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Cor Cantiamo, a professional chamber choir in residence at the NIU School of Music, is excited to announce that the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund has awarded a $7,500 grant to our organization. This fund is set up to provide assistance to further music education, music appreciation, and performance and has been awarded to us...
On Oct. 6, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will open its 2016-2017 Studio Series season with Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief, playwright Paula Vogel’s version of the Shakespearian tragedy, Othello. The play follows three women, Desdemona, Emilia and Bianca, which Vogel has reimagined from minor character status in the Shakespeare play into...
During the DeKalb Area Arts Council’s DeKalb/NIU Art Walk, enjoy an after-hours public reception and gallery talk at the Jack Olson Gallery in the NIU School of Art and Design, Arends Hall 200 ,on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 4:30-6 p.m. The gallery talk will be at 5 p.m. Hear Dr. Ian Holliday, collector of the...
Join your friends and neighbors to experience and celebrate our area’s rich culture of art and music at the DeKalb/NIU Art Walk on Oct. 6th. Downtown DeKalb, as well as several venues on NIU campus, will be rolling out the red carpet for art, music and culture lovers during this spectacular event. From 5-8 p.m.,...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology will receive several awards on Thursday, Sept. 29, from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM), a statewide professional organization recognizing best practices in the museum profession. The Pick Museum will receive awards for a recent exhibit, publication and graduate student of the year. The Pick Museum is the recipient of...
The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU opens its 2016-2017 Mainstage Series with Out of the Blue, by Vladimir Zaitsev, a play based on the real-life experiences of a Russian teenager who announced to his parents that he was gay and became the focus of an international rescue mission. Set in a culture where laws ban “propaganda”...
Children ages 7-15 are invited to join CSA Children’s Choir Director and NIU Professor Mary Lynn Doherty for a great year of music and fun. Challenging and varied repertoire from all over the world inspires students who love to sing. Placement auditions are required for all new and returning choir members and are being held on...
Jessica Witte, M.F.A.’04, is a nationally exhibited and award-winning artist. She also describes herself as a recovering control freak. Witte is far from controlling these days as she makes a name for herself in the St. Louis art scene. In early June, she headed a massive public art project along the riverfront below the Gateway Arch. She and her crew...
This fall the NIU Art Museum, in collaboration with the Center for Burma Studies, opens a major exhibition suite running through Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies. Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art, a multiple exhibition series across campus, reflects Burmese art of the past and present and gives...
The first-ever DeKalb/NIU Art Walk will take place on October 6, 2016, from 5-11 p.m. at 23 venues throughout the DeKalb business district and NIU campus. There are seven downtown DeKalb businesses and community venues still looking for NIU student artists, performers and musicians to host in their locations during the event. If you are...
Two Northern Illinois University music professors just received news that is music to their ears: They have been awarded prestigious grants to create distinctive new works for the small ensemble projects they lead. Greg Beyer and Geof Bradfield, both associate professors at NIU’s School of Music, have been awarded Chamber Music America grants: Beyer received...
Registration is now open for fall music lessons and classes at the NIU Community School of the Arts. Children and adults of all ages will find something perfect: The CSA offers year-round programming for more than 500 students who come to DeKalb from nearly 50 cities, towns and suburbs to participate in classes, lessons and...
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