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

Yukiko Fujimura, Guest Piano Recital

Rondo in A minor, K. 511​​​​Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K. 333 I. Allegro II. Andante cantabile III. Allegretto...

10/1, 3 PM
"Hasty Measures"

NIU Composition Club

10/2, 7 PM
Langa-Manganiars: Indian Rajasthani Folk Music

Sponsored by Mandala Arts and Indian Consulate of Chicago.

10/4, 7 PM
NIU Jazz Orchestra & NIU Jazz Ensemble

Reggie Thomas, director, NIU Jazz Orchestra Rodrigo Villanueva, director, NIU Jazz Ensemble

10/6, 7 PM

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