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Percussion concert May 31, Concert Choir performance June 1

Percussion concert May 31, Concert Choir performance June 1

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On Thursday, May 31, the North Central College Percussion Ensemble, directed by Lecturer in Music George Blanchet, with Percussion Soloist will present a percussion concert, titled “Batuque.” Held in Wentz Concert Hall, the percussion extravaganza will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free.



Hear Chamber Singers tonight in concert

Hear Chamber Singers tonight in concert

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Tonight, North Central College’s 16-voice Chamber Singers presents its spring concert “Metamorphosis” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Wentz Concert Hall. The concert includes a retrospective of the year’s Chamber Singers music, including Renaissance and contemporary works, pieces by Eric Whitacre and Imogen Heap, songs in English, Portuguese, Xhosa, Latin and French, and an original piece by Brian Mengler ’13.



A conversation with rap artist FM Supreme

A conversation with rap artist FM Supreme

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The campus community is invited to join Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science, and his IDS 125 Music & Politics seminar for a special appearance by Chicago-based hip-hop recording artist FM Supreme from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Koten Chapel. The free event will feature a conversation between FM Supreme and Caliendo that will include her thoughts about women in hip-hop, the importance of education, the influence of spirituality in her music and life, and the ways music can be an agent for social change. There will be a Q&A and performance.



Two faculty concerts this week

Two faculty concerts this week

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A member of North Central’s jazz faculty, John McLean will perform “An Evening with Jazz Guitarist John McLean” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Wentz Concert Hall.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news about the men’s basketball tourney and coach Raridon’s conference honor, and a review and preview of fine arts events.

Sun-Times Media:
“North Central top seed at CCIW tourney” in men's basketball
“Raridon CCIW Co-Coach of the Year” and more athletic news briefs
Adam Sandler hit comes to NCC stage” previews "The Wedding Singer" March 3-6



Explore the sounds of music

Explore the sounds of music

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Several of the College’s choral and instrumental ensembles will perform in Wentz Concert Hall—from every possible location—at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. “Explore the Sound III” will feature the 45-voice Women’s Chorale and the 17-voice mixed Chamber Singers—both under the direction of Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music—and the 55-voice Cardinal Chorus, under the direction of Jacqueline Schutt.



Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky is composer-in-residence

Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky is composer-in-residence

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Faculty and students are enjoying the rare chance to collaborate with a composer of international fame. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky, North Central's composer-in-residence, is sharing his vast experience that includes commissions for renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, countless movie scores and other international projects. A native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, he most recently has been a composer-in-residence at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.



Wis is featured speaker at music educators conference

Wis is featured speaker at music educators conference

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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.



New faculty member in the news

New faculty member in the news

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Quad-Cities Online: “Pendulum swings with duets for sax and laptop” features new faculty member Assistant Professor of Music Jonathon Kirk and his electronic musical expertise using his laptop. He’s part of the instrumental duo Pendulum.


Ramona Wis presents workshops to directors, educators

Ramona Wis presents workshops to directors, educators

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Ramona M. Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, professor and chair of music, presented a workshop to an international audience of artistic directors during the Sister Singers Network conference in Chicago in July. Her session was titled “Influence Changes Everything: How Conductors Can Create Momentum and Achieve Success (and still sleep at night).” More recently, Wis facilitated a workshop with the K-12 music educators of Indian Prairie School District 204. Held Aug.


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