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

River Weaving Exhibit Opening

An informal lecture and discussion while we stroll along the mighty Kish discussing the River Weaving Project, Environmental Art, and the importance of the...

7/15, 11 AM
Avalon String Quartet- Webcast only due to COVID-19 protocol.

Blaise Magnière, violin Richard O. Ryan Endowed Chair in Violin Marie Wang, violin Anthony Devroye, viola Cheng-Hou Lee, cello Also available on Live...

9/10, 7 PM
Myron Myers-Faculty Voice Recital- Webcast only due to COVID-19 protocol.

Also available on Live Webcast!

9/19, 7 PM
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings

Linc Smelser, director There will be a free pre-concert talk by the Music Director, in a room 173 near the Concert Hall, at 6:30 p.m.

10/10, 7 PM
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings

Linc Smelser, director Pre-Concert lecture in MB173 @ 6 p.m.

10/10, 7:30 PM

Recent Events

Recent Activity


Paul left a positive review 1/22/2020

An astounding debut for Dr. Glendening at NIU! Weaving together technology and live performance, Dr. Glendening made me hear the trombone in an entirely new way. My mind was blown!


Paul left a positive review 12/1/2019

Bravissimo! Beautifully sung and performed. The singers were full of energy and charm, the pianist superb. A great preview for the full opera, to be produced in the spring.


Paul left a positive review 11/30/2019

Jolly, merry, a good time had by all! All the players were terrific, but a special shout out to Antonio on piano, Adam on sax, Matt vocals. We missed Reggie, but the group carried on quite well without him!

Jeanne Mallette

Jeanne Mallette left a positive review 11/16/2019

This was another wonderful concert! You cannot be in a bad mood after one of these steelband concerts. The band members are genuinely having so much fun that it affects the whole audience. My husband plays saxophone and was especially impressed with the soloist. These are definitely our favorite concerts with such talented musicians!

Bob O'Connor

Bob O'Connor left a positive review 11/16/2019

Excellent concert. Talented group of musicians. A very appropriate tribute to Al O'Connor.

Sophie Svoboda

Sophie Svoboda posted a photo 11/12/2019

Gregory Waas

Gregory Waas left a positive review 11/2/2019


Marian Swenson

Marian Swenson left a positive review 10/9/2019

Your link on the email did not work. otherwise I am sorry that I did not have a chance to go to the concert

Danko Drusko

Danko Drusko posted a photo 10/1/2018

Anne Marie Dando

Anne Marie Dando posted a photo 3/3/2018