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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...
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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...
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Cor Cantiamo, an ensemble-in-residence at the NIU School of Music, has received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant will help fund a commissioning project that Cor Cantiamo is planning for its 2016-17 concert season. Cor Cantiamo has developed a commissioning project that brings together the creative energies of nationally acclaimed composer...
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Cor Cantiamo, the NIU School of Music ensemble-in-residence, will present its first concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Listeners will hear stunning beauty and drama. From music to observe the 100th observation of WWI to songs about love and loss to exciting new rhythms and...
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Cor Cantiamo, a touring chamber choir in residence at the NIU School of Music, was awarded a grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund. The fund provides assistance to further music education, music appreciation and performance; Cor Cantiamo received the grant through the DeKalb County Community Foundation. “We are grateful to the Wurlitzer Foundation...
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...
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Cor Cantiamo, an NIU School of Music ensemble in residence, will present “Inspirited: A Choral Concert Exploring the Divine” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Artistic Director Eric Johnson and his singers will explore how composers attempt to understand the divine and create beauty in the world.The concert will feature contemporary voices of American composers...
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When the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation announced the quarterfinalists for its Music Educator Award, five alumni of the Northern Illinois University School of Music were on the list: Peter Barsch (MM 2004) Barsch teaches at Oswego East High School, Oswego, Ill. Gordon Krauspe (BM 1982, MM 1992) Krauspe teaches at Wheaton Warrenville South High...
Melissa Dye
Broadway star and NIU alumna Melissa Dye is the guest artist Sunday, April 28, when the NIU School of Music presents “Broadway Dreams.” The spring concert, which features the Concert Choir and the University Chorus, begins at 3 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. On the program: a variety of...
Eric Johnson conducts NIU choral students.
NIU’s choral program will hold its annual fall concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. The concert will feature the NIU Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and University Chorus, all under the direction of Eric Johnson, director of choral activities in the NIU School of Music. On...
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