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Jazz pianist Frank Caruso performs April 20 at North Central College

Pianist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Frank Caruso performs April 20 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Pianist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Frank Caruso performs April 20 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College hosts “Chords for Kids” concert March 10 for children with autism

North Central College will host “Chords for Kids,” the sixth annual free concert for children with autism and their families March 10.

North Central College on March 10 hosts “Chords for Kids,” the sixth annual free concert for children with autism and their families.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Wheelchair seating is available. Patrons are asked to RSVP before March 9; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Self-Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 24-25 helps careers of aspiring artists

Participants will learn how to run their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25 during North Central College's Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

College and high school students, educators and adults who aspire to be self-employed artists will gain valuable information about running their own businesses as artists Feb. 24-25, 2012 when North Central College hosts the 12th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference.

North Central College ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 24

North Central College invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles in “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds.”

North Central College presents “Explore the Sound IV: Untraveled Worlds” in identical Feb. 22 and 24 concerts that invite listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

Kateri Tumminello

Kateri considered large universities for studying music education but decided North Central was a perfect fit. “I loved the idea of a well-rounded, liberal arts education. Here you have the ability to gain leadership skills and study outside your major.”

In her music studies, Kateri pursued both choral and instrumental education and participated in choral, instrumental and jazz ensembles. “North Central is a place where I could dabble in an area like vocal jazz in addition to classical vocal. Gaining a wide variety of experiences prepares you better because you never know what you might end up doing in a school setting.”

In preparing for her student-teaching assignment at a middle and high school, Kateri says the expertise of North Central’s faculty and close mentoring helped ready her for the classroom. “They are really great educators themselves, so they’re good role models as you prepare to go into that field.”

Choral Invitational Concert

Click here to watch how North Central's choirs share the stage and their expertise with visiting junior and high school choral students.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He teaches language arts and social science to sixth-graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

North Central College alums, siblings enjoy teaching in East Aurora schools

Siblings and alumni Ruth Ramos and Eliseo Martinez were featured for their work as teachers at elementary schools in East Aurora School District 131.

Oct. 12, 2011—Siblings Ruth Ramos, a 2004 alumna of North Central College, and Eliseo Martinez, a 2010 alumnus of the College, were featured in the Aurora Beacon-News for their work as teachers at elementary schools in East Aurora School District 131.

Latin choir Schola Cantorum de Venezuela to perform Oct. 26 at North Central College

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, comes to Wentz Concert Hall Oct. 26.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, the premier touring chorus of Latin America, will perform Oct. 26 in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

Schola Cantorum de Venezuela is one of the most important choral societies to emerge as part of the growing choral movement in Latin America. The choir performs a broad range of works, and its repertoire includes works by Spanish, Italian, French and English Renaissance, contemporary Venezuelan and universal composers.

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