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Cheng Hou Lee
For musicians, perfecting their craft is a lifelong symphony. Those best prepared to hit the right notes are dedicated, lifelong learners. Cheng-Hou Lee, associate professor in the NIU School of Music, sets the stage for his students’ success. “I tailor what I tell each student. I try to find the most efficient way for them...
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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarship awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, on campus. The annual Honors Recital begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at NIU. The concert is free and open to the public, and the...
Nathan Mo
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. A free pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Nathan Mo, 2015 winner of the Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition, will...
Marc Johnson
Marc Johnson, cellist of NIU’s world renowned Vermeer String Quartet, died April 8 in Cushing, Maine. He was 67. Johnson performed with the Vermeer from 1973 to 2007, when the four musicians ended their professional time together after four decades of circling the globe and playing an average of 70 concerts each year. “It’s probably...
A young boy takes a piano lesson through the NIU Community School of the Arts.
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, with 80 teachers and 400 students who come from 50 towns and cities for classes, lessons and ensembles. Programs for children and adults begin in...
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After a six-year hiatus from DeKalb, “The 3 Celli” will return at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, for an evening of special music to benefit the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Members of The 3 Celli are Linc Smelser, a cellist with the Grant Park Symphony; Steve Balderston, formerly a cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and currently...