North Central College - Naperville, IL

The legacy of Paul Warren Allen

The North Central College community remembers music professor, Paul Warren Allen

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2010)—Music professor Paul Warren Allen could be moved to tears by the beautiful sounds created by students in his choir at North Central College.

“I remember one Christmas he was conducting the choir singing Handel’s ‘Messiah.’ The truth of the words gripped him and he had crocodile tears running down his cheeks,” recalls his daughter, Paula Billingsley.

New Music Festival features contemporary classical compositions

Brooklyn Rider
North Central celebrates contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12 and features Dal Niente and Brooklyn Rider.

March 9, 2011—North Central College will celebrate contemporary classical music during its inaugural New Music Festival April 11-12.

The two-day festival will feature performances by contemporary music group Dal Niente and string quartet Brooklyn Rider. As part of the festival, acclaimed Russian composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, a member of the Silk Road Project and composer-in-residence at North Central College, will coach members of various area high school ensembles.

Music ensembles ‘Explore the Sound’ Feb. 23

“Explore the Sound III” brings together several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles for Feb. 23 performance in Wentz Concert Hall.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Feb. 18, 2011—North Central College presents “Explore the Sound III,” a Feb. 23 concert that invites listeners to hear several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles and discover the stunning acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

Concert Choir performs two shows with DuPage Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12-13

North Central College Concert Choir
Students will perform two concerts with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12 and 13.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Jan. 14, 2011)—Students in North Central College’s Concert Choir will perform two concerts with the DuPage Symphony Orchestra Feb. 12 and 13.

“The Genius of Prokofiev” will include excerpts from the composer’s 1940 ballet masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet” and will conclude with the powerful “Alexander Nevsky” cantata featuring the orchestra accompanied by the College’s Concert Choir and the Naperville Chorus.

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Wis is featured speaker at music educators conference

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music, was the headliner at Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association Conference.

Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music, was the headliner for the Ohio Collegiate Music Educators Association (OCMEA) Conference in Columbus, OH, on Nov. 6. Wis presented several sessions to undergraduate music education students from Ohio State, Miami University of Ohio, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Marietta College and other institutions in the state, covering topics of Music Education Philosophy, Rehearsal Design, Collaborative Teaching Techniques, and Repertoire Choice and Concert Programming.

Educators attend North Central workshop on diversity, equality in schools

Public school administrators learned how =to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Oct. 12, 2010—Public school administrators learned how to enact strategies to better serve children from diverse populations during a workshop presented at North Central College.

Music education program receives national award

North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 11, 2010--North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

In the announcement to the College, MENC's North Central president remarked, "Your dedication and commitment to the young students studying to be teachers is such a contribution to our profession. Your guidance and knowledge both inspire and mentor these young people."

Music education program receives national award

North Central College's music education program has been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

Music education program receives national award

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 11, 2010--North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

Nicole Rivera gives presentations to educators

Nicole Rivera gives presentations to educators

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Nicole Rivera, adjunct instructor of psychology, presented two sessions at the Regional Office of Education #3 Professional Development Institute in Vandalia, Ill., on Oct. 8. The sessions focused on building successful collaborations to support inclusion and the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders in music education.



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