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Architectural group honors North Central’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center

North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center has received an award from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

May 17, 2012—North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center has received the top design award in its category from the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The facility was recognized with the AIA’s 2012 Mies van der Rohe Award in the category for innovative design. More than 140 entries in six service categories and 13 design categories were judged by architects. The 2012 AIA awards were announced April 13 in Springfield.

College hosts Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, summer concert series

Jay Clayton and Janice Borla perform in "Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites"
The 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and “Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites” concert series will be presented at North Central College July 21-27.

The 24th annual Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp and “Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites” concert series will be presented at North Central College July 21-27. The overlapping events are jointly sponsored by the College’s Jazz Studies Program.

Explore the Sound

Watch how in the fourth annual Explore the Sound concert, music ensembles performed in every location to demonstrate the acoustics of Wentz Concert Hall.

Building on Momentum: Scholarships

Cody Follis ’13 is pursuing his dream of becoming a lawyer and politician, participating in forensics while studying political science. Merissa Burnett ’13 wants to go into law enforcement and works at Campus Safety. Alexandra Williams ’13 is furthering her passion for music by majoring in jazz studies and plans on graduate school to become a professor of music.

Study Abroad Programs

Click here to watch how North Central College offers a variety of programs for the experience of a lifetime.

WFMT to broadcast Rachel Barton Pine concert recorded at North Central College

On April 20, WFMT-FM 98.7 will broadcast a concert by violinist Rachel Barton Pine recorded last year in Wentz Concert Hall.

On April 20, 98.7WFMT—Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station—will broadcast a concert by renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine recorded last year in North Central College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall.

The concert will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 and may be heard on the radio in the Chicago area at WFMT-FM 98.7 or online anywhere at wfmt.com/streaming.

Jazz guitarist John McLean performs March 30 at North Central College

Acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member John McLean performs March 30 in the 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 March 30.

“An Evening with Jazz Guitarist John McLean” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Canadian Brass returns to the Wentz for two shows April 14

The world’s foremost touring brass ensemble Canadian Brass returns to North Central College for two performances at 2 and 8 p.m. April 14.

Canadian Brass returns to North Central College April 14 for two performances featuring selections from its new album, “Canadian Brass Takes Flight.”

The quintet will perform two concerts at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Wentz Concert Hall at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $55 and $45; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Jazz pianist Frank Caruso performs April 20 at North Central College

Pianist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Frank Caruso performs April 20 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

Pianist and acclaimed North Central College jazz faculty member Frank Caruso performs April 20 in the College’s intimate Madden Theatre.

“An Evening with Jazz Pianist Frank Caruso” begins at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

College celebrates Sounds of New Music Festival April 11-12

Bang on a Can All-Stars, photo by Pascal Perich/Julien Jourdes
North Central College celebrates contemporary classical music with two distinguished groups during its annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 11-12.

North Central College celebrates contemporary classical music during its second annual Sounds of New Music Festival April 11-12. The two-day festival will feature performances by the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo and Bang on a Can All-Stars.

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