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Devon Walker and Michael Longfellow. (Courtesy of NIU Media and Communications)

New SNL cast members to visit NIU

By Michael Mollsen, News Reporter | January 25, 2023

DeKALB – Newcomers to SNL Devon Walker and Michael Longfellow will be hosting a live show for NIU students at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building. Only NIU students will be able to attend free of charge...

NIU Philharmonic combines English and Russian melodies

By Chris Plumery | November 23, 2019

DeKALB – “From Russia to London” was the theme of NIU’s Philharmonic performance 8 p.m. Wednesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Benjamin Firer, an assistant professor at NIU. The show began...

Jazz Ensemble energizes campus

By Chris Plumery | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — The NIU Jazz Ensemble performed 8 p.m. Tuesday inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. The concert was directed by Rodrigo Villanueva-Conroy, professor of jazz studies. Villanueva-Conroy walked on stage and turned his back...

The NIU Steelband performed a memorial concert, in honor of founder G. Allen OConner, Sunday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building.

NIU Steelband pays tribute to late founder

By Chris Plumery | November 19, 2019

DeKALB – The NIU Steelband performed alongside the All University Steelband and Community School for the Arts Steelband Sunday afternoon inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at the Music Building. The concert was dedicated to the late G. Allan O’Connor,...

School of Music hosts New Music Festival

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | November 13, 2019

The NIU School of Music hosted the New Music Festival from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 in the Music Building. Five concerts were shown over the course of four days and the Northern Star Entertainment Section sent multiple reporters to cover this event. Day 1- Parker...

NIU Steelband to perform memorial concert

By Chris Plumery | November 11, 2019

DeKALB – NIU’s Steelband will perform Nov. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Music Building inside Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Steelband is a 35-member group and consists of steelpan and percussion majors. The band performs at public schools, colleges...

Composer meets with music students

Composer meets with music students

By Jordan Radloff | November 4, 2019

American composer, Libby Larsen, is on campus this week for the NIU New Music Festival. Between Tuesday and Friday, a series of 5 concerts will be held in the NIU Music Building showcasing the works of different musical composers. On Monday, Larsen...

Choir group to host Sunday concert at NIU Music Building

By Jacob Roushia | November 2, 2019

DeKALB – Choir group Cor Cantiamo will be premiering its 10th Anniversary Concert at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The event will occur 3 p.m. Sunday in the Music Building. Cor Cantiamo is a professional level choir group, with a majority of...

Choir Concert graces Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

By Jacob Roushia | October 17, 2019

DeKALB — At 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building, the Ensemble Recital was performed. The Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and the University Chorus performed at the first Ensemble Recital Series of the Fall 2019 season....

NIU President Lisa Freeman speaks during her investiture Friday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building, where she accepted the university medallion and mace, symbols of the presidents authority and academic designation.

Freeman’s inauguration attended by hundreds

By Sophia Mullowney | April 10, 2019

DeKALB — President Lisa Freeman was awarded her presidential investiture Friday for the celebration of her executive office.At 2 p.m. Friday in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the Music Building, students, faculty, staff and representatives from...

‘Pirates of Penzance’ to entertain and bring out the theater lover in everyone

By Parker Otto | March 28, 2019

Coming this weekend to the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall is the Gilbert and Sullivan classic opera, “The Pirates of Penzance.” A production presented by The School of Music, the opera combines a 23-member Philharmonic with 21 actors and singers to...

‘Experience NIU’ event series begins in February

By Sara Rasmussen | January 30, 2018

The NIU Alumni Association is starting an event dedicated to showcasing the School of Art and Design student projects.Experience NIU offers alumni the opportunity to reconnect with the university and fellow Huskies in a series of social and cultural events...