The Lied Center for Performing Arts believes that the arts are for everyone, and Lied Learning Online is offering a new month of free online learning events bringing arts education into homes in Lincoln and beyond. All events are available on the Lied Center’s Facebook page and website.
Lunch & Learn: “You Gotta Get Up and Try: How We Beat Coronavirus Together,” Aug. 4, noon — This month’s episode of the Lied’s live video podcast series takes a dive into the world of music psychology. Lied Learning Online hosts will be joined by Glenn Korff School of Music faculty member Robert Woody and Russell Middle School music teacher Drew Firkins to talk about music psychology and how the key to beating isolation is just a song or two away.
Tiny Lieders: “Under the Deep Blue Sea: Yoga, Movement and Music,” Aug. 13, 4 p.m. — This series is specifically for the Lied’s youngest patrons, and this month participants are headed to the beach as one’s living room becomes the site of a deep-sea diving adventure. Ashley Laverty, artistic director for Kerfuffle theater company, will lead a 45-minute movement, music and yoga jam designed for children under age 5.
Master Classes at the Lied: Dialects, Aug. 15, noon to 1:30 p.m. — This Zoom master class for students ages 11-18 will be an introduction to learning accents, led by Lied Center teaching artist Sasha Dobson. Students will be introduced to the generalized sound of three dialects: British, New York and American Southern. No preparation is required — just a willingness to learn and try something new.
Huskers in the Spotlight: Harrison Henning Boe, Aug. 25, noon — Boe kicks off the Lied’s newest virtual concert series, featuring University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and alumni. He is a singer/songwriter and recording artist based out of Lincoln. He released his first, self-titled EP in 2019 and has followed up in 2020 with two singles, including his most recent, “Hollywood.” In addition to his solo performance career, he is a Lied Center Triple Threat Broadway Intensive alumnus and is pursuing a degree in vocal performance at Nebraska.