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NIU remembers Edna C. Williams

Edna C. Williams
Edna C. Williams, who taught voice in the NIU School of Music from 1965 to 1994, died New Year’s Eve in Chicago. She was 79. The internationally known soprano, who also was born in Chicago, continued to give private lessons after her retirement from NIU and also served as a piano accompanist for many musical artists…

Community School theater classes begin Jan. 12

Community School of the Arts
NIU’s Community School of the Arts will launch two theater classes for youth Saturday, Jan. 12. Back by popular demand is the Theatre Boot Camp, a feast of theater experiences for children ages 7 to 13. The class meets for three Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the NIU Music Building. Children stretch their imaginations…

Community School plans summer arts camps

Community School of the Arts
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Theatre Arts Camp Junior is scheduled July 7 to July 12. Thespians…

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