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Harold and Cecelia Kafer return to the NIU School of Music

The NIU School of Music is happy to welcome Harold and Cecelia Kafer back to for an afternoon of musical duets and solo pieces on Sunday, August 10, at 3 p.m. The Kafers will perform works by Bach, Joaquin Rodrigo, Schumann, Rossini, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Mascagni and Offenbach. The concert, located in the Music Building Recital Hall,…

Rich Holly receives grant from DeKalb County Community Foundation

Dean Rich Holly receives the grant check from Latricia Dawkins, board member of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, has received a $2,500 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the second consecutive year. The funds from the grant will help in the partnership created with Arts Midwest to bring the Arts Midwest World Fest to DeKalb County during the upcoming school year. Working with…

NIU remembers longtime band director Gordon Bird

Gordon Bird
Gordon Bird, professor of music and director of bands at NIU from 1960 until his retirement in 1983, died June 16 at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center. He was 99. Bird held a bachelor’s degree from Drake University, a master of music degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate of education from Columbia University Teachers…

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