Album cover of “Ten Summoner’s Tales”

Gordon Sumner’s Tales: NIU Percussion Ensemble to play music of Sting

Members of the NIU Percussion Ensemble will present a spectacular concert featuring the entire “Ten Summoner’s Tales” album by well-known singer and songwriter Sting. The performance at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, will combine modern percussion ensemble sounds with musical traditions from

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Good Vibrations: July 23 STEM Café to explore physics of musical instruments

Snare drums snap, bells ting-a-ling and flutes whistle like birds. But why does one instrument sound any different than another? And how do objects produce sound in the first place? NIU alum Andrew Morrison has spent his career using physics to study

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