Community School of the Arts plans spring recitals, concerts

Photo of a French hornThe NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the schedule for spring recitals and concerts.

Solo and ensemble performances are featured in April and May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building.

All CSA concerts and recitals are free and open to the public.

Founded in 1988, the NIU Community School of the Arts brings many of the most talented teachers in the region together with children, teens, and adults at all levels of ability. Around 500 people from more than 50 different cities and towns in the region come to NIU each semester to pursue their study of the arts.

For more information on the CSA or any of the recitals and concerts, contact Josh Anderson at (815) 753-1450 or

Saturday, April 30

Close-up of a cello and bowSunday, May 1

  • The harp and piano students of Jaina Krueger perform at 1 p.m. and the Suzuki cello students of Tom Cappaert perform at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

Tuesday, May 3

  • The CSA Symphonette performs at 6 p.m. in Boutell Concert Hall. This string ensemble for youth players is directed by Linc Smelser.

Wednesday, May 4

  • The CSA Sinfonia performs at 7:30 p.m. in Boutell Concert Hall. Smelser directs this youth symphony, performing challenging repertoire and featuring the most talented young musicians in northern Illinois.
  • The CSA Guitar Ensemble directed by Quentin Dover performs in the Recital Hall at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Wednesday, May 11

  • The CSA Children’s Choir directed by Mary Lynn Doherty performs at 7 p.m. in NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

Saturday, May 14

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