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Timothy Takach
American composer Timothy Takach is in residence at the NIU School of Music Choral Department for the next three days. During his residency, Takach will present an all-school convocation to talk about entrepreneurship as professional musician, meet with students in conducting classes, present a seminar for composition students and work with the NIU choirs in...
Cor Cantiamo, a professional ensemble in residence in the NIU School of Music, will travel to Woodstock to collaborate Sunday, Feb. 21, with the choral students from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools as a part of Cor Cantiamo’s Masterworks Project. “Working with Dr. Johnson and Cor Cantiamo is a new experience for the students...
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Cor Cantiamo has received a $15,000 grant from the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation in support of its latest commissioning project, “The Seven Heavens,” a musical biography of the author C.S. Lewis “The Seven Heavens” commission will be a collaborative effort between critically acclaimed British composer James Whitbourn and Cor Cantiamo, directed...
“Psallite” CD cover
Cor Cantiamo, a professional choir in residence at NIU conducted by School of Music professor Eric Johnson, will release its second recording Friday, March 11. “Psallite,” co-produced with the SDG Music Foundation (previously Soli Deo Gloria) and linked to its SDG Psalms Project, offers a feast of wonderful singing that embodies the penitential, celebratory and...
Eric Johnson conducts NIU choral students.
Northern Illinois University choruses will join with those of DeKalb and Sycamore high schools, the DeKalb Festival Chorus, Penguin Project and Stagecoach Players for a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The program, “Make Our Garden Grow,” was initiated by Professor Eric Johnson, NIU director of choral activities, as...
The sound of choirs, carols, brass and percussion will once again echo through the halls of the Music Building when the NIU Choral Department hosts their 17th annual holiday concert. Featuring the world premiere of “The Lands the See the Sun Arise” by DeKalb composer Tim Blickhan, the concert will be held in the Boutell Memorial...