School of Music’s Greg Beyer joins Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition’s brand new Grossman Ensemble

Greg Beyer, NIU Professor and Director of Percussion Studies has been selected as a member of the newly formed Grossman Ensemble, part of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC) at the University of Chicago. The CCCC was founded just last year, and in...

Theatre and Dance’s Tracy Nunnally honored by the Illinois Theatre Association

Tracy Nunnally, Technical Director/Head of Design and Technology for the NIU School of Theatre and Dance has been honored by the Illinois Theatre Association with the 2018 Award of Excellence for College and University Theatre. Nunnally is one of nine winners of ITA...

Alumni profile: First generation college graduate John Siblik

1988 School of Art and Design graduate John Siblik was a first-generation college student, and he went on to start a successful art practice, have a more than 20 year long career in arts higher education and is currently the director of the school he graduated from....

Special events offered for Illinois Institute of Art students looking to transfer to NIU

The NIU School of Art and Design's streamlined process for accepting transfer students is just one of the perks that separates us from other institutions.  Transfers have the opportunity to join other dynamic artists at NIU and become a vital part of a world-class...

VPA’s Melanie Parks is headed west after 28 years at NIU

Melanie Parks, who has been a part of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts for 28 years, is leaving the university at the end of June for sunny California.  Parks started her NIU career as Costume Director in the School of Theatre and Dance, and taught all of...

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