School of Music

School of Music

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The School of Music's 60 nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to supporting students realizing their full potential as music artists, educators and scholars, and our location one hour west of Chicago affords our students unparalleled additional cultural resources.

Students in the School of Music perform in a wide range of ensembles: jazz, orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, steelband and ensembles devoted to music of Indonesia, China and the Middle East. The school hosts both a New Music Festival and a World Music Festival each year. Students also have the opportunity to study recording arts and take part in Internet2 collaborations.

Upcoming Events

NIU Philharmonic (winds)- Limited Seating

Benjamin Firer, director Also available on Live Webcast! https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

10/18, 3 PM
NIU Philharmonic (string) Limited Seating

Blaise Magniere, Richard O. Ryan Endowed Chair in Violin, director Benjamin Firer, conductor Mozart - Sinfonia concertante in E-flat Major, K.364 Marie...

10/19, 7 PM
Britney Kieselhorst, Senior Voice Recital

Hello, Oh Margaret it’s You! Gian Carlo Menotti from The Telephone ...

10/24, 1 PM
Heewon Cha, Graduate Piano Recital-Limited Seating

Also available in Live Webcast!

10/24, 3 PM

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