College of Visual and Performing Arts

School of Music celebrates new grand piano

The NIU School of Music is now the proud owner of a remarkable Italian Fazioli F278 9-foot grand piano, thanks to a $100,000 grant check received today from the Dr. Agnes Varis Trust. NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Richard Holly authored the grant at the urging of NIU alumnus and valued patron Jeffrey…

NIU Jazz Ensemble to perform April 11

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The legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Board of Trustees Professor Ronald Carter, will perform its Spring Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The concert, which takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978, Jones began playing…

Third Onion to stage five plays in four weeks

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The Third Onion – the student-run production scheme of the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance – has announced an ambitious schedule of plays to be performed over a four-week period beginning the first week of April. Students will present four original plays and another by playwright James McLure in NIU’s Stevens Building Corner Theatre…

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