The 38th annual DeKalb Corn Classic 10K race has a new route, part of which goes right through the NIU campus, and on-course entertainment, which includes the world-famous NIU Steelband and the bigger and better Huskie Marching Band.
The celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of famed American composer Leonard Bernstein a number of NIU School of Music groups will be incorporating his work into some of their fall concerts. (more…)
The Avalon String Quartet, the artists-in-residence at the Northern Illinois University School of Music, is moving its annual Chicago series of concerts to Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University for the 2018-2019 season.
When you think of college football, inevitably you picture a crisp fall day full of changing leaves and bright sunshine, tailgating fans and players running onto the field with glistening helmets. But it’s not just what you picture, it’s what you hear. College football, more than any other sport, means the distinctive sounds of marching bands. (more…)
School of Music’s Greg Beyer joins Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition’s brand new Grossman Ensemble
Greg Beyer, NIU Professor and Director of Percussion Studies has been selected as a member of the newly formed Grossman Ensemble, part of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC) at the University of Chicago. (more…)
NIU School of Music Professor and Director of Percussion Studies Greg Beyer and retired School of Music faculty member Robert Fleisher are featured on “Long Roll: A Tribute to Composer-Percussionist Michael Manion” by Albany Records. The release features a solo malletKAT composition of Fleisher’s written specifically for Manion. The project is a collaboration between the NIU and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign music faculties. The tracks are taken from a pair of live performances recorded in Urbana in 2009. (more…)