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NIU has a proud history of producing accomplished actors and actresses. Though Matt Walsh lost out to Alec Baldwin in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at last night’s Emmy Awards, his nomination is further confirmation of the quality of actors and actresses who have studied here. Walsh has played Mike McClintock, the press...
School of Theatre and Dance alumna Amber Sallis, has been named a “Hot New Face of Chicago Theater Class of 2017” by the Chicago Tribune. Sallis most recently appeared in a Steep Theatre production of “Earthquakes in London.”  She will next appear in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” September 22 to October 19 with Eclectic Theatre,...
The School of Art and Design offers a unique opportunity to see art exhibitions in four university gallery spaces in one evening, and attend the naming of the Student Art Gallery.  The progressive art crawl begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 on the main campus at the NIU Art Museum located in Altgeld Hall. ...
Fall 2017 registration at the NIU Community School of the Arts is now open! For families in need of tuition assistance, need-based scholarship applications are due Friday August 18. Call the CSA office for more information, pick up an application at Music Building Room 132, or find information by visiting the Community School of the...
Northern Illinois University’s Graduate Percussion Quartet (NIUGPQ) is currently performing at the International Festival of Percussion Ensembles in San Jose, Costa Rica, Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23. The performance was made possible by an invitation from NIU Professor Emeritus Robert Chappell. Under Chappell’s direction, the NIU Percussion Ensemble first performed at the festival...
NIU Director of Percussion Studies Dr. Gregory Beyer and Projecto Arcomusical (made up of NIU percussion alumni and graduate students) participated and were recognized at the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge and Chamber Music Competition held at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, on June 3-5. The SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge is the world’s...
On Saturday, June 17, Oregon, IL – home of NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus – will host the first annual Rockin’ River Fest from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the riverfront in downtown Oregon. Several members of the NIU community were instrumental in making this new festival a reality. Donna Mann, Director of Continuing...
The NIU School of Art and Design faculty have created an innovative new course in data visualization which will debut this coming fall. The course will empower students to make sense of, interpret, communicate, and use the unprecedented amount of information made available to them through modern technology, such as phones, the internet and even wearable devices....
Recent NIU graduate Blanca Rosa Jimenez (Blanca Rosa), who received her B.F.A. degree with an emphasis in 2-D studio illustration in Dec. 2016, cum laude, was surprised to learn that her artwork was accepted into the annual Society of Illustrators Student Competition Exhibit. The exhibit features the works of over two hundred top college-level illustration students chosen from...
NIU Associate Professor Bart Woodstrup was recently commissioned to produce the visual components of a piece performed this month at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” was performed at the National Gallery of Art on April 15. Conceived and performed by Merima Ključo, the piece is...
The NIU Guitar Ensembles, directed by Fareed Haque, will hold a free concert recital that is open to all on Saturday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Haque is a widely known professor of guitar and jazz for the School of Music and was voted “Best World Guitarist 2009” by Guitar Player...
NIU’s Cliff Alexis is retiring, and he’s going out on a high note. The longtime co-director of the world-renowned NIU Steelband – and master of the art of building steel drums – will be feted during a concert in his honor beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The...
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