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NEIU student makes musical history: Steven Cristi

NEIU student makes musical history: Steven Cristi

April 29, 2017

NEIU senior Steven Cristi loves music. The secondary-education major also sings, writes his own lyri...

NEIU Music department gets fine tuning

NEIU Music department gets fine tuning

January 25, 2017

The National Association of Schools of Music has granted Northeastern’s Department of Music reaccredita...

Woodwind Wonders: Mozart as it was meant to be

Pablo Medina

September 6, 2016

Filed under Arts & Life

Clarinetist and arranger Marie Ross revitalized the art of playing classical music on authentic instruments. She presented the Historical Clarinet Workshop in August, in which she elaborated on the nature and works of Classical and Romantic-era clarinets. “It’s really difficult to get information about historical clarinet in the U...

Recording Bach: Quinta Essentia Jewel Box

Recording Bach: Quinta Essentia Jewel Box

May 25, 2016

I never hear enough recorder in my life. The same is most likely true for many people, even in kindergarten...

Trumpet Fantasies:

Trumpet Fantasies:

March 15, 2016

The quirky styles of original brass arrangements highlighted the latest edition of the Jewel Box Series...

Art, Education Plus Competitiveness Makes Beautiful Music

Art, Education Plus Competitiveness Makes Beautiful Music

January 27, 2015

The NEIU Concerto Competition was held at the Steinberg Fine Arts Center on Thursday, Jan. 22 in the...