Music Building

The Music Building houses the School of Music and the Music Library. It also contains two performance halls: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall and Recital Hall.

550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115


Upcoming Events

Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, & University Chorus

Eric Johnson, director, Concert Choir & Chamber Choir Mary Lynn Doherty, director, University Chorus Chamber Choir Renaissance Masters Jubilate Deo by...

10/15, 8 PM
NIU Jazz Faculty Recital

Reggie Thomas, piano Geof Bradfield, saxophone Rodrigo Villanueva, drums Tom Garling, trombone Marlene Rosenberg, bass Art Davis, trumpet Also...

10/16, 8 PM
Jung-Bin Woo, Junior Cello Recital

Cello Suite No .2 in D minor BWV 1008 by Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Sonata No. 2 Op. 5 in G minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Suite for Cello & Jazz Piano...

10/18, 6:30 PM
NIU Philharmonic

Also available in Live Webcast!

10/23, 8 PM
Kenna Pospisil, Senior Saxophone Recital

Also available in Live Webcast!

10/27, 1 PM

Recent Events

Wind Symphony


Recent Activity

Josephine Burke

Josephine Burke left a positive review 4/27/2019

It was wonderful. The type of thing that makes a university special. Very well done.

Jay Monteiro

Jay Monteiro left a positive review 4/27/2019


Peri DuBois

Peri DuBois left a positive review 4/9/2019

Beautifully done, as always. The Mendelssohn piece was spectacular.

Jay Monteiro

Jay Monteiro left a positive review 4/4/2019

It was very nice. The guest speakers did a great job of reinforcing why NIU selected Dr. Freeman. Avalon and the Concert Choir were a nice addition. Well done!

Vivian Seki

Vivian Seki left a positive review 3/26/2019

It was fantastic!

Lynn Schmitz

Lynn Schmitz left a positive review 3/22/2019

Evan's recital was great. Innovative and so beyond what my mind had thought of percussion! Thanks for expanding my musical horizons!

Bob O'Connor

Bob O'Connor left a positive review 3/22/2019

Evan did a great in preparing and performing his senior recital. He had a few NIU follow students help with some of the selections he did and they were great also. It was a highly entertaining performance.

Henry Leonard

Henry Leonard left a positive review 12/1/2018

This was a terrific concert! My wife and I enjoyed it greatly!

Pen Novus

Pen Novus left a review 11/14/2018

I love the Philharmonic concerts in terms of the music chosen and the obvious skill of the students, but the extended commentary before every piece makes the concerts harder to enjoy. It almost feels like a cheat to have the entire piece explained before it's played, especially when the word choice doesn't always seem careful. During this particular concert, which I could only manage on the webcast, a comment was made about a "pagan orgy" and "savage" percussion, which I don't imagine was said with the intent of racism, but came across pretty unfortunately. Overall, the music is always good and I love to support the music students. Classical music that I can count on being played well is a real pleasure, but extended and at least somewhat bias commentary takes away from the real reason I love these concerts.

Paul Kassel

Paul Kassel left a positive review 11/12/2018

A wonderful evening of opera scenes and songs! The students were just terrific--in great voice with lots of stage presence. It was funny, moving, and gloriously. Kudos to Maestro Drusko and Stage Director, Matthew Romriell. There was also a mildly amusing turn by a special guest at the end that included tap dancing and juggling. ;)