in Education)

Participant