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Matt Hill named 2019 Teaching Excellence Award winner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2019 Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429 Peru, Nebraska – Dr. Matt Hill was named Peru State College’s 2019 Teaching Excellence Award winner. Hill was honored during the College’s commencement on May 4. Dan Hanson, president of Peru State College, presented the award to Hill stating, “He […]

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Peru State hosts choral invitational in newly remodeled Performing Arts Center.

Peru, Nebraska – Choirs from Auburn, Fremont and Nebraska City visited the Peru State College campus to participate in a Choral Invitational. The Invitational took advantage of the Performing Arts Center’s newly remodeled space and culminated in six choirs performing on the historic stage that evening. Dr. Matt Hill, associate profess of music and director […]

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Core Ensemble performs chamber music theatre work celebrating Harlem Renaissance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 8:00 a.m. CDT Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429 Peru, Nebraska – On Monday, February 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. the Core Ensemble will perform the chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance at the newly remodeled Peru State College Performing […]

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Matt Hill named Choral Director of the Year

Lincoln, Nebraska – Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities, Matt Hill, was renamed the Nebraska Choral Director’s Association Director of the Year. Hill received the award during the annual Nebraska Music Educators Conference. Hill writes, “I was honored to have been named Choral Director of the Year. I am grateful to do […]

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Thirty-five choirs compete in Peru State College’s show choir competition

Peru, Nebraska – Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, thirty-five choirs competed in Peru State College’s annual show choir competition in the Al Wheeler Athletic Center. “I cannot believe, and am overwhelmed with gratitude, that we had 35 choirs,” Peru State’s associate professor of music, Dr. Jacob Barlett, said to the competing schools after awards were […]

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September and October music events announced

Peru, Nebraska – Once more, the fall semester is looking to be packed with musical events intended to entertain Peru State College and its surrounding community, while simultaneously displaying the undeniable talents of its students. This year, however, will be extra special, as it will include the grand opening of the College’s new Performing Arts […]

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Peru State’s show choir, Prestige, to present 2018 Spring Showcase

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College’s show choir, Prestige, will perform their 3rd Annual Spring Showcase on Friday, April 6, 2018.  The 7 p.m. in the PSC Student Center is free and open to the public. The group will perform an eclectic mix of jazz, a cappella, barbershop, doo-wop and pop tunes. Under the direction […]

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Phillip Zach recital on Peru State campus rescheduled

Peru, Nebraska – After a February 22 snow day, the recital by Philip D. Zach has been rescheduled for March 22.  The Peru State College Music Program will present the 11:00 a.m. recital in the Jindra Fine Arts’ Black Box Theatre. The piano recital will feature modern classical composers Philip Glass, Nils Frahm, and original […]

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