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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 14, at the annual Honors Recital. Performances begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public. Auditions for these...
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Six talented young musicians perform at the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts. The recital is in the Recital Hall in the Music Building and is free and open to the public. Auditions...
Erin Templin, daughter of Dan and Kristal Templin of Sycamore, was one of seven Suzuki violin students who received music scholarships recently from Vivian and John Spinoso. She is pictured with her violin teacher, Ann Montzka-Smelser.
Vivian and John Spinoso have wonderful memories of their many years of violin lessons with their three daughters, Gina, Julie and Lisa. All three studied in the Suzuki violin program of the NIU Community School of the Arts. “We thought it was important to give the girls the gift of music for the culture, and...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced its spring recital and concert schedule. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public. As...
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Six talented young musicians will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, during the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts after a rigorous audition held in early January. Each student receives a prize of $250. One hundred and...
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The CSA Sinfonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. Performing at Wednesday’s concert is concerto competition winner Genevieve Smelser, who will play the “Concerto for Violin”...