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The NIU Steelband often conjures up fast-paced rhythmic songs that make the audience want to dance. “While what we do is extremely demanding and requires a great deal of discipline, dedication and practice, we also encourage an atmosphere of fun,” said Liam Teague, co-director of the ban with Cliff Alexis. “So it is quite common...
Lenard Simpson
Lenard Simpson, a sophomore from Milwaukee, was recognized as a 2015 Luminarts Fellow in Jazz during the Luminarts Cultural Foundation annual competition held Feb. 18 at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. “The thing I enjoy most about playing is just the feeling of being free and putting everything else that’s going on behind me,” said Simpson,...
CSA Children's Choir
The CSA Children’s Choir, directed by Mary Lynn Doherty, will participate in SingFest, Anima’s annual community celebration of song Saturday, Feb. 28, at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. This community engagement event for schoolteachers, community choir conductors, and their motivated students, includes afternoon workshops and culminates in a public ticketed performance at 7...
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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 14, at the annual Honors Recital. Performances begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public. Auditions for these...
Alexis Lamb and Greg Beyer
Gregory Beyer, associate professor and director of Percussion Studies at NIU, has been selected for a Fulbright award to teach in Brazil. Beginning in August, Beyer will spend four months at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte as a visiting scholar. He will offer a symposium on contemporary performance practice of the...
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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The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the schedule for winter and holiday recitals. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in December on the stages of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public. Saturday, Dec....
The sound of choirs, carols, brass and percussion will once again echo through the halls of the Music Building when the NIU Choral Department hosts their 17th annual holiday concert. Featuring the world premiere of “The Lands the See the Sun Arise” by DeKalb composer Tim Blickhan, the concert will be held in the Boutell Memorial...
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The NIU Jazz Ensemble, under the tutelage of new director Reggie Thomas, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The concert is free and open to the public. Alongside the Jazz Ensemble will be international jazz trombonists Michael Dease and Tom Garling. Dease has...
Margaret Cornils Luke
The NIU Philharmonic, under the direction of Lucia Matos, will perform its final concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. Performing “Polonaise” from “Eugene Onegin” by...
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Join the NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) for an evening of music performed by young local musicians. The CSA Sinfonia will perform a fall concert Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The event is free and open to the public. Directed by NIU...
Avalon Quartet
NIU’s Avalon String Quartet will continue its fall season at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The program includes Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3 Op. 67 in Bb Major, the Debussy String Quartet Op. 10 in G Minor and the Garrop String Quartet No. 4, “Illuminations.” The concert is free...
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