The NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) is pleased to announce the schedule for fall recitals and concerts. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in December on the Recital Hall and Concert Hall stages in the Music Building. All CSA concerts and recitals are free and open to the public.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, showcase recitals will begin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Students who take private lessons on a variety of instruments will perform with an accompanist. Recitals will continue as piano students of Georgia Price perform at 3 p.m. and guitar students of Eric Schroeder play at 5 p.m. The CSA Steelband, directed by Yuko Asada, and the NIUkulele Ensemble, directed by Eric Schroeder, will perform at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
The harp and piano students of Jaina Krueger will perform on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 12:00 p.m. and the Suzuki cello students of Tom Cappaert will perform at 2 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
Suzuki piano students of Marilyn Montzka will perform at 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall on Monday, Dec. 5.
On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the CSA Symphonette performs at 6 p.m. in Boutell Concert Hall. This string ensemble features youth musicians ages 8 – 16 and is directed by Linc Smelser.
The CSA Guitar Ensemble directed by Quentin Dover performs in the NIU Music Building Room 241 at 8 p.m., on Thursday, Dec 8.
Then, on Saturday, Dec. 10, the cello students of Linc Smelser perform at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Suzuki violin students of Ann Montzka-Smelser and Laurie Rodriguez at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall.
And finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the CSA Sinfonia performs at 7:30 p.m. in Boutell Concert Hall. Linc Smelser directs the youth symphony, performing a challenging repertoire and featuring the most talented high school musicians in Northern Illinois.