About Us

School of Music Mission Statement

The NIU School of Music provides a strong artistic, intellectual, and practical foundation for professional careers in music. The School’s diverse performance opportunities range from traditional Western ensembles to jazz, contemporary, and world music groups. These offerings complement classroom and scholarly activities and help promote both a broad cultural perspective and the development of versatile musicians.

The School of Music faculty is actively engaged, nationally and internationally, in creative and scholarly endeavors. Through these recognized achievements, the faculty informs students of the evolving demands and expectations of careers in music. As a School of Music, we serve the university, community, state, and region through outreach, performance, and educational activities.