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

Thomas Snydacker, Faculty Saxophone Recital

Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. program: The Last Question (2020) by Roger Zare Big Bang ...

9/28, 7 PM
Mathias Tacke, Faculty Violin Recital-"Bach for Two"

Ticket are only available before the event. Tickets are not available at the door. William Koehler, piano, Faculty Emeritus Prelude in B minor BWV...

9/29, 7 PM
Avalon String Quartet

Tickets must be purchased online. Tickets are not available at the door. Faculty Recital Blaise Magnière, violin, Richard O. Ryan Endowed Chair in...

10/3, 7 PM
NIU Jazz Orchestra & NIU Jazz Ensemble

Tickets must be pre-purchased prior to event. Tickets are not available at the door. Reggie Thomas, director, NIU Jazz Orchestra Rodrigo Villanueva,...

10/4, 7 PM

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