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Centennial East

Location:
Centennial East 401 S. School Street
Normal, IL

The School of Music is housed in Centennial East, along with Kemp Recital Hall, and Allen and Westhoff Theatres.

Centennial East opened in 1959 and was named for the University’s Centennial Celebration in 1957. The Kemp Recital Hall was named after Benny B. Kemp. Kemp was a piano instructor at Illinois State and an assistant to the department chairman and Coordinator of Recital Programs. He had been at the University since 1963.

Allen Theatre was named after Mabel Clare Allen. Westhoff Theatre was named after Frank W. Westhoff. He taught at the University from 1900-38 and served as first head of the Music Department.

Upcoming Events

February 2017

Violin Studio Recital

Date:
Monday, February 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Sarah Gentry (309)438-3458

March 2017

Junior Recital: Katherine Cosenza, voice

Date:
Saturday, March 4th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student performance

Chamber Winds

Date:
Sunday, March 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Kim Risinger (309)438-8100

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Faculty Jazz

Date:
Thursday, March 9th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tom Marko (309)438-2541.

Junior Recital: Regina Vendetti, viola

Date:
Tuesday, March 21st
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A student performance by Regina Vendetti.

Graduate Recital: Kelsey Klopfenstein, violin

Date:
Thursday, March 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A student recital by Kelsey Klopfenstein.

Collaborative Piano Recital

Date:
Friday, March 24th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tuyen Tonnu (309)438-8423

Graduate Recital: Alex Clay, flute

Date:
Friday, March 24th
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Natalie Hoijer, flute

Date:
Saturday, March 25th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student performance

Viola Day Recital

Date:
Saturday, March 25th
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309)438-2951

Graduate Recital: Christine Cicha, cello

Date:
Saturday, March 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Praneeth Madoori, violin

Date:
Sunday, March 26th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A student recital by Praneeth Madoori.

Senior Recital: Joshua Stefans, voice

Date:
Sunday, March 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student performance

REDNOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Monday, March 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

REDNOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Tuesday, March 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

REDNOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Wednesday, March 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

REDNOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Thursday, March 30th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carl Schimmel (309)438-3477

Staff Recital: Tim Schachtschneider, tuba and Christine Hansen, horn

Date:
Friday, March 31st
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For additional information contact Tim Schachtschneider (309) 438-5286.

April 2017

Graduate Recital: Kinza Hagerup, piano

Date:
Saturday, April 1st
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student performance

Sophomore Recital: Larkin Babbitt, cello

Date:
Saturday, April 1st
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sophomore Music Recital: Larkin Babbitt, cello

Graduate Recital: Yiseul Lee, piano

Date:
Saturday, April 1st
Time:
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Cassie Metz, flute

Date:
Sunday, April 2nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Kyla Gwyn, violin

Date:
Sunday, April 2nd
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Lisa Ourada, violin

Date:
Sunday, April 2nd
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Student recital

Guitar Ensemble Recital

Date:
Monday, April 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309)438-8960

Guest Artist Recital: Pablo Rincon, horn

Date:
Thursday, April 6th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Lauren Hunt (309) 438-5063.

Piano Project

Date:
Thursday, April 6th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tuyen Tonnu (309)438-8423

Senior Recital: Michael Pranger, trumpet

Date:
Sunday, April 9th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Cayce Bernhardt, voice

Date:
Sunday, April 9th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Maria Goydy Rios, cello

Date:
Sunday, April 9th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Douglas Temples, viola

Date:
Sunday, April 9th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Music Factory

Date:
Tuesday, April 11th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Roy Magnuson (309)438-8524

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Paul Nolen, sax and Geoffrey Duce, piano

Date:
Wednesday, April 12th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Paul Nolen (309) 438-8872

String and Piano Chamber Music Recital

Date:
Thursday, April 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Kate Lewis (309)438-2951

Graduate Recital: Michael Barranco, percussion

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Christine Ewald, sax

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Devin Cano, saxophone

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Brett Thole, sax

Date:
Saturday, April 15th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Performance

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Andy Rummel, tuba and Ben Stiers, percussion

Date:
Tuesday, April 18th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Andy Rummel (309)438-5817

Jazz Combos

Date:
Thursday, April 20th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Marko (309)438-2541

Joint Voice Recital: Eric Masini and Anna Ramsey

Date:
Friday, April 21st
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Recital

Graduate Recital: Ping-Yin Pao, piano

Date:
Friday, April 21st
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Jack Gordon, horn

Date:
Sunday, April 23rd
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Jenny Pearl Tan, piano

Date:
Sunday, April 23rd
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Megan Arntzen, soprano

Date:
Sunday, April 23rd
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Sean Whelan, bass (voice)

Date:
Sunday, April 23rd
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Student performance

Chamber Winds

Date:
Monday, April 24th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Kim Risinger (309)438-8100

Graduate Recital: Anh Nguyen, piano

Date:
Tuesday, April 25th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Student recital

Guitar Studio Recital

Date:
Wednesday, April 26th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Angelo Favis (309) 438-8960

Opera Practicum

Date:
Thursday, April 27th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Vickers (309)438-8855

Senior Recital: Matthew Jewell, bassoon

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Christina Angle, saxophone

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Student performance

Graduate Recital: Jacob Hilton, tuba

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student recital

Junior Recital: Andrew McGowan, euphonium

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Rachael Miller, violin

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Student recital

Graduate Recital: Bryce Bowlin, euphonium

Date:
Sunday, April 30th
Time:
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Student performance