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Graduate students in the NIU School of Music are taking notes on more than just melody and theory. Students enrolled in MUSP 798, “Launch Your Business,” are being taught how to successfully promote and market their talents following graduation. One component of the course, the Emerging Musicians Showcase, will allow students to display their musical...
Harold Kafer
The NIU School of Music will welcome back Harold Kafer to campus at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, for a program of songs and dances for the keyboard in the Recital Hall. Kafer will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Ginastera and Chopin. The concert is free and open to the public, and the...
NIU New Music Festival 2013
There is something for everyone during this year’s NIU New Music Festival! Under the leadership of Artistic Director Gregory Beyer, and in collaboration with School of Music professors Geof Bradfield and Ryan Muncy, the festival will bring to campus two sets of guest artist ensembles and will offer three very different programs for audiences Tuesday,...
Paul Bauer
Paul Bauer, director of the NIU School of Music, is one of two outstanding and internationally recognized brass performers and educators named to the  to the adjudication panel for the U.S. Open Brass Band Championships. The annual one-day invitational puts traditional brass bands from around the nation – and around the world – in competition. This year’s event...
Fazioli Pianoforti Model F278
In September 2012, the NIU School of Music began to host a beautiful Fazioli F278 Concert Grand. The piano previously was owned and loved by a retired doctor who had purchased it with the goal of becoming a better pianist – at age 85. Declining health necessitated moving to his son’s condo in Chicago, but...
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Even though the NIU football team is playing on the road Saturday, Sept. 28, Huskie Stadium will be alive with sounds … of music. The 11th Red & Black Fall Classic high school marching band competition tentatively begins at 4 p.m. inside the stadium. The Rockford-based Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps produces the event...
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NIU School of Music faculty Mark Ponzo and JeongSoo Kim will open Joliet Junior College’s seven-concert Musica Viva concert series with a free performance 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in the school’s Fine Arts Theater, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. “Drs. Ponzo and Kim have internationally respected reputations and tour nationally as a performance duo,”...
Anthony Devroye
The NIU School of Music’s 2013-2014 Faculty Recital Series will open with music for viola and piano at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. Anthony Devroye, NIU associate professor and violist of the Avalon String Quartet, will collaborate with pianist Daniel Schlosberg, artist-in-residence at the University of Notre...
Cecelia and Harold Kafer
The NIU School of Music is happy to welcome Cecelia and Harold Kafer back to campus for a program of opera arias and transcriptions at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. Their program will include pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Wagner, Massenet, Bizet, Puccini and others. Cecelia Kafer has...
Cliff Alexis
NIU’s Cliff Alexis, steel drum builder and tuner and co-director of the world-renowned NIU Steel Band, is among four prominent percussionists chosen for induction to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. The induction of the quartet, all important figures who have shaped the percussion world through their innovations, performances and scholarly work, takes place...
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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...
Yao Lin
Yao Lin came to NIU from China in 2009 to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the School of Music. Tonight, the 25-year-old will make her Carnegie Hall debut in New York City. Her invitation to take the stage of one of the world’s most storied venues comes from winning...
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