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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

NCTV17 features David Sanborn in concert in the Wentz

NCTV17 features David Sanborn in concert in the Wentz

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Naperville Community Television features saxophonist David Sanborn in concert and on the record at North Central College in July. He praises the intimacy in Wentz Concert Hall in online news story.


Recent online videos about North Central College

Recent online videos about North Central College

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Jazz faculty member Frank Caruso leads student jazz ensemble in performance of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.” NCTV17 reports on Los Lonely Boys performance in Wentz Concert Hall. The Cavaliers drum & bugle corps perform in Res/Rec Center July 11.


Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and chair of North Central's music department, is presenting her paper “Reframing Leadership” today at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). CSEME brings together music education faculty, doctoral students and center fellows to examine contemporary issues and foster collaborative research on music teaching and learning.


North Central music department chair presents paper at conference

Ramona Wis
Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership.”

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June 11, 2010—Ramona Wis, chair of the music department at North Central College, presented her paper “Reframing Leadership” June 11 at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME).

Final weekend is filled with concerts, performances. Enjoy!

Final weekend is filled with concerts, performances. Enjoy!

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June 4: Concert Choir presents its graduation concert, 8 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, tickets $5/$3 June 5: Flute Extravaganza features NCC Flute Choir, guest artists, new work by Ben Wahlund, 3 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, free June 6: NCC Express show choir performance, 6 p.m., Pfeiffer Hall, free June 6: Opera Workshop showcases 10 student vocalists performing music by Gilbert and Sullivan and Johann Strauss, 7:30 p.m., Wentz Concert Hall, tickets $5/$3 June 6: Red Bike Performance Company presents “Little Re


North Central unveils star-studded 2010-2011 fine arts season

A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June, 2010—A star-studded lineup of classical, jazz and contemporary artists fills the 2010-2011 Fine & Performing Arts Season at North Central College.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Frankie Valli, Blues Traveler, Ramsey Lewis, Rachel Barton Pine, the Vienna Boys Choir, David Sanborn and Del McCourey with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are just a few highlights of North Central College’s most sensational season to date.

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