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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...

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...

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

SA elections set for Tuesday, Wednesday

By Northern Star Staff | March 25, 2019

DeKALB — SA elections are scheduled to open on HuskieLink at 9 a.m. Tuesday and close 5 p.m. Wednesday.There will also be polling stations available in DuSable Hall, Barsema Hall, Holmes Student Center, Founders Memorial Library, LaTorette Hall, the...

School of Music to hold student, faculty composer concert

By Northern Star staff | April 8, 2016

The School of Music will hold a concert with NIU student and faculty composers 8 p.m. April 20 in the Music Building, Recital Hall.The concert will feature music by three undergraduate student composers, four graduate student composers and by faculty...

Pass: SA position much needed, Fail: Homecoming closes lot

By Faith Mellenthin | October 22, 2015

Pass:Director of Environmental Affairs, the Student Association’s newly approved cabinet position, is a positive addition that will allow involvement with services maintaining the local environment. Considering this position was created with 14 pre-approved...

Community School of the Arts to host Honors Recital Saturday

By Northern Star staff | February 13, 2015

DeKalb | Recipients of the Community School of the Arts’ Talent Scholarships for Young Musicians will perform at the Annual Honors Recital Saturday in the Music Building, Recital Hall.The free recital begins at 4:30 and is open to he public. The performers...

Silverettes to hold day-long auditions

By Northern Star Staff | April 20, 2014

The Silverettes, a group of students who perform feature routines and march during Huskie Band shows, will hold auditions Saturday.Tryouts will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Music Building. Those who audition can expect to stay all day, depending on the...