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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,...
NIU’s 2016 World Music Festival is approaching. The NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, directed by Omar al Musfi and guest artist Issa Bolous, will kick off this year’s festival at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the NIU School of Music’s Recital Hall. Musicians will perform a wide array of traditional and contemporary Arabic and...
Several events are planned in March in celebration of National Women’s History Month. All events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted. are free. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request; call (815) 753-6515 (one week’s notice is preferred). For more information, call the Center for the Study of Women, Gender &...
2015 World Music Symposium: From the Exotic to the Global
The NIU Music Building will resonate with the sounds from around the world this week when the “2015 World Music Symposium: From the Exotic to the Global” takes place today through Saturday, April 11. Nearly 100 music educators, ethnomusicologists, composers, performers and interdisciplinary scholars from around the world will converge at the School of Music...
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The NIU School of Music will host its fourth annual World Music Festival, Musical Encounters, from Tuesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 14. As usual, this week-long event will consist of concerts and lectures featuring various world music styles and cultural dialogues in music. Essam Rafea, an artist-in-residence, renowned Middle Eastern oudist, composer and music...
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Six talented young musicians will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, during the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts after a rigorous audition held in early January. Each student receives a prize of $250. One hundred and...
Professor emeritus and exhibit curator Richard Cooler with some of the objects on display at “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia,” opening Oct. 11 at The Anthropology Museum in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall.
“Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera,” an exhibition of more than 150 pieces curated by NIU professor emeritus Richard Cooler, will open today at The Anthropology Museum, with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall. Drawn from the museum’s collection and private sources, the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary...
The NIU School of Music’s new Hamburg Steinway.
This summer has seen several changes to the piano inventory at the NIU School of Music. Piano faculty have added Grotrian and Hamburg Steinway semi-concert grand pianos to the Recital Hall. They also retired a well-worn Yamaha upright and replaced it with a new Schimmel upright. The Schimmel and Grotrian both hail from Braunsweig, Germany....
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Students in the NIU School of Music’s frame drumming class will perform at noon Wednesday, July 25, to showcase what they have learned in a short, six-week period this summer. Omar Al-Musfi will direct the concert, which takes place in the Music Building’s Recital Hall. In addition to the drums played by the participants of...
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The NIU School of Music will host its third annual World Music Festival from Wednesday, April 11, through Sunday, April 15. As usual, this week-long event will consist of concerts and lectures featuring various world music styles and cultural dialogues in music. NIU’s own Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, a student group led by two Syrian-born...
Two NIU world music ensembles are preparing to give their annual concert performances next week in NIU’s School of Music. Under the direction of Yung Hsin Chen, Chinese music artist-in-residence, members of the Chinese Music Ensemble will showcase authentic Chinese instruments in solo and ensemble settings at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Recital...
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After its successful launch in April 2010, the NIU World Music Festival is back again in 2011. In this one-week long event, six full-length concerts featuring various world music traditions will take place in the NIU Music Building. The Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, a new student group added to the NIU World Music curriculum last...
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