School of Music’s Tom Bough to present at the world’s largest band and orchestra clinic

NIU School of Music faculty member Tom Bough has been chosen to present at the 72nd annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago.  It is the largest band and orchestra clinic in the world. Bough is the director of athletic bands and...

New album featuring the Avalon String Quartet released December 7

A new album featuring NIU's artists in residence, the Avalon String Quartet, was released December 7.  "Matthew Quayle, String Quartets Nos. 1-3" is available on Naxos Records. “I am delighted to share the Avalon Quartet’s powerful rendition of my three string...

Value of versatile design skills a key message at 2018 Seek Conference

Advice, inspiration and humor were in large supply as a group of about 190, including 45 current NIU School of Art and Design students and a large number of young alumni attended the 2018 Seek Conference, November 12 at Morningstar in Chicago.  Attendees were treated...

From NIU to Hollywood: Music alumnus and film composer Jermaine Stegall

How do you compose a theme for a Star Wars project and make it "sound like Star Wars" without using any of John Williams' iconic score? That's a challenge NIU School of Music alumnus Jermaine Stegall took head on when charged with creating music for Lucasfilm's...

Winter Horn Fest 2019 coming up on February 8

High school horn players are invited to Winter Horn Fest 2019, Friday, February 8 at the NIU School of Music. This day-long event offers programming focused on high school horn players and will address challenges, issues, and concerns that are specific to intermediate...

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