Poster of the third NIU New Music Festival: Fall 2012

Australian contemporary music duo to perform Nov. 6, 7 during third NIU New Music Festival

The NIU School of Music’s New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Gregory Beyer, has announced its third annual New Music Festival. Scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, this year’s celebration will spotlight music of would-be centenarian composer, John Cage

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Photo of a suitcase with international travel stickers

NIU looks toward globalization as art students present their research at conference in Taiwan

Samantha Goss and Li-Hsuan Hsu, doctoral students in the NIU School of Art, will act as representatives of the university when they present research during the International “Sisterhood University” Conference of Graduate Students in Taiwan. The conference, scheduled this Saturday and Sunday

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A page from “Five Pools.”

‘Five Ponds’: Antique bronze drums of Burma find new voices thanks to NIU School of Music

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, this composition was titled “Five Pools.” Since then, composer Greg Beyer has changed the title to “Five Ponds.” It is not every day that a percussionist gets the opportunity to practice his art on 200-year-old

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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