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For School of Music professor David Maki, it’s all about NIU students. “My favorite memories at NIU continue to be centered on watching students succeed on multiple levels,” shares Maki. “Everything from watching a struggling student finally master a concept, to hearing our students performing at a high level, to seeing our students begin and...
The final lecture of this year’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History Lecture Series features Freida High Wsikhongo Tesfagiorgis’ talk: A Sankofa Moment in 2019: The Impact of The Black Arts Movement On Diversity in Art History and Museums in the New Millennium, Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in room 103 of Jack Arends...
Laura Fenwick is a 2012 graduate of NIU. She founded Fenwick Photo Arts in Nashville, Tenn. in 2013, “on the belief that art is the universal language of understanding, storytelling, mystery, and love. And, that each of those elements is paramount to a good day. Today, the company specializes in art partnerships, extended travel series, and building...
Sinclair Bell, associate professor of art history in the School of Art and Design is featured as the lead presenter in the upcoming Smithsonian Channel program, “Rome’s Chariot Superstar” which premieres on the network Sunday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Bell is a classical archaeologist and art historian who teaches courses in Greek, Etruscan, Roman,...
The third annual NIU Arts Convocation showcased student talent in three schools and two locations all in one night.  The event, designed as a way to expose students and community members to the great work and talent of students in the Schools of Art and Design, Music and Theatre and Dance, started in the Music...
NIU’s Jui-Ching Wang, ’97, and the value of children’s singing games. A series of coincidences led NIU Associate Professor of Music Jui-Ching Wang to Indonesia to witness firsthand the value of traditional children’s singing games. At the beginning of her tenure in NIU’s School of Music, Wang found herself directing the school’s Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble....
The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU presents, The Revolutionists, with performances nightly through Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 in the O’Connell Theatre.  Tickets are available online or at the Stevens Building Box Office.  The Revolutionists is a sassy comedy about four very real,...
Thomas Bough, Professor of Music, Director of Bands, and Wind Symphony Conductor at Northern Illinois University is presenting six different sessions at state music education association events around the country early this year. Bough presented “Adulting 201: Stuff (Young) Music Educators Need to Know” at the 2019 Alabama Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, January...
How do you compose a theme for a Star Wars project and make it “sound like Star Wars” without using any of John Williams’ iconic score? That’s a challenge NIU School of Music alumnus Jermaine Stegall took head on when charged with creating music for Lucasfilm’s Our Star Wars Stories. “For these episodes we didn’t have a...
One of the most popular parts of the NIU gameday experience will see a shift designed to better align it with its key audiences.  Starting next fall, as part of a coordinated effort between university administration, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Athletic Department, the Huskie Marching Band will be relocated, administratively...
Richard Jenkins, a DeKalb native and Emmy Award winning, and Oscar nominated actor, will be at NIU on Tuesday, October 30 at 2 p.m. for a Q and A with students in the Stevens Building’s O’Connell Theatre. Jenkins won the 2015 Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO’s Olive Kitteredge which...
Concert season is in full swing (sometimes literally) in the School of Music, with a host of opportunities to hear great music performed by very talented students. There’s something for every musical taste, from NIU’s quartet-in-residence, the Avalon String Quartet (November 5) to a number of great jazz performances, to the NIU Philharmonic (November 14),...
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