Cor Cantiamo announces dates for fall concert “Catalyst”

Cor Cantiamo announces dates for fall concert “Catalyst”

Cor Cantiamo, a professional chamber choir in residence at NIU School of Music, will present their fall concert “Catalyst” in three Illinois locations over the next few weeks. The concert provides a fusion of art and ideas to connect with the DeKalb community and the world around in a journey of creative expression. “Catalyst” will be presented in Freeport, DeKalb and Northbrook. The Freeport concert will also feature the accomplished Varsity Choir from Freeport High School under the direction of Daniel Wessler. (more…)

School of Music’s Cliff Alexis to receive Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honor

School of Music’s Cliff Alexis to receive Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honor

Cliff Alexis, recently retired from the NIU School of Music, has been selected to receive the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s highest honor.

The Hummingbird Medal Of The Order Of The Trinity is “awarded for loyal and devoted service beneficial to the state in any field, or acts of conspicuous gallantry or other outstanding humane action.” Alexis is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and is one of the world’s leading steelpan clinicians, tuners, arrangers and performers.  He was the co-founder of the NIU steelpan studies program and has been an invaluable part of the School of Music for more than 30 years. (more…)