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Center for the Performing Arts

Location:
Center for the Performing Arts 351 S. School Street
Normal, IL

The construction of the Center for Performing Arts cost $19.8 million and was completed and dedicated in the Fall of 2002. An 800-seat concert hall and a 450-seat theatre are the building’s main features.

Upcoming Public Events

February 2020

Alexander Techniques Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Thompson, voice recital

Date:
Tuesday, February 4th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Elizabeth Thompson (309)438-8856

Concerto Aria Finals

Date:
Wednesday, February 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

School of Music Audtion Day

Date:
Friday, February 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 8th
Time:
8:00 am - 10:00 am

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Red Note New Music Festival

Date:
Thursday, February 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, February 16th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Symphonic Winds

Date:
Sunday, February 16th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Joint Concert with the Bloomington High School Wind Symphony Gustav Holst, ed. Matthews – First Suite in E-flat Shelley Hanson– Elegy for Albinoni Dr. Phillip Hash, guest conductor Omar Thomas – A Mother of a Revolution! Zachary Taylor, guest conductor John Mackey – Aurora Awakes LIVESTREAM Available: https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/live/   For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Wednesday, February 19th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances

Symphonic Band

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

For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166

NAfME sponsored Honor Band Concert

Date:
Saturday, February 29th
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For additional information contact Phil Hash (309) 438-8372

ISU Madrigals with Guest Choir: Little OL Korea from Chicago

Date:
Saturday, February 29th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Carlson (309) 438-2022

March 2020

Afternoon of Brass

Date:
Sunday, March 1st
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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

Alexander Techniques Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 3rd
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Jennifer Eberhardt

Date:
Thursday, March 19th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Eberhardt is fascinated by the ways ingrained stereotypes can affect our visual perception, attention, memory, and behavior. She will present the keynote "Biased" at 7 p.m. March 19, at the Center for Performing Arts Concert Hall. There will be a book signing after the keynote.

Concert Choir and Chamber Singers

Date:
Sunday, March 22nd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 24th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students perform

School of Music Auditon Day

Date:
Saturday, March 28th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Men and Women’s Glee and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 29th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 29th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ISU Symphony orchestra in concert with guest conductor Maestro Maurizio Colasantio from Italy and ISU artist professor of voice Elizabeth Thompson.  Music by Rossini, Mahler, and Beethoven. For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

April 2020

Symphonic Winds Concert

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

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Wind Symphony Concert

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

For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Music Factory

Date:
Monday, April 6th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Convocation Hour: Alexander Techniques

Date:
Tuesday, April 7th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Chamber Winds

Date:
Wednesday, April 8th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Tuyen Tonnu, piano

Date:
Thursday, April 9th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Horn Day Recital

Date:
Saturday, April 11th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Rachel Hockenberry (309) 438-5063

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 14th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music student performances

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, April 17th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Jazz Festival Concert

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

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

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 19th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-8022

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Wednesday, April 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact band office (309)438-2166

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact band office (309) 438-2166

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 26th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)438-2012

Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

ISU Symphony Orchestra in concert with winners of the ISU Symphony Concerto-Aria Competition. Music by ISU composition faculty Roy Magnuson and Ottorino Respighi. For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309) 438-2540