NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Huskie Spotlight

Meet some of our great students and faculty.
Nate Lin, ’24, Jazz Performance

Nate Lin, ’24, Jazz Performance

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Nate Lin, '24, Jazz PerformanceWhat did you want to be when you were growing up?  As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a musician. What is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this course of...

Abria Shaw, ’24, Music Education

Abria Shaw, ’24, Music Education

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Abria Shaw, '24, Music EducationWhat is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this course of study? I am majoring in Music Education with a vocal emphasis and Vocal Performance. I decided to major in Music...

Jonathon Kurecki, ’24, Music Education

Jonathon Kurecki, ’24, Music Education

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Jonathon Kurecki, '24, Music EducationWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? I had an incredible fascination with astronomy and severe weather growing up and expected I may go into astronomy or meteorology. As it...

Chih-I Hsiao, ’24, Master of Music

Chih-I Hsiao, ’24, Master of Music

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Chih-I Hsiao, '24, Master of MusicWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? I wanted to be an erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) player and a Chinese orchestra conductor when I was in junior high school. I started to...

Olivia Garcia, ’24, Music Education

Olivia Garcia, ’24, Music Education

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Olivia Garcia, '24, Music EducationWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? When I was younger, I jumped around with things I wanted to do when I grow up. Before I got to high school, I wanted to be an engineer. But...

Andrew Kinsey, ’25, Percussion

Andrew Kinsey, ’25, Percussion

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Andrew Kinsey, '25, Percussion What did you want to be when you were growing up?  When I was nine years old, I was convinced and wanted more than anything to be a rock drummer in a touring band around the world. As I grew...

Brooks Wallace, ’24, Music Performance and Sociology

Brooks Wallace, ’24, Music Performance and Sociology

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Brooks Wallace, '24, Music Performance and SociologyWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? Music has always been a large part in my life, and outer space has also always fascinated me as well. As someone who loves to...

Hyounkyoung Kim, ’24, Master of Music

Hyounkyoung Kim, ’24, Master of Music

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Hyounkyoung Kim, '24, Master of MusicWhat did you want to be when you were growing up? Now, I hope to be a collaborative musician. What is your major (and/or minor)? Piano and organ What is your favorite thing about studying...

Megan Rault, ’23, Jazz Studies

Megan Rault, ’23, Jazz Studies

Music Huskie Spotlight Huskie Spotlight: Megan Rault, '24, Jazz StudiesWhat is your major (and/or minor) and why did you decide on this course of study? Music Performance - Jazz Studies What is your favorite thing about studying and/or playing music at NIU? My...

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