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Category: Visual and Performing 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...
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...
The Academic Convocation took place on Friday, August 20 at the NIU Convocation Center. Academic Convocation is a formal ceremony to officially welcome and celebrate incoming students to Northern Illinois University. Students learned about the many academic opportunities and campus traditions of NIU. President John G. Peters and members of the faculty and staff celebrated...
"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...
District 428-NIU
Nine teachers from DeKalb High School and nine future teachers from NIU will launch a new era in District 428 this fall – a full year before the new high school opens on Dresser Road. The 18 are participating in a pilot “co-teaching” program expected to transform the old student-teaching model into something more dynamic,...
NIU School of Music alumna Nicole Mitchell was awarded the honor “Flutist of the Year” on June 14 by the Jazz Journalists Association. Nicole also received this award in 2008. Nicole serves as President of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, and is a noted composer and band leader as...
nutcracker
Recently announcing its two series schedules of thirteen theatrical productions, the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance made it clear that they are going to have some fun this upcoming season. Beginning this fall, comedies and classics are the featured genres of the 2010-2011 Mainstage Season. The comedic productions will include David Ives’...
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