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CSA Steelband
The CSA Steelband will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. This free event is open to the public. The group will perform a variety of tunes that members have been rehearsing during the semester. Acclaimed musician and teacher Yuko Asada directs the ensemble. Pieces to be performed...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
Director Rodrigo Villanueva and the NIU Jazz Lab Band will perform their last concert of the spring semester at 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building. The band will perform an eclectic and dazzling program featuring two of the top jazz trombonists in the Chicago area: NIU’s...
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...
Lee Kesselman
Lee Kesselman brings his talents as a composer, choral conductor and speaker Saturday, April 20, to Northern Illinois University. Kesselman leads a workshop as part of the Working With Children’s Voices series from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 171 of the Music Building. The workshop is free and open to the public. Funding was...
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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...
Ashlee Mack
NIU’s School of Music will host a recital featuring guest pianist Ashlee Mack performing new and recent music for piano solo. The concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building, and is free and open to the public. The program will consist of music written...
Victor Garcia
The NIU School of Music and the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies will team up at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, for a night of dance, music and culture at the NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party. Before the live music starts, DJ Mark Sorto will spin salsa, merengue, bachata and more in the...
The NIU School of Music is now the proud owner of a remarkable Italian Fazioli F278 9-foot grand piano, thanks to a $100,000 grant check received today from the Dr. Agnes Varis Trust. NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Richard Holly authored the grant at the urging of NIU alumnus and valued patron...
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The legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Board of Trustees Professor Ronald Carter, will perform its Spring Jazz Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The concert, which takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom, is free and open to the public. Trumpeter Sean Jones is the featured guest. Born in Warren, Ohio, in 1978,...
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The NIU School of Music will host a concert of music by NIU student and faculty composers at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. The concert is free and open to public, and the building is accessible to all. This diverse program will feature instrumental and vocal music...
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The NIU Steelband, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, and the All University Steelband, conducted by graduate students Josanne Francis, Barry Mannette, Khion De Las and Khan Cordice, will present their spring 2013 concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7. The concert takes place inside the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the...
Miriam Fried
An outstanding group of chamber musicians, led by one of the world’s foremost violinists, will perform a special guest artist recital at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. Admission is free. The Steans Music Institute at Ravinia, celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, has been a breeding...
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