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Renowned jazz guitarist Bobby Broom has been appointed assistant professor of music in the Northern Illinois University School of Music.  He will teach jazz guitar and improvisation in the school’s Jazz Studies Program. Born on New York City’s Upper West Side, Broom took up guitar at the age of 12 and just five years later...
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...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s spring DATA Exhibition Suite delves into the array of the manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted. Four exhibitions open on Thursday, March 28, with a public opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. Informal artist gallery talks begin at 6:30 p.m. Museum staff members,...
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...
Cliff Alexis, co-founder of NIU’s world-renowned steelpan studies program has passed away at 82. He was an invaluable part of the School of Music for more than 30 years even after his retirement from NIU in 2017. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday,...
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