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 Percussion Ensemble

Gregory Beyer & Ben Wahlund, directors Yazz (2017)* by Alexandre Lunsqui Bright Light - Dark Shadows (2016)* by Caleb Pickering Root Beer Rag (2016) by...

11/12, 8 PM
NIU Opera Theatre

Danko Drusko, Music Director Matthew Romriell, Stage Director The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart "Susanne or via surtite" L'incoronazione di Poppea,...

11/13, 6:30 PM
NIU Jazz Ensemble

Rodrigo Villanueva, director Brush Taps by Louie Bellson, arr. Mark Taylor All of Me by Seymour Simons & Gerald Marks, arr. Thad Jones RU Chicken by Kris...

11/13, 8 PM
Chinese Music Ensemble

Alex Chuan-Yuan Wang, director 桃花過渡 Tao Hua Guo Du Peach-Blossom Boat Song-Taiwanese Hoklo Folk Song 撐船調 Cheng Chuan Diao Boat Song-Taiwan Hakka Folk...

11/14, 6:30 PM
NIU Philharmonic

Danko Drusko, director Armida Overture (Hob. XXVIII/12) by Joseph Haydn Hungarian March by Hector Berlioz Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy...

11/14, 8 PM

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