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Category: Arts
Art Express students work on paintings
NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering several classes in art and music this fall. Start your pre-school child on the path of musical knowledge with Musical Tales, a new class offered this fall. The class combines a story with musical activities and meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 14. Musical Tales...
Syrian-born Kareem Roustom, an award-winning composer, is coming to the NIU School of Music for a two-day residency program Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging...
“The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod,” wrote Helen Hunt Jackson, a 19th century American journalist and novelist, “and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.” Jackson’s quote — along with several others like it, all in celebration of fall — adorns a wall of the NIU...
Photo of musical score
Are you a woman in our campus community who loves to sing? Do you like jazz? NIU has just the thing for you! AURA: Women’s Vocal Ensemble. AURA is a legitimate one-credit course, undergraduate or graduate, within the NIU School of Music. It also is open to faculty and staff. The group will sing vocal jazz this...
"CSJazz Band"
The CSJazz Band has room for a few more musicians! Feel the beat and find your groove in this top-notch high school regional jazz band, sponsored by NIU’s Community School of the Arts.  The openings are for trumpet, trombone, bass, piano and drums. Interested players need to be between the ages of 14 and 20 and are...
"Passion Pit"
The Campus Consciousness Tour is coming back to the NIU Convocation Center. This time around the tours’ starring band is Passion Pit, ready to share its vision of pop music with DeKalb. The tour will stop Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Convocation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m....
"Drake"
Drake is set to take over the NIU Convocation Center on Sunday, Oct. 17, for his “Light Dreams and Nightmares” tour. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The show will open with special guest Clipse. NIU student tickets are on sale now.
Art Museum
NIU’s Art Museum will open four exhibitions Tuesday, Aug. 24. An opening reception for all four is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. Early fall exhibitions examine the melancholy baroque richness of the autumn season through lushness of materials, color harmony and the aging process.  “The Autumn Leaves,” an aesthetic, historical and socio-cultural...
"CSA children's Choir"
Children ages 8 to 13 who enjoy singing will love becoming a member of the CSA Children’s Chorus. The group rehearses from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in the choir room of the NIU Music Building and begins rehearsals Sept. 15. Those interested in joining the choir are expected to reserve times for placement auditions...
"CSA student plays cello"
Applications for need scholarships for the fall semester of the NIU Community School of the Arts are now available online and in the NIU Music Building. Students 18 and younger who want to pursue their study of the arts, but who cannot afford the cost, are invited to apply for financial help through the program....
A daughter and her mother participate in a CSA Prelude class.
The NIU Community School of the Arts invites people of all ages to CSA O’Rama, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Music Building. Families can ask questions about the program, sign up for free sample music lessons, learn more about the Suzuki approach and attend sampler classes. All activities are free and open to the...
NIU Art Museum blog logo
Even though Peter Olson didn’t launch the NIU Art Museum’s blog, the assistant director ultimately become responsible for its care and feeding. Turns out he’s doing an “awesome” job. Best Colleges Online applauded the NIU Art Museum this summer on its list of “50 Awesome Art Museum Blogs,” recognizing web-based vehicles that “give visitors an...
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