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Rachel Barton Pine
The NIU Community School of the Arts will welcome international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine will teach the annual master class at this summer’s Advanced String Quartet Workshop. “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” – The Washington Post “Striking and charismatic … she...
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Six talented young musicians – recipients of talent scholarship awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts – will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, on campus. The annual Honors Recital begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at NIU. The concert is free and open to the public, and the...
Community School of the Arts
Registration is open for the fall 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...
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,...
Erin Templin, daughter of Dan and Kristal Templin of Sycamore, was one of seven Suzuki violin students who received music scholarships recently from Vivian and John Spinoso. She is pictured with her violin teacher, Ann Montzka-Smelser.
Vivian and John Spinoso have wonderful memories of their many years of violin lessons with their three daughters, Gina, Julie and Lisa. All three studied in the Suzuki violin program of the NIU Community School of the Arts. “We thought it was important to give the girls the gift of music for the culture, and...
A young boy takes a piano lesson through the NIU Community School of the Arts.
Registration is open for the fall 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...
Six students who are graduating from high school are performing senior recitals this spring, the NIU Community School of the Arts has announced. The six are Paige Phelps, Danielle Pivonka and Owen Ruff of Sycamore and Hanna Bingham, Erin McGaughey and Genevieve Smelser of DeKalb. All of the recitals are free and open to the...
A silent auction of painted violins will be one of the highlights of Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s benefit evening, “KSO Goes to the Movies!” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Music planned for the family concert includes works from movie favorites such...
Serena Harnack
An award-winning, 14-year-old violinist will perform with the CSA Sinfonia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Concerto Competition winner Serena Harnack will play the fourth movement of the Concerto No. 4 in d minor, Opus 41, by Viuextemps. The performance takes place in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. Harnack won...
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Six talented young musicians will perform at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, during the annual Honors Recital at Northern Illinois University. They are the recipients of talent scholarships awarded by the NIU Community School of the Arts after a rigorous audition held in early January. Each student receives a prize of $250. One hundred and...
Genevieve Smelser
The CSA Sinfonia will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. Performing at Wednesday’s concert is concerto competition winner Genevieve Smelser, who will play the “Concerto for Violin”...
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Violin and bow in hand, Katelyn Kozinski stood quietly and patiently Wednesday morning among microphones, video cameras and computer monitors inside the darkened Recital Hall. Promptly at 10 a.m., the May graduate of the NIU School of Music was bathed in light. The blurry images on the movie screen behind her sharpened into a clear,...