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School of Art and Design seeks entries for annual Community College Invitational Exhibition

The Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design is accepting entries for its annual Community College Student and Faculty Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition will run from January 15, 2023 through February 4, 2023. The student exhibition will be held...

NIU Philharmonic Orchestra to perform “Oratorio Without Words: Edward Elgar and Alice Mary Smith” Nov. 21

The Northern Illinois University Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilbur Lin, assistant professor of music at NIU, will perform "Oratorio Without Words: Edward Elgar and Alice Mary Smith," Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in NIU's...

NIU Jazz Orchestra to preview their Lincoln Center set at concert Nov. 17

The Northern Illinois University Jazz Orchestra will be heading to New York City in January to compete in the third annual Rudin Jazz Championship at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and you can get a preview of that performance at...

NIU Fall Dance Concert “Carmina Burana” runs Nov. 17-20

Northern Illinois University’s School of Theatre and Dance will present "Carmina Burana" at the School of Theater and Dance’s Stevens Building beginning Thursday November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19 at 7:30...
Ron Carter to be awarded The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Ron Carter to be awarded The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor

Ron Carter, the world-famous former director of Jazz Studies at NIU will be awarded The Midwest Clinic Medal of Honor, Wednesday, December 21 at McCormick Place Convention Center during this year's Midwest Clinic. It is the world's largest instrumental music education...

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Theatre and Dance Alumni and Faculty notes

Theatre and Dance Alumni and Faculty notes

Alumni and faculty of the School of Theatre and Dance are doing some amazing things. Slee Mumford, MFA '22 is performing in the Off-Broadway "Stranger Sings" Stranger Things parody musical. Slee plays Barb, the best friend of Nancy who (spoiler alert) met her demise...

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God of Carnage opens at NIU November 9

God of Carnage opens at NIU November 9

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime? ‘Boys will be boys’, but the adults are usually...

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Illinois Brass Band to perform at NIU, Nov. 13

Illinois Brass Band to perform at NIU, Nov. 13

The Illinois Brass Band, a group made up of 30 volunteer musicians dedicated to bringing British-style brass band music to audiences in Chicago and throughout the Midwest, will perform in concert, Sunday, November 13 at 7 p.m. at the NIU School of Music in Boutell...

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NIU Hosts Summit on Urban Music Education, Oct. 28-29

NIU Hosts Summit on Urban Music Education, Oct. 28-29

The Northern Illinois University School of Music is hosting a Summit on Urban Music Education, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Mary Lynn Doherty, assistant director of the School of Music, associate professor of music, and coordinator of music education...

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