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Eliseo Martinez '10 and Amanda Broaddus '10

Music education majors Eliseo Martinez ’10 and Amanda Broaddus ’10 will achieve their dreams of teaching music next year.

Music education majors Eliseo Martinez ’10 and Amanda Broaddus ’10 will achieve their dreams of teaching music next year. Broaddus, the 2010 Outstanding Major in Music Education, will teach at the high school she attended, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley in Gibson City, IL. She completed her student teaching at York High School last fall and when her interviewers from Gibson City asked her to demonstrate her conducting skills, she returned to York to teach for a day.

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

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Tune in to WERV-FM 95.9 "The River" before 9 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 30, to hear Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch talk about the upcoming Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Season. Brian will be on the Scott Mackay in the Morning program as it broadcasts live from Tassos restaurant in downtown Naperville. Brian will talk about some of the artists performing this season, which features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leann Rimes, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli and much more.


Eliseo Martinez

Eliseo received two job offers upon graduation and he accepted a position teaching music at an Aurora elementary school where he student-taught.

His story began with North Central's professors and teaching opportunities, which he describes as second to none. "Our teachers look for potential in you, not just musical expertise, and they give you one-on-one attention and freedom to design your own individual program," he says. "I set my own goals and studied voice, piano, clarinet and conducting. I also loaded all my music education classes and ensembles into my first couple years so I could decide where I wanted to focus. At larger schools with larger classes, you don’t get the chance to customize your program or take lots of lessons."

Eliseo also gained significant teaching and mentoring experience by working with the Junior/Senior Scholars program, North Central’s yearlong college readiness program for disadvantaged youth in high-need communities. He was Golden Apple Scholar during his four-year North Central career.

Majors Minors and Programs : Music Education

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and chair of North Central's music department, is presenting her paper “Reframing Leadership” today at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). CSEME brings together music education faculty, doctoral students and center fellows to examine contemporary issues and foster collaborative research on music teaching and learning.


North Central music department chair presents paper at conference

Ramona Wis
Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership.”

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

June 11, 2010—Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership” June 11 at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME).

Final weekend is filled with concerts, performances. Enjoy!

Final weekend is filled with concerts, performances. Enjoy!

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June 4: Concert Choir presents its graduation concert, 8 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, tickets $5/$3 June 5: Flute Extravaganza features NCC Flute Choir, guest artists, new work by Ben Wahlund, 3 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, free June 6: NCC Express show choir performance, 6 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall, free June 6: Opera Workshop showcases 10 student vocalists performing music by Gilbert and Sullivan and Johann Strauss, 7:30 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, tickets $5/$3 June 6: Red Bike Performance Company presents “Little Re


North Central unveils star-studded 2010-2011 fine arts season

A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

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

June, 2010—A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Blues Traveler, Ramsey Lewis, Rachel Barton Pine, the Vienna Boys Choir, David Sanborn and Del McCourey with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are just a few highlights of North Central College’s most sensational season to date.

Concert Choir travels Midwest during spring concert tour

North Central College's Concert Choir will give a series of concerts during its spring tour May 12-16 to churches in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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

April 28, 2010--North Central College's Concert Choir will give a series of concerts during its spring tour May 12-16 to churches in Illinois and Wisconsin.

The 54-voice mixed choir will perform a variety of traditional and contemporary compositions, ranging from J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart to Eric Whitacre and Benjamin Britten, as well as favorite spirituals, folk songs and gospel selections.

The Concert Choir spring tour includes the following performances:

Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. concert

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