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About the School of Music

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.

Honoring Diane Ragains Slawin

A memorial concert honoring the life of our colleague Diane Ragains Slawin was held Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of the Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago. Please check the School of Music Facebook page for additional details.

For those friends who were unable to attend, the School of Music did live stream the memorial concert.

In the News

The NIU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform at JazzUV International Jazz Festival (Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico) in October.

The School of Music hosts the Central Regional NATS Singing Competition and Conference Oct. 27-29.


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