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The NIU Community School of the Arts needs used sheet music, music books, old musical instruments, stands and other items that might be of interest to musicians. Clean out the piano bench, attics and basements and donate to a great cause: The used music items will be sold to raise money for scholarships. Held every...
CSA Sinfonia members play during a recent concert.
Calling all former members of CSA Sinfonia: There’s a reunion concert in the works! The NIU Community School of the Arts is in the process of getting in touch with the orchestra’s 350 alumni to let them know about this fun opportunity to perform on the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall stage again. “We’ve been contacting...
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...
Serena Harnack
Area musicians ages 18 and younger are invited to compete in the CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition. The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 21. Auditions are scheduled in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The winner of the competition receives $200 and performs the concerto March 5,...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts offers two piano classes for teenagers (ages 13 and older) and adults this fall. The classes begin Monday, Sept. 9, and meet for 12 weeks. Teacher Carly Gorman brings a wealth of teaching experience to the classes. In addition to many years of private teaching, she is also...
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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Looking to stay busy this summer? Beginning June 17, artists of all ages will be able to hone their talents or learn a new skill at the NIU Community School of the Arts. PRIVATE LESSONS Private lessons will be offered on most musical instruments, as well as in specific areas of theatre and visual art....
Six students who are graduating from high school are performing senior recitals this spring, the NIU Community School of the Arts has announced. The six are Paige Phelps, Danielle Pivonka and Owen Ruff of Sycamore and Hanna Bingham, Erin McGaughey and Genevieve Smelser of DeKalb. All of the recitals are free and open to the...
The College of Visual and Performing Arts will offer its popular Jazz Camp the week of July 14.
Summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way for your kids to spend those school-less months, consider an NIU summer camp. From June to August, NIU offers more than 30 day and residential camps for students entering first- through 12th-grade. From athletics to activism, there is something for every...
Theatre Arts Camp Junior
A week jampacked with theater activities awaits middle schools students attending the Theatre Arts Camp Junior at Northern Illinois University the week of July 7 to July 12. The camp is for those who have completed sixth- through eighth-grades. Production rehearsals, daily workshops, acting classes, theater games and improvisation exercises are just a few of...
Lee Kesselman
The CSA Children’s Choir performs an original work composed for the group at the spring concert Wednesday, May 15. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University. It is free and open to the public. The commissioned work is called “I’m Nobody. Who are you?” and is based...
CSJazz Band
NIU’s Community School of the Arts will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday, May 13, for the CSJazz Band and 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, for the CSA Sinfonia and two summer camps. Auditions must be scheduled ahead of time. High school jazz students are invited to audition for CSJazz Band, a top regional jazz...
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