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The Chicago Clarinet Symposium is a jam-packed, two-day celebration of the clarinet at Northeastern Illinois University's Main Campus. Registration will be limited so that each participant has a chance to meet and mingle with our guest artists, and one another. There are no events scheduled simultaneously so you do not have to miss anything. ...
Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. The drums range in size from roughly a snare drum to drums as large as a car. The most common drum size in taiko is the size of a wine barrel. During the 1900’s, taiko drumming became a musical art form that involved a music ensemble and tightly choreographed movements. ...
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No previous musical experience is necessary. Novices start with Beginner band or Duo lessons that concentrate on basic instrumental technique and note reading. More experienced players enter directly into Intermediate/Advanced Band.
For beginning students with at least two years of study, this small group is an ideal first ensemble experience. Rehearsals concentrate on basic ensemble playing, orchestral conduct, and the development of strong reading and listening skills.
Participants must have previous instrumental experience. Less experienced players begin with string sectionals. Intermediate/Advanced players enter directly into the String Orchestra.
For intermediate and advanced players, the Youth Orchestra performs quality string literature from a variety of eras and styles. Emphasis is placed on refining ensemble techniques and developing a student’s musicality through orchestral performance.
A Unique Class that brings the Actor into an ENSEMBLE opportunity. The class will create a devised theater piece using scripted material, character creation and development, and improvisation with production values of costume, prop, elemental set and music It takes the Actor thru a Rehearsal Process and into 2 PERFORMANCES to showcase the Created...
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Get set for an afternoon of sights and sounds! Celebrating the space where image and noise intersect with performances by GELKHEHT, Gabriel Howell ft. Osno1, Siobhan Thompson, Logan Kruidenier, Taylor Wilkes, and Stutz_. Event curated and hosted by Jonathan Stutz.
Learn your instrument with a focused group of 3 to 6 students of the same age group and skill level. Group Guitar meets for a 45min weekly lesson. All group lesson participants have an opportunity to perform at our semiannual showcases.
This fun drumming experience will be part drum/percussion instruction and part drum circle. Gain easy-to-use methods and techniques to access sounds on various instruments and have a blast while you play. Whether you are at a drum class, fire jam, or drum circle, these techniques enable you to hear your instrument better and access the sounds of your...
For burlesque, cabaret, and variety performers alike! Come learn more about tech notes. Learn what information is and isn't useful to technicians, stage managers, and running crews. Learn how to know when you've given enough info, and when you haven't. Come and refine your tech notes! Your future crews will thank you!
Do you want to learn about all the magic that happens off stage? This class is designed to provide you with an introductory knowledge of the tech basics in the world of live performance. Covering sound, lights, video/projection, stage managing, and technician/performer relations. This class will give you an all around understanding of the behind the...
It's never too late to learn an instrument and ukulele is one of the most fun and accessible ways for adults with a busy schedule to experience the joys of playing an instrument. Beginners to intermediates welcome! Level 2 is for those who have completed our first class or are at an intermediate/advanced level. Students need to bring their own Ukulele....
It's never too late to learn an instrument and ukulele is one of the most fun and accessible ways for adults with a busy schedule to experience the joys of playing an instrument. Beginners to intermediates welcome! Level 1 is offered for beginners or for those who have never taken a class. Students need to bring their own Ukulele. (Ukuleles available...
The Accelerated Program is designed for beginner students committed to becoming a working DJ Producer in a condensed time frame. This program takes 32 weeks to complete and includes 128 hours of curriculum along with 64 mandatory lab hours. There are no breaks built in. We meet for 2 hours twice a week, and systematically lay the...