School of Theatre and Dance presents Will Eno’s Middletown

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present Will Eno’s Middletown this February 28 through March 4. The play is directed by Kay Martinovich. Performances are at the Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb. Performances will start at 7:30...

Happy Valentine’s Day

To all of you who support the arts at NIU in so many different, important ways, we wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. -- Everyone at the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Original artwork designed by current School of Art and Design student Luke...

For Dana Arnett, failure turned out to be the best teacher

For the last 30-plus years, Dana Arnett, a 1983 BFA graduate of NIU's School of Art and Design, has been a driving force behind one of the most successful creative agencies in the nation, VSA Partners.  He returned to campus to be honored at the Second Annual College...

Watch: The 2018 NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Convocation video

On Monday, January 22 more than 450 people attended the second annual NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Convocation in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.  They saw performances students from  NIU's School of Music, and School of Theatre and Dance and...

School of Music presents Karlheinz Stockhausen’s POLES

The NIU School of Music presents a guest flute and electroacoustic recital of Karlheniz Stockhausen's POLES, Tuesday, February 20 in the Recital Hall at NIU.  Camilla Hoitenga and  Taavi Kerikmäe will perform and be joined by NIU Professor Phillip Sink. The...

Happy Valentine’s Day

To all of you who support the arts at NIU in so many different, important ways, we wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day. -- Everyone at the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts Original artwork designed by current School of Art and Design student Luke...

Chamber Choir to perform a showcase at Lakeside Arts Park

The NIU Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Eric Johnson, will perform a showcase concert, Sunday, February 18 at Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole, 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online prior to noon, February...

Steelpan in Education book review

Trinidad and Tobago Newsday published a review of the NIU Press book "Steelpan in Education - A History of the NIU Steelband" in their February 8 edition. The reviewer, BC Pires, while not a fan of the book's title, clearly enjoyed the book and the stories within. ...

The Glass Menagerie runs February 7-11

NIU's School of Theatre and Dance presents The Glass Menagerie, February 7-11 at Huntley Middle School, 1515 South 4th St., in DeKalb. One of the most famous plays in modern theatre, The Glass Menagerie catapulted renowned playwright, Tennessee Williams, to fame. The...

NIU’s Avalon String Quartet in concert Jan. 30

NIU’s world-class Avalon String Quartet will perform works of Shih-Hui Chen, Shostakovich and Beethoven, Tuesday, January 30 at 8 p.m.  Admission is free of charge. The concert is the first of four this year for NIU’s quartet-in-residence, and will be held at the...

NIU 2018 Spring Arts Events

A look at the concerts, productions, lectures and exhibitions in the arts at NIU for spring 2018. A complete calendar of events is available. Most concerts in the School of Music are available via live webcast. Choral & Opera Series March 4 – Concert...

School of Music hosts Winter Horn Fest, Feb. 2

The Northern Illinois School of Music presents the 2018 Winter Horn Fest Friday, February 2, in the Music Building on the main campus.  This day-long event offers programming focused on high school horn players and will address challenges, issues, and concerns that...

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