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North Central College jazz faculty Jim Cox, Jack Mouse perform Sept. 20

Jim Cox
North Central College jazz faculty members Jim Cox and Jack Mouse will perform “The Revenge of The Rhythm Section” Sept. 20 at the College.

North Central College jazz faculty members Jim Cox and Jack Mouse will perform “The Revenge of The Rhythm Section” Sept. 20 at the College.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College hosts Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series July 21-27

Janice Borla, jazz vocalist and North Central College lecturer in music
Jazz vocalists, recording artists Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Peter Eldridge headline Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concerts July 21-27 at North Central College.

Jazz vocalists and recording artists Janice Borla, Jay Clayton and Peter Eldridge headline the 25th annual Hot Jazz-6 Cool Nites concert series July 21-27 at North Central College.

“Peter Pan” features youth, adult actors from the community

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the family-friendly, classic musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the time-honored, family-friendly musical “Peter Pan” July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3 and at 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Dominic Guanzon

When it comes to music, Dominic likes to try new things. At North Central, it’s especially easy to experiment.

“You’ve got dozens of styles, hundreds of years and thousands of composers and artists to explore,” he says. “I see classmates switching from classical music to jazz and vice-versa. Some do both, including me—that’s what college is all about. You can take advantage of the highly experienced jazz department, the Mac labs equipped with music writing software and the finely designed Wentz Concert Hall.”

One of Dominic’s most influential experiences came from a summer jazz camp he attended on campus. It’s where he was first introduced to jazz.

“As someone who’d never improvised a solo before, I was probably the least experienced person there,” he says. “The friendly atmosphere opened a door I didn’t even know was there.

“North Central has given me ways to follow that path as someone who’s not only competent, but also passionate about music.”

Summer musicals feature students, alumni, community members

Casts feature students, alumni, community members

When North Central College presents its three musicals this summer, hundreds of children and adults from the community and College will take the stage as pirates and Indians, fairy princesses, disciples of Jesus, soldiers, lost boys, villains and more. Many in the cast have North Central connections as students, faculty, alumni and staff.

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar” June 28-30 and July 5-7 and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 28-29 and July 5-6 and at 2 p.m. June 30 and July 7 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Big names coming to North Central College for 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season

Blood, Sweat & Tears
North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

North Central College’s 2013-2014 Fine and Performing Arts Season offers chances to see many big-name entertainers in intimate settings.

Chicago Sinfonietta album recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall

A new album by the Chicago Sinfonietta was recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, a venue known for its exceptional acoustics.

A new album by the Chicago Sinfonietta was recorded in North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall, a venue known for its exceptional acoustics.

The new album, “Delights & Dances,” is the full-length recording debut by Mei-Ann Chen, music director of the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Cedille Records album features the Harlem Quartet in world-premiere recordings of works by contemporary American composers Michael Abels and Randall Craig Fleischer.

Tia Johnson earns Clarence Juhnke Award

Tia Johnson received the Clarence Juhnke outstanding student in music award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Tia Johnson, daughter of Kyungyee and Thomas Johnson, of Aurora was awarded the Clarence Juhnke Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes the outstanding student majoring in music.

A junior, Tia is majoring in instrumental music at North Central College. She is a graduate of Oswego East High School.

Dr. David Fuentes delivers Rall Symposium keynote address about music as research

David Fuentes, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address for North Central College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Every culture in human history has created music and experienced its power to shape thoughts and feelings, David Fuentes, Ph.D., said in his keynote address for North Central College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Fuentes, professor of composition and theory at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., spoke about music’s inherent connection to the human experience in his address, “Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening as Research,” May 14 in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

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