High School Clinics

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Our high school clinics are educational, noncompetitive events. They give directors and students the chance to showcase their ensembles and share ideas with other musicians, directors and NIU faculty. Each group has the opportunity to perform on one of NIU's concert or recital hall stages. They are critiqued by NIU faculty and, for certain events, a guest clinician. Directors receive access to a recording of their ensemble's performance. All events are scheduled in the Music Building.

Be sure to register by the deadline. Faculty will select groups from those received by the registration deadline. We will contact directors chosen to participate by the notification deadline. A registration fee is charged for each ensemble and is due two weeks before the event date.

Please note: Only one ensemble per school, unless space allows.

Event Date Registration Deadline Notification Deadline
Choir Day Oct. 16, 2019 Aug. 26, 2019 Sept. 3, 2019
Jazz Day Feb. 6, 2020 Dec. 2, 2019 Dec. 11, 2019
String Day Feb. 12, 2020 Dec. 2, 2019 Dec. 11, 2019

Other Events

We also offer Chamber Music Encounters, a two-day event for string chamber ensembles. In addition, we offer events for individual players:

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College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of External Programs

Music Building 132

Kristin Sherman

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