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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...

Advisers provide crucial resources

Advisers provide crucial resources

By Jordan Radloff, Sports Editor | November 10, 2019

Academic advisers are the most important source of assistance for choosing classes. Without proper guidance, picking classes that fulfill general education and degree requirements can be a confusing process. There are many useful resources students should...

Fareed Haque playing Charango in his office at the NIU Music Building on Tuesday 5/1

NIU gem to walk new path

By Batul Cutlerywala | May 3, 2018

DeKALB — Fareed Haque, NIU professor and decorated music performer who ties his music to his tribal connections, will retire May 11.Haque, a self-proclaimed modern guitar virtuoso, performed his last recital Saturday and is retiring from NIU to pursue...

World Concert ends on unorganized note

By Haley Galvin | April 12, 2018

The School of Music’s World Music Concert showcased diversity, yet the performance as a whole was outshined by a lack of organization and professionalism.Sunday afternoon at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave., performers brought together...

The Jazz Combo Fest put on by the School of Music took place at the House Cafe in 2017.

School of Music restricts non-majors

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 27, 2017

The Northern Star Editorial Board believes all students should have the opportunity to enroll in any classes that are possible given their credentials and majors. Specifically, the Editorial Board agrees the School of Music does not allow students to...

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...

NIU’s Cor Cantiamo to collaborate with high school students on Masterworks Project

By Northern Star staff | February 11, 2016

NIU’s Cor Cantiamo, a professional ensemble in affiliation with NIU’s School of Music, will collaborate with choral students from Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School, as a part of Cor Cantiamo’s Masterworks Project.The Masterworks...

Concerto Competition Winners to perform with NIU Philharmonic

By Northern Star staff | February 9, 2016

The winners of the 2016 concerto competition will perform at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.The winners will perform with the NIU philharmonic orchestra, according to a School of Music news release. Songs played by...

NIU’s World Music Concert Series hosts the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble March 31 in the Music Building, Recital Hall. The Pan-Arabic music ranged from classical pieces to children’s songs from the Middle-East region. Instruments included clarinet, percussion, saxophone and violin, among others. 

School of Music to showcase student, faculty compositions

By Northern Star staff | October 22, 2015

The School of Music will hold a concert featuring instrumental music by undergraduate students and faculty composers next week.Several pieces from this program will be heard for the first time, according to an NIU School of Music news release. Ryan Smith,...

Paul Bauer to be interim dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

Paul Bauer to be interim dean of College of Visual and Performing Arts

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker has appointed Paul Bauer, former director of the School of Music, to serve as interim dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts starting May 1.Rich Holly, former dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, accepted...

Music programs, classes open to community

By Keisha Howerth | January 22, 2014

Locals can sharpen their music skills and participate in concerts through programs offered at NIU.The courses are available through the Community School of the Arts, and children can also join the school’s choir.LessonsMusic lessons using the Suzuki...

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