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Our office links the College of Visual and Performing Arts's superb teaching faculty, students, and facilities with the people who live in the communities in and around DeKalb. We do this by finding the best teachers in the area to offer a wide variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.

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NIU Community School of the Arts
Congratulations to 14-year old Karisa Chiu, winner of the 2013-2014 CSA Concerto Competition! She will perform Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Mvt. 1, by Prokofiev, with the CSA Sinfonia on March 5. Karisa attends Fremd High School and is a violin student of Almita Vamos.  All the auditions were wonderful; it was a great competition this year!

The website is updated for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 and flyers have been mailed. Click here for a pdf version of the current flyer and registration form. Call the office at (815) 753-1450 if you want to be on the mailing list.

Bring A Friend Days.  At the second rehearsal in spring, you are invited to experience Sinfonia, Symphonette, and Choir. Come to a free rehearsal of one of these fun ensembles.  We hope you'll have such a good time, you'll register for the semester!  


Summer in the Arts at Northern 

2014 Camps:  Dance Camp and Theatre Arts Camp Senior are July 13 - 18.  NIU Jazz Camp,
Visual Arts Camp, and Theatre Arts Camp Junior are July 20 - 25.  Call the office at (815) 753-1450 if you want to be on the mailing list.


High school music events for 2014-2015 
Marching Band Competition - September 20
Choir Day - October 15
Jazz Day - February 6
Clarinet Cornucopia - On hiatus 2015
String Day - February 17
Jazz Combo Day - March 17
NIU Concert Band Festival - February 27; more information is available at www.regiment.org/band. All dates subject to change.