CVPA presents second annual Convocation, Monday, Jan. 22

CVPA presents second annual Convocation, Monday, Jan. 22

Experience firsthand the talents of students in the Northern Illinois University College of Visual and Performing Arts at the second annual Convocation, January 22 at 4:30 p.m.  The free event brings together student artists and performers from the NIU schools of art and design, music and theatre and dance.  This year’s Convocation will be held in the NIU Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. (more…)

Margaret O’Malley wins CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition

Margaret O’Malley wins CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition

Margaret O'MalleyViolinist and violist Margaret O’Malley of Glen Ellyn, Ill., is this year’s winner of the Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts Sinfonia Concerto Competition.  Margaret won the competition at NIU for her audition of the first movement of the Violin Concerto No. 3 in b minor by Camille Saint-Saëns.  She receives a cash award and will return to DeKalb to perform the concerto with CSA Sinfonia, directed by Linc Smelser, at the May 2018 concert in NIU’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. (more…)