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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...

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...

Music’s Bobby Broom featured as one of Chicago’s Very Own on WGN-TV News

Bobby Broom, associate professor of jazz guitar and jazz studies was featured as one of "Chicago's Very Own" on WGN-TV News. Broom discussed his passion for playing music and teaching, and School of Music students Jackson Wheeler and Alejandra Hernandez were also...
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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School of Music online merchandise shop open now

School of Music online merchandise shop open now

It's back! The NIU School of Music is once again offering a variety of branded items like t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, quarter zips, hats, water bottles, sweatpants and more, through an online merchandise store at: niumusic.itemorder.com. The temporary site will...

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NIU Large Ensemble Concerts for Fall

NIU Large Ensemble Concerts for Fall

There is something for music lovers of all kinds at the NIU School of Music this fall. The School of Music has talented ensembles in jazz, winds, orchestra, percussion, choral, world music and our famous NIU Steelband for you to choose from. Tickets are only $5 for...

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