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

Avalon String Quartet- Webcast only due to COVID-19 protocol.

Blaise Magnière, violin Richard O. Ryan Endowed Chair in Violin Marie Wang, violin Anthony Devroye, viola Cheng-Hou Lee, cello Also available on Live...

9/10, 7 PM
Myron Myers-Faculty Voice Recital- Webcast only due to COVID-19 protocol.

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

9/19, 7 PM
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings

Linc Smelser, director There will be a free pre-concert talk by the Music Director, in a room 173 near the Concert Hall, at 6:30 p.m.

10/10, 7 PM
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings

Linc Smelser, director Pre-concert lecture in Music Building 173.

10/10, 7:30 PM
NIU Philharmonic (winds)- Webcast only due to COVID-19 protocol.

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

10/18, 3 PM

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