Schwoboes 2019
IDRS Conference 2016
22549751_10156739380093712_4159750254594
60527008_10158430193803712_2990901150603
UNOmaha School of Music
Schwoboes 2019
2019 Schwoboes
2019 Schwoboes
Alvarez

UPCOMING
EVENTS

Wind Ensemble 111221.jpg
Phil 111521.jpg

Of Interest

'Nature never intended the fair sex to become players of wind instruments...'

Oboists Rebecca Henderson and Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz with bassoonists Kristin Wolfe Jensen and Rebekah Heller perform "of Nature" by Nancy Galbraith, narrated by Rose Taylor and illustrated by Katia Osorio. Henderson and Jensen commissioned the piece in 2003 and recorded it that year when Heller and Tomkiewicz were graduate students. The piece is satirical, looking back on attitudes towards female musicians in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "Nature never intended the fair sex to become players of wind instruments...they lack the lip and lung power to hold notes which deficiency makes them always play out of tune", wrote conductor Gustave Kirker, ca. 1900. Journalist George Putnam Upton wrote in 1890, "Woman, lovely woman, is always to be admired, except when she is playing in an orchestra..."

Please reload

"A conservatory-like atmosphere within a public university, the Schwob School of Music offers students an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment in which to hone their musicianship and teaching skills. "

DR. TOMKIEWICZ  |  PROFESSOR OF OBOE