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Category: Visual and Performing Arts
CSA string players
Registration is open for the fall semester at the NIU Community School of the Arts, sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The community school offers year-round programming for more than 400 students who come from nearly 50 cities, towns and suburbs for classes, lessons and ensembles. Programs for children and adults begin...
I am approaching the stretch run of my summer with Young People For (People For The American Way) in Washington D.C.
Jan Bach
Jan Bach, NIU Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in the School of Music, has received the $5,000 first prize in the choral composition contest sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national music fraternity. Bach’s “Clink,” a drinking song for men’s chorus and piano with words by Chicago poet Eugene Field, stood atop 114 entries to...
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Snare drums snap, bells ting-a-ling and flutes whistle like birds. But why does one instrument sound any different than another? And how do objects produce sound in the first place? NIU alum Andrew Morrison has spent his career using physics to study these questions. At the next STEM Café, he will present “Good Vibrations: The...
Chicagoans don’t like to be told no. So when the Tampa Bay Lightning announced plans to shut out Blackhawks gear from certain sections of its arena during the Stanley Cup Final game tomorrow night, Bob Winter knew he could find a loophole. The partner and executive creative director at River North branding and marketing firm...
String Quartet Chamber Camp
Young musicians can improve their musicianship and ensemble skills and have fun at two chamber camps at NIU this summer. The camps are scheduled for from Monday, July 6, through Thursday, July 9, and meet in the NIU Music Building. Duet Camp meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and String Quartet Camp meets from 1...
Robert L. Even
Robert Lawrence Even, who joined NIU in September of 1963 as an associate professor of art and retired nearly 30 years later, died Tuesday, April 7, in DeKalb. He was 85. Even served as chair of the Department of Art from 1974 to 1990; it became known as the School of Art in 1987. During...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced its spring 2015 recital and concert schedule. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in late April and May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building. Most performances end with a reception. All recitals and concerts are free and open...
Paul Bauer
Northern Illinois University announced it has selected Paul Bauer as interim dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, effective May 1. Bauer, who joined NIU in 1986, served as director of the NIU School of Music for 20 years until his retirement in May, 2014. He has taught applied trombone, euphonium and...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2015
Hundreds of Northern Illinois University students participated in the university’s sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, which was combined with the Community Engagement Showcase for the first time ever on Tuesday, April 21. The event was the largest ever, and featured research, artistry and engagement projects from more than 350 students. NIU recognized the following...
The NIU Alumni Association celebrated outstanding university alumni on April 17 at the association’s annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Awards were given to outstanding alumni from each of the university’s seven colleges. In addition, the association awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the F.R. Geigle Service Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Distinguished Alumni Award...
Alexis Lamb and Greg Beyer
Music education and percussion performance major Alexis Lamb will present “MeiaMeia,” an NIU Honors capstone recital, with Projecto Arcomusical at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. Friday’s performance takes place in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building, which is accessible to all. The music is a cycle of 12 berimbau chamber works, six composed...
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