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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.

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.

Alyssa Allgood

Alyssa chose North Central College because of relationships she had developed with the jazz faculty while attending the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, beginning at age 12. “I felt confident I wanted to pursue jazz performance and would continue to gain an immense amount of knowledge and learning experiences from North Central’s jazz studies program. Students work with truly phenomenal professional musicians.”

Among Alyssa’s favorite experiences were recording a CD and performing with multiple jazz ensembles. “I recorded an audition CD with members of the faculty and submitted two songs to a student contest at Downbeat Magazine. What an incredible opportunity to collaborate with professional musicians and have a professional recording!

“The more I perform with music ensembles at North Central, the more I’m reassured of my love for jazz music and desire to become a professional musician. This means marketing myself as an artist, performing as often as possible and teaching privately.”

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.

Jazz vibraphonist Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in Madden Theatre

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Vibraphonist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Brad Stirtz performs Nov. 2 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Vibraphonist Brad Stirtz” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 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.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Jazz guitarist John McLean performs Sept. 14 at North Central College

Jazz guitarist John McLean
North Central College presents an evening with acclaimed music faculty jazz guitarist John McLean on Sept. 14 in Madden Theatre.

Audience members will enjoy an evening of stellar jazz by a member of North Central College’s acclaimed music faculty when guitarist John McLean performs Sept. 14.

“An Evening With Jazz Guitarist John McLean” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in 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.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

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