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The NIU Music Building resounds with music and excitement on Saturday, March 15, as the NIU Community School of the Arts presents its 11th Performathon. All funds raised are used for arts scholarships for young people in the community. Featuring about 50 musicians of all ages, the Performathon is the community school’s major fundraising event...
Karisa Chiu
A 14-year-old violinist from Palatine will perform with the CSA Sinfonia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. Karisa Chiu, winner of the NIU Community School of the Arts Concerto Competition, will play Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 19, Andantino. Also on the program are the Overture to Egmont,...
Liam Teague
Liam Teague, head of steelpan studies and an associate professor in the NIU School of Music, has been named the 2014 Laureate in Arts and Letters by the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards For Excellence. Launched in 2005 by the ANSA McAL Foundation, the awards are the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition program in arts, sciences...
Larry Williams
Fanfare, please: Wednesday, Feb. 26, is “Horn Day” in the NIU School of Music. Noted horn soloist Larry Williams is the featured performer for the event. Horn Day also will feature NIU professors Thomas Bough and John Fairfield, along with the NIU Wind Symphony. All events are free. During the afternoon, participants will enjoy horn...
Kenneth Womack
NIU alumnus Kenneth Womack makes writing seem easy, considering he has more than 25 books to his credit as an author and editor. After a year of touring the country to share stories about the Beatles, Womack has just released “The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s appearance...
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Six talented young musicians perform at the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts. The recital is in the Recital Hall in the Music Building and is free and open to the public. Auditions...
Summer camp: visual arts
Dance, visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Dance Camp is...
Billy Currington: We Are Tonight
Country artist Billy Currington will stop Thurday, March 20, at the NIU Convocation Center with his “We Are Tonight” tour. Special guests Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice will opn the 7:30 p.m. show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the “We Are Tonight” tour go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24. All...
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The Holmes Student Center has announced several spring semester programs and opportunities for NIU students. As part of the new S.C.R.E.A.M. (Student Center Recreation, Entertainment And More) series, the Holmes Student Center, in conjunction with Campus Activities Board, will  host various student-centered events throughout the semester. Sunday Night at the Movies Come to the updated...
Marianne Kim
Marianne Kim, a graduate student of jazz piano in the NIU School of Music, is celebrating recent and pending publication of her arrangements. Already on the market is the recent “I Have Heard You Calling in the Night,” a piano solo collection including Kim’s arrangement of “In the Garden.” “Contemporary Hymn Stylings,” 10 piano solos...
Pianist Yao Lin traveled 6,600 miles from her native city of Beijing because she was offered a full scholarship and graduate assistantship from the NIU School of Music. But a short bike ride on campus left her unable to play the piano. Lin, known on campus as Lina, remembers hitting the ground and losing feeling in...
A young boy takes a piano lesson through the NIU Community School of the Arts.
Registration is open for the spring 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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