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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...
Music alum Matt Novack composes music for new Netflix series

Music alum Matt Novack composes music for new Netflix series

Matt Novack, a 2002 graduate of the NIU School of Music with a degree in music composition, served as the music composer for the new Netflix series Murderville.  Murderville is a comedy starring Will Arnett with improvised elements, including a new guest star homicide...

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Free NIU student tickets for Jazz at the Egyptian, Feb. 5

Free NIU student tickets for Jazz at the Egyptian, Feb. 5

DeKalb's iconic Egyptian Theatre hosts the Fifth Annual Jazz at the Egyptian, Saturday night, February 5 at 7 p.m. The concert features the NIU Jazz Orchestra, Jazz in Progress, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble and the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble. Tickets...

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