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Arcomusical, a sextet of Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows, directed by NIU Professor and Head of Percussion Studies Gregory Beyer, is on the ballot for consideration for the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of Best World Music Album. Arcomusical’s album, “MeiaMeia” represents three years of continuous development of their original compositions for this unique ensemble. MeiaMeia is...
The NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) needs your used sheet music, music books, old musical instruments, stands, CDs and other items that might be of interest to musicians. Clean out your piano bench, attics, and basements, and donate to a great cause. Your unwanted music items will be sold during Performathon to raise...
Registration is now open for children and adults to participate in music and art programs at the NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA). The CSA offers year-round art and music programming, with more than 50 teachers serving over 400 participating students. Financial aid is available for students ages 18 or younger who demonstrate financial...
  NIU’s quartet-in-residence, Avalon String Quartet, will perform the works of Joseph Hayden, Alberto Ginastera, and Benjamin Britten, 8 p.m., Sept. 20. The free concert will be held at the Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University, School of Music, 550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb. “It’s a wildly contrasting program, full of color and intensity,” said Anthony Devroye,...
Two Northern Illinois University music professors just received news that is music to their ears: They have been awarded prestigious grants to create distinctive new works for the small ensemble projects they lead. Greg Beyer and Geof Bradfield, both associate professors at NIU’s School of Music, have been awarded Chamber Music America grants: Beyer received...
Registration is now open for fall music lessons and classes at the NIU Community School of the Arts. Children and adults of all ages will find something perfect: The CSA offers year-round programming for more than 500 students who come to DeKalb from nearly 50 cities, towns and suburbs to participate in classes, lessons and...
Jui-Ching Wang, an associate professor of world music and music education in the NIU School of Music, has been awarded a U.S. Fulbright Senior Scholar Award for 2016-17 to Indonesia. This award will enable her to carry out a research project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Wang will spend 10 months studying traditional Javanese children’s singing games,...
A Collective Memory (fiber scroll study), screen-printed silk, thread, wood, 2016
Rachelle Hill, an MFA student in the NIU School of Art and Design, received a Mid America Print Council travel grant to support her residency this summer at the Vermont Studio Center. Recipients of this biennial award will present their research at the 2016 MAPC Conference at Indiana University Southeast and the University of Louisville,...
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NIU’s School of Art and Design is offering three upcoming online or blended courses for graduate and doctoral students. July 11 to Aug. 7 ARTE 685: Research Readings in Art Education M/Tu/W/Th 9 a.m. to noon, Music Building 203 Douglas Boughton This summer intensive class is offered in a blended online and face-to-face format. The...
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Register now for summer music classes for kids at the NIU Community School of the Arts! Prelude and Development classes meet June 25 through Aug. 6, with no class meeting July 2. A parent or caregiver attends every class with their child. Early enrollment is recommended as these classes usually fill up quickly. Prelude is...
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...
Love art but not an art major? Non-art majors can enroll in many art classes without taking the basic classes first. Students can choose from drawing, painting, weaving, printmaking, paper making, metals, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and art history. Register today for these fun electives. For more information, call (815) 753-1473 or email [email protected]
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