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...

Why wait until December to carol?

The NIU School of Music's Concert Choir got everyone in the holiday spirit with a little caroling. The holiday was Halloween.  Here they are paying a visit to Dean Paul Kassel's office in the Music Building. Pardon the shaky video, but enjoy the...

NIU adopts domestic tuition rate

Recent action taken by the NIU Board of Trustees will help NIU recruit more U.S. students from outside the borders of the Land of Lincoln. The NIU Board of Trustees approved a new domestic rate structure for tuition that will set out-of-state tuition for domestic...

Seventh NIU New Music Festival Nov. 1-3

Join the NIU School of Music for the Seventh NIU New Music Festival, Wednesday, November 1 through Friday November 3 in the Music Building on the campus of NIU. Wednesday, November 1 Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 8 p.m. New Music at NIU Thursday, November 2 Boutell...

Arcomusical under consideration for 2018 Grammy Award

Arcomusical, a sextet of Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows, directed by NIU Professor and Head of Percussion Studies Gregory Beyer, is on the ballot for consideration for the 2018 Grammy Awards in the category of Best World Music Album.  Arcomusical's album,...

Cor Cantiamo Presents: Vocal Tapestries, Oct. 22

Cor Cantiamo, an NIU Ensemble in Residence, will present their fall concert, Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m. in the NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.  Cor Cantiamo is a professional 24-voice chamber choir that works to bring world class artistry to the DeKalb community...

NIU welcomes Yale Whiffenpoofs, Oct. 9

For anyone anxiously awaiting the release of "Pitch Perfect 3" in December, the Yale Whiffenpoofs, the oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group will perform at NIU, Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building.  Admission...

Avalon String Quartet opens season Oct. 3

NIU’s world-class Avalon String Quartet will perform works of Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Franz Schubert, Thursday, October 3 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...

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