NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Huskie Spotlight

Meet some of our great students and faculty.
Chanel Antoshin, Music Education, ’25

Chanel Antoshin, Music Education, ’25

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Chanel Antoshin, Music Education, '25What did you want to be when you were growing up? An elementary school teacher. I am now a music educator major because which is perfect for me because it combined my childhood passion and my...

Zachary Green, Viola Performance, ’22

Zachary Green, Viola Performance, ’22

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Zachary Green, Viola Performance, '22What did you want to be when you were growing up? Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.  Whatever my dreams were growing up,  where I am now is more true to who I want to...

Morgan Dudlicek, Minor in Music, ’24

Morgan Dudlicek, Minor in Music, ’24

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Morgan Dudlicek, Minor in Music, '24What did you want to be when you were growing up? When I was growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian for the longest time. That interest diminished a bit next to music in high school but, I...

Dani’ca Richardson, Master of Music, ’23

Dani’ca Richardson, Master of Music, ’23

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Dani'ca Richardson, Master of Music, '23What did you want to be when you were growing up? When I was little I wanted to be a band teacher. In my life so far, I studied instrumental music education and received my bachelor's...

Jessalynn Cisna, Master of Music, ’22

Jessalynn Cisna, Master of Music, ’22

Music Huskie SpotlightJessalynn Cisna, Master of Music, '22What is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this course of study? I am working on a master's in music, specializing in piano performance. What is your favorite thing about studying and/or...

Abigail Stoner, Performer’s Certificate, ’22

Abigail Stoner, Performer’s Certificate, ’22

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Abigail Stoner, Performer's Certificate, '22What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I wanted to be a zookeeper, the President of the United States, a ballerina, and a musician. Clearly, I could not do all of those...

Gianna Capobianco, Master of Music ’23

Gianna Capobianco, Master of Music ’23

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Gianna Capobianco, Master of Music, '23What did you want to be when you were growing up? Growing up, I wanted to be a professional dancer and dance teacher. During my senior year of high school, I auditioned successfully into...

Maria Magdaly Perez, Master of Music, ’21

Maria Magdaly Perez, Master of Music, ’21

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Maria Magdaly Perez, Master of Music, '21What did you want to be when you were growing up? I wanted to be a teacher, but I didn’t know it was a music teacher. What is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this...

Dzana Bogaljevic, Music Education, ’25

Dzana Bogaljevic, Music Education, ’25

Music Huskie SpotlightHuskie Spotlight: Dzana Bogaljevic, Music Education, '25What did you want to be when you were growing up? Are you pursuing that as a major, or have you taken another path? I always wanted to be a music teacher. What is your major (and/or minor)...

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Renée Vogen

Meet Renée Vogen, instructor of horn, and a new addition to the faculty at the NIU School of Music.