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Category: Visual and Performing Arts
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NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering lessons this spring in guitar and piano. To learn more, or to register, call (815) 753-1450. Jaina Krueger teaches the group piano lessons to students ages 13 to adults. The classes meet Mondays from Jan. 25 through April 18 with no class March 14. Square One Piano:...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s winter programs and events complement the bevy of work currently on view in the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial invitational exhibition. Many of the NIU Art Museum’s events and programs are free and open to the public. For  more information, call (815) 753-1936 or email [email protected]
Leyla Nora Puskar, a junior art + design education major from Sycamore, is the winner of the NIU President Doug Baker’s 2015 Holiday Card Contest. Puskar hand-painted her design, called “The Gift of NIU,” in acrylic paint and edited it with PicsArt digital media. She wanted to keep her design simple and playful to excite...
Members of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, now in its 39th season, plans to delight concert-goers once again with their annual Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The KSO will play music of the holiday season, including...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts will host several winter recitals and concerts from Saturday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 12. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in the Recital Hall and Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. All are free and open to the public. Saturday, Dec. 5 Showcase Recitals are at...
Women In To Light
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Women In To Light,” in conjunction with the annual Freshman BFA Showcase from Wednesday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 6. “Women In To Light” is directed by NIU faculty member Kay Martinovich, who describes the work as “devised” because she and the all-female cast created it...
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Cor Cantiamo, an ensemble-in-residence at the NIU School of Music, has received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant will help fund a commissioning project that Cor Cantiamo is planning for its 2016-17 concert season. Cor Cantiamo has developed a commissioning project that brings together the creative energies of nationally acclaimed composer...
Strange Days
With its roots in San Francisco in the mid-1960s, the psychedelic movement marked a shift in social consciousness, music and art. The psychedelic movement emerged in American counterculture as a response to the political and sociological climate created by the Vietnam War and the growing popularity of hallucinogenic drugs, advocated for by the Beat Generation...
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CSA Chamber Intensive Groups perform the music of Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich in recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Room 173 of the NIU Music Building. The recital is free and open to the public. Making their public performance debut will be Provázek Quartet, featuring violinists Chantel Davis and Charlotte Donelson, violist Jacob...
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NIU is currently conducting searches for new deans to lead three colleges. A search for a new dean of the College of Law will launch soon. College of Visual and Performing Arts NIU is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The...
Album cover of “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
Members of the NIU Percussion Ensemble will present a spectacular concert featuring the entire “Ten Summoner’s Tales” album by well-known singer and songwriter Sting. The performance at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, will combine modern percussion ensemble sounds with musical traditions from around the world to highlight Sting’s musical depth and artistry. Sure to prove...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, administered by the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Wurlitzer Foundation grants provide financial assistance to further music education, music appreciation and performance to organizations and schools serving DeKalb County and the Chicago metropolitan area. “It is...
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