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 Jazz Orchestra with Special Guest Artist, Carl Allen

Reggie Thomas, director Counter Block by Thad Jones In A Mellow Tone by Edward Kennedy Ellington/arr. Bob Morgan The Blues Walk by Clifford Brown/arr....

11/21, 8 PM
Ranan Antonini, Graduate Violin Recital

Sonata No. 3 in D, Op. 9 by Jean Leclair Sonata No. 2 by Cesar Guerra-Peixe Thais Meditation by Jules Massenet Concerto in D minor by Aram...

11/22, 6:30 PM
Dajhumbay Russell, Senior Steelpan Recital

Also available in Live Webcast!

11/23, 11 AM
Sophia Svoboda, Senior Percussion Recital

Two Reflections for solo vibraphone (2004) by Ney Rosauro The Canvas Series for snare drum (2011) by Patrick McLaughlin Eight Pieces for Four Timpani...

11/23, 1 PM
Kyle Parciany, Junior Percussion Recital

Berimbau Solo no. 1 “Home-ing” (2004/2014) by Gregory Beyer Madeira River (2006) by Philip Glass/arr. Third Coast Percussion 360 (2017) by Gene Koshinski &...

11/23, 5 PM

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