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Kirk presents symphony of sounds during installation

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, presented a sound installation performance at University of North Carolina museum.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, co-presented a sound installation performance titled “Cryoacoustic Orb” at the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Jan. 20. The four-hour performance complemented the university’s yearlong academic theme “Water in Our World.”

Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp celebrates 25th anniversary at North Central College

The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series celebrates its 25th anniversary July 21-27 at North Central College.

The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series celebrates its 25th anniversary July 21-27 at North Central College.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

North Central’s SEA Conference teaches entrepreneurs the business of arts

Tom Sharpe
North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts Conference Feb. 22-23 helps aspiring artists become successful entrepreneurs.

North Central College’s 13th annual Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference Feb. 22-23 will help aspiring artists learn to become successful entrepreneurs.

The SEA Conference provides educational resources to help aspiring artists gain entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed to establish and maintain careers as independent artists. The conference features performances, workshops, panel discussions and other activities tailored to actors, filmmakers, musicians, painters, sculptors, writers and other artists.

Jazz trombonist Joel Adams performs Feb. 8 at North Central College

Trombonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Joel Adams will perform Feb. 8 in the College’s Madden Theatre.

Trombonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Joel Adams will perform Feb. 8 in the College’s Madden Theatre.

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

Blanchet plays percussion in “Annie”

George Blanchet, percussionist and lecturer in music
George Blanchet, North Central College percussionist and lecturer in music, plays percussion in the musical “Annie” at Paramount Theater through December.

George Blanchet, North Central College percussionist and lecturer in music, plays percussion in the family musical “Annie,” which runs Nov. 21-Dec. 30 at Paramount Theater in Aurora. Blanchet has performed for other musical productions at the Paramount, as well as the Chicago Sinfonietta and Metropolis Symphony Orchestra.

Blanchet has been teaching percussion at North Central since 1998 and directs the Percussion Ensemble.

Student jazz ensembles perform Nov. 14

North Central College presents the fall “Great Evening of Jazz” featuring student jazz ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Wentz Concert Hall.

North Central College presents the fall “Great Evening of Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Wentz Concert Hall with compositions and arrangements by Horace Silver, Jackie McLean, Bobby Troup, Ornette Coleman, Janice Borla and many more.

Ninety-plus member Concert Winds presents Instrumental Invitational Festival

Concert Winds, directed by Professor of Music Lawrence Van Oyen
North Central College’s Concert Winds hosts the annual Instrumental Invitational Festival with Plainfield East High School Wind Ensemble Tuesday, Nov. 13.

North Central College’s Concert Winds, directed by Professor of Music and Director of Bands Lawrence Van Oyen, will host the annual Instrumental Invitational Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Wentz Concert Hall.

The annual event features the 92-member Concert Winds and local high school ensembles. This year’s guest band is the Plainfield East High School Wind Ensemble, directed by David Lesniak ’99, who has served as an applied faculty member at North Central.  

North Central College students perform classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate”

North Central College students will perform Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Nov. 8-11.

North Central College students will perform Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Nov. 8-11.

Six performances will be staged at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

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