North Central College - Naperville, IL

Music education program receives national award

North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 11, 2010--North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

In the announcement to the College, MENC's North Central president remarked, "Your dedication and commitment to the young students studying to be teachers is such a contribution to our profession. Your guidance and knowledge both inspire and mentor these young people."

Music education program receives national award

North Central College's music education program has been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

Music education program receives national award

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of media relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 11, 2010--North Central College's music education program and its student chapter of the National Association for Music Education (MENC) have been recognized by MENC with an award for outstanding growth.

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Oct. 4, 2010--North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7. An international phenomenon and the longest-running musical in Broadway history, "The Phantom" unmasks emotions like no other show can, leaving audiences breathless.

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

North Central College students will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork "The Phantom of the Opera" Nov. 4-7.

College among first in nation to present "The Phantom of the Opera"

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


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.


Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

Brian Lynch touts fine arts season on radio

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Tune in to WERV-FM 95.9 "The River" before 9 a.m. today, Monday, Aug. 30, to hear Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch talk about the upcoming Sesquicentennial Fine Arts Season. Brian will be on the Scott Mackay in the Morning program as it broadcasts live from Tassos restaurant in downtown Naperville. Brian will talk about some of the artists performing this season, which features the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Leann Rimes, Blues Traveler, Frankie Valli and much more.


Sarah Arter

Sarah's love for diverse musical styles flourished when she came to North Central. She changed her musical pursuits from classical vocal study to jazz violin to classical violin. Nonetheless, she graduated in four years and managed to spend a full year at the University of Limerick's Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Sarah was one of the College’s first music majors to focus on violin performance. She created her own course of study emphasizing string and violin and performed with the String Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Violin Jazz Combo.

She credits North Central’s faculty with helping her take her talent to a new level. "I gained an immense amount of knowledge and skills from my professors," she says.  "Since North Central faculty are also professional performers, they have lots of connections and help students build their own networks."

Majors Minors and Programs : Music

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