Richmond farewell reception is June 29

Richmond farewell reception is June 29

John W. Richmond
John W. Richmond

A farewell reception for John W. Richmond, director of the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is 4 to 6 p.m. June 29 at Sheldon Museum of Art.

The event is free and open to the public. Individuals can send RSVPs to Rachel Danay at rachel.danay@unl.edu or 402-472-9354 by June 24.

Richmond has been named dean of the University of North Texas's College of Music. He begins the new post on Aug. 1.

“The Glenn Korff School of Music is a better school because John Richmond was here,” said Charles O’Connor, dean of UNL's Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. “Through his leadership the school has reached new levels of national excellence. We cannot thank him enough for all he has given us, and we wish him well in the next chapter of his career.”

A national search to replace Richmond will begin in the fall. An interim director has yet to be named.