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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

October 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Tom Studebaker, tenor

Date:
Friday, October 20th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7631

Deb Austin Voice Studio Recital

Date:
Saturday, October 21st
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For additional information contact Deb Austin (309)438-8118

Music of the Baroque Masters

Date:
Sunday, October 22nd
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stephen Alltop, harpsichord; Josefine Stoppelenburg, voice; Sun-Young Shin, violin; Kate Lewis, viola, and Adriana Ransom, cello   Works of Bach, Telemann, Handel, and more.    

Chamber Singers Recital

Date:
Monday, October 23rd
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Tim Fredstrom (309)438-5174

International Education Week: College of Fine Arts Lecture – East African Lifestyle Through Music and Dance

Date:
Friday, October 27th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Peter Kasule Music, dance and rhythms are the voices of Africa. During the session we will explore the roots of dance, the singing of call and response as a form of communication, and the intricate syncopated rhythms that make up the daily African lifestyle. We will explore the fact that we cannot have music or dance without the African daily lifestyle; both are intertwined. We will learn that every rhythm played is a word spoken, and every word…

Senior Recital: Madlyn Wetzel, soprano

Date:
Saturday, October 28th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Hannah Johnson, soprano

Date:
Saturday, October 28th
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Matt Cornwall, clarinet

Date:
Sunday, October 29th
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Student Recital

Senior Recital: Asa Church, violin

Date:
Sunday, October 29th
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Student Recital

November 2017

Senior Recital: Hannah Deitsch, horn recital

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Acafellez Concert

Date:
Friday, November 3rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Student RSO acapella group.

Diva Delights – Michelle Vought voice studio recital

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact  Dr. Michelle Vought (309)438-8331

Senior Recital: Savannah Robinson, clarinet

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Recital

Clef Hangers Recital

Date:
Saturday, November 4th
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Student RSO acapella group recital

Music Factory

Date:
Monday, November 6th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Martha Horst (309)438-5447

Secondary Dominance Recital

Date:
Friday, November 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Student RSO acapella rectial

Senior Recital: Taylor Knowles, soprano

Date:
Saturday, November 11th
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Jonathan Slovik, baritone

Date:
Saturday, November 11th
Time:
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Jillian Forbes, violin

Date:
Saturday, November 11th
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

student recital

Saxophone Studio Recital

Date:
Saturday, November 11th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Senior Recital: Lisa Frustaci, clarinet

Date:
Sunday, November 12th
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Student recital

Senior Recital: Jessica Thurman, soprano

Date:
Sunday, November 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Student Recital

December 2017

Community School for the Arts Winter Recital

Date:
Sunday, December 10th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (30()438-8009