Estonian composer Arvo Pärt (hailed as the most-performed composer world-wide for the past seven years) congratulates NIU School of Music faculty member Gregory Barrett following performance of Barrett’s arrangement: Jean Sibelius “En Saga Septet,” at Arvo Pärt composer portrait concert given by members of Staatskapelle in Dresden, Germany on March 4. (more…)
A distinctive part of the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the steel drum on the music that played during the movie’s scenes on the planet of Canto Bight. That influence, it turns out, can be traced back directly to NIU’s Liam Teague, Professor of Music and Head of Steelpan Studies. (more…)
NIU’s award-winning Avalon String Quartet is performing at Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, March 11 at 3 p.m. The concert is part of the NIU School of Music Showcase and Guest Performance Series, a series of concerts by NIU groups at Lakeside Arts Park. (more…)
The world famous Phantom Regiment, the Rockford, Ill. based drum corps, presents the annual NIU Concert Band Festival, March 2-3 on the NIU campus at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building.
The NIU Jazztet and NIU Jazz Orchestra performed at the Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, February 24 and both groups received praise from adjudicators and several individual NIU students received outstanding recognition awards at the festival.
Experience NIU by attending the Music Choral Concert, Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building on the main campus in DeKalb. In addition to being one of three choral concerts at NIU this spring, the performance is also part of the NIU Alumni Association’s Experience NIU Event Series. (more…)