Alan Mattingly, professor of horn and assistant director, has been named the interim director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. Mattingly’s appointment begins May 23 and continues until a new director is appointed.
“I am pleased that Dr. Mattingly has accepted our invitation to be the interim director of the Glenn Korff School of Music,” said Christopher Marks, interim dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. “He has the vision and experience to build upon the successes of the faculty, staff and students in the Glenn Korff School of Music and lead the school during this time of transition.”
Mattingly looks forward to leading the Glenn Korff School of Music during this transition.
“I am proud and honored to be named the interim director of the Glenn Korff School of Music for the upcoming academic year,” Mattingly said. “Our school has long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community engagement, but there are particularly exciting things happening this year as we welcome new faculty, plan for the design and construction of a brand new facility, and prepare for a major renovation of Kimball Recital Hall. I look forward to being part of this continuing momentum and am grateful to the administration, faculty, staff and students for placing their trust in me to serve in this position. These are thrilling times, and we are excited to begin this journey of growth and engagement on the UNL’s historic campus.”
Mattingly has taught at the university since 2006. He has served as assistant director of the Glenn Korff School of Music since 2018. He teaches the applied horn studio, conducts the Husker Horn Choir and performs with the Moran Woodwind Quintet and Faculty Brass Quintet. He has traveled the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Russia, Australia and the Czech Republic as a performer and clinician, with major performances at conventions of the International Horn Society, International Trumpet Guild, International Brass Chamber Music Festival, Spoleto Festival, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. An advocate of new music, he has commissioned and premiered more than 20 new works for brass and woodwind quintets, horn solo and horn octet.
Mattingly currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Horn Competition of America, is founder and president of the International Horn Quartet Competition, and for many years, was the area representative coordinator for the International Horn Society. His students consistently perform well at horn competitions and auditions, and many have gone on to win orchestral posts and teaching positions at the public school and university levels.
Mattingly received his Doctor of Music and Master of Music in horn performance from the Florida State University and his Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the University of Alabama.
Mattingly replaces Sergio H. Ruiz, who stepped down as director and is returning to the faculty. Ruiz had served since 2017.
“I want to thank Dr. Ruiz for leading the Glenn Korff School of Music through historically challenging times,” Marks said. “He has hired excellent faculty, facilitated National Association of Schools of Music and National Association Schools of Dance reaccreditation processes, increased efforts and awareness in diversity and inclusion, and begun the design phases for a new music building and the renovation of Kimball Recital Hall. I appreciate his service as director and wish him well as he returns to our faculty.”
The Glenn Korff School of Music will begin searching for a permanent director this fall.