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Banda NIU receives grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation

Banda NIU, an ensemble in the NIU School of Music that honors the tradition of the great Bandas of the western Mexican state of Sinaloa, has received a program grant of nearly $5,000 from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation to support music education outreach activities...

Google Doodle on steelpan has NIU tie-in

It's probably not a surprise that when you see an example of steelpan in popular culture that there's a tie-in to the NIU School of Music's Steelpan Studies program. Not only does NIU boast the oldest university steelband in the nation, but there has been an...

Five NIU music students selected for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy

Five students from the NIU School of Music have been selected as one of just four combo/small ensemble groups from around the nation to participate in this year's Jazz Aspen Snowmass Academy in Aspen, Colorado. The NIU combo is named Northern Collective and is made up...

School of Music Professor Geof Bradfield named a City of Chicago Esteemed Artist for 2022

Geof Bradfield, professor jazz studies in the NIU School of Music, has been named one of the City of Chicago's Esteemed Artists for 2022. Bradfield was one of only four musicians to receive this recognition this year. The award includes $15,000 to use to support any...
CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

CVPA alums feature prominently in Netflix’s “Senior Year”

The new Netflix movie Senior Year features Rebel Wilson playing Stephanie, who was injured in a cheerleading stunt when she was 17 only to wake from a coma 20 years later and insisting on returning to finish out her senior year of high school and attend her prom. Mary...

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May 1 NIU Philharmonic concert a tribute to Jan Bach

May 1 NIU Philharmonic concert a tribute to Jan Bach

The Northern Illinois University Philharmonic Orchestra is dedicating their upcoming concert to Dr. Jan Bach, an award-winning composer, musician and educator who passed away in 2020. The concert is Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the...

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Celebrate Thai New year with NIU

Celebrate Thai New year with NIU

As part of NIU's World Music Festival you can celebrate Thai New Year with the NIU School of Music. On Thursday, April 14, the Music Building will be the site of a Songkran Thai New Year Celebration hosted by the NIU Thai Language Program and the NIU Thai Music...

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