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Registration is now open for children and adults to participate in music and art programs at the NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA). The CSA offers year-round art and music programming, with more than 50 teachers serving over 400 participating students. Financial aid is available for students ages 18 or younger who demonstrate financial...
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,...
When it comes to percussion, Liam Teague doesn’t just talk the talk, he gets his groove on. The internationally acclaimed steelpan musician and professor of music at Northern Illinois University will perform at a Faculty Recital on Nov. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the School of Music’s Recital Hall. “The steelpan (often called the steel...
Nyssa Lowenstein, a senior in Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance, will direct her own play, The Elephant Grief, opening Thursday, Nov. 17. Performances are in Diversions Lounge Theatre in NIU’s Holmes Student Center. Using talents from all departments of the school, Lowenstein crafted her play to address the universal experience of grief....
Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming production of “The Yellow Wallpaper,” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman at the end of the nineteenth century, is a bold, psychological play that is still relevant, according to its guest director, Megan Elk. The play will open on Nov. 3, for one weekend only, at the...
Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design presents Back/To/For/ward, the Fall 2016 Master of Fine Arts group exhibition of first-year graduate artwork. Please join students as they host an opening reception on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Gallery 215 at 215 North Fourth St., in DeKalb. Back/To/For/ward is the introductory...
At the annual NIU Suzuki Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 5, guest Suzuki teachers from Ohio, Illinois, Connecticut and Maryland will visit and work with NIU Suzuki strings students, as well as students from Suzuki programs throughout Northern Illinois. Classes such as “Music Mind Games,” and group classes for guitar and violin will take place throughout...
Cor Cantiamo, a professional chamber choir in residence at the NIU School of Music, will present the world premiere performance of The Seven Heavens, composed by Grammy-nominated British composer James Whitbourn on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at NIU. This 30-minute multi-movement work is a musical biography of...
Discover the rich history and dress of the varied Burmese cultures. Join Dr. Richard M. Cooler, emeritus professor of art history at NIUs School of Art and Design and emeritus director of the Center for Burma Studies, for a lecture on the traditional clothing and textiles of Myanmar on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6 –...
NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present as its next Mainstage Series production, a classic piece of French literature that is considered the first Absurdist play in the history of live theatre. The political drama-comedy, King Ubu, written by Alfred Jarry, opens Oct. 20 at Huntley Middle School Auditorium in DeKalb. King Ubu is...
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 7-8 p.m., in the Rare Books and Special Collections section on the fourth floor at the Founders Memorial Library, join Dr. Tin Naing Win, associate professor of History, from Mandalay University for a public lecture on the “Art of Cartography in Ancient Burma.” Come celebrate Halloween early on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1-3 p.m., by...
Would you like to hear more about the NIU Art Museum’s current exhibition Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art from the person who organized it? Join us for a relaxed and personal conversation with curator Dr. Catherine Raymond, Professor Art History, NIU School of Art and Design and Director, Center for Burma Studies, as she discusses the...
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