NIU’s Jui-Ching Wang and the value of children’s singing games

A series of coincidences led NIU Associate Professor of Music Jui-Ching Wang to Indonesia to witness firsthand the value of traditional children's singing games. At the beginning of her tenure in NIU's School of Music, Wang found herself directing the school's...

School of Music’s Liam Teague to receive NIU Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor honor

Liam Teague, Northern Illinois University Professor of Music and Chair of Steelpan Studies has been selected as a Presidential Research, Scholarship and Artistry Professor.  The award was created in 1982 to recognize faculty excellence in teaching, research,...

The story behind the dance that sent NIU to the Kennedy Center

  Students from the NIU Dance program performed at the Central Conference of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on March 17-18.  Their performance was of such high quality that they earned the top honor at...

NIU Steelband spring concert features steelpan virtuoso Victor Provost

The world-famous NIU Steelband's 2018 Spring Concert is Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m., featuring an eclectic blend of music styles, and a special guest artist. The NIU Steelband, under the direction of NIU Professor of Music and Director of Steelpan Studies Liam Teague,...

Estonian composer lauds NIU’s Gregory Barrett in Germany

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...

NIU Concert Band Festival, March 2-3

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. High school and middle school concert bands from all around the...

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