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

Daron Roberts

Graduate Steel Pan Recital Flamenco for Pan by Jeannine Remy Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003 by J. S. Bach II. Fuga ...

3/25, 8 PM
NIU Jazz Faculty/Student Engagement

Marlene Rosenberg* ~ Acoustic Bass Franchesca Romero ~ Piano Rodrigo Villanueva* ~ Drums (Director) Eli Wynn ~ Tenor Saxophone Guest Artists: Reggie...

3/26, 8 PM
Chamber Ensemble Competition

Also available in Live Webcast

3/28, 5 PM
CSEAS Friday Lecture: Dr. Andrew Weintraub, University of Pittsburgh, Professor, Department of Music

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies Presents: Southeast Asia Lecture Series Speaker: Dr. Andrew Weintraub, University of Pittsburgh, Professor,...

3/29, 12 PM
NIU Opera Theatre presents Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance"

Danko Drusko, music director Matthew Romreill, stage director

3/29, 8 PM

Recent Events

Andrew Strzyzewski


Evan Taylor


Sunhye Yoon


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