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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

September 2020

Cancelled: Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 20th
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Anne McNamara, trumpet – streaming event only

Date:
Tuesday, September 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Anne McNamara (309)438-2388 https://youtu.be/k9MEi1tX-oE

Cancelled: Jazz Ensemble I & II Concert

Date:
Friday, September 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Graduate Recital: Stephanie An, piano – live stream event only

Date:
Sunday, September 27th
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student performance    

October 2020

Cancelled: Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Thursday, October 1st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Senior Recital: Gianna Politano, saxophone – live stream event only

Date:
Sunday, October 11th
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Cancelled: Wind Symphony Prism Concert

Date:
Sunday, October 11th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour – live stream event only

Date:
Tuesday, October 20th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/live/

Junior Recital: Lottie Heckman, soprano – live stream event

Date:
Saturday, October 24th
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Andrew Bilgri, tuba – live stream event

Date:
Saturday, October 24th
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Student performance

Senior Recital: Andrea McAfee, saxophone – live streaming event only

Date:
Sunday, October 25th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Student performance

Performance Convocation Hour – live stream event only

Date:
Tuesday, October 27th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances  

November 2020

Cancelled: Jazz Ensemble I & II Concert

Date:
Friday, November 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Joint Horn Recital: Andrew Ossler & Lorelei Junkel – live stream event only

Date:
Saturday, November 7th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

African Drumming and Dance – live stream event only

Date:
Sunday, November 8th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Oforiwaa Aduonum (309) 438-7340  

Performance Convocation Hour – live stream event

Date:
Tuesday, November 10th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performances    

Redbird Musical Adventures: ISU Orchestra – online only

Date:
Saturday, November 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

This event will be live streamed with advanced registration required.   For information please contact Dr. Kate Lewis at kjlewis@ilstu.edu  

Redbird Musical Adventures: ISU Orchestra – online only

Date:
Saturday, November 14th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event will be live streamed with advanced registration required.   For information please contact Dr. Kate Lewis at kjlewis@ilstu.edu  

Senior Recital: Devin Jackson, baritone – live streamed event only

Date:
Saturday, November 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Student performance  

Cancelled: Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, and University Band Concert

Date:
Tuesday, November 17th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact (309)438-2166

Collaborative Piano Recital – Live stream event only

Date:
Thursday, November 19th
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Geoffrey Duce (309)438-2409    

December 2020

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, December 5th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Cancelled: Music for the Holidays Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 5th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)48-2012

Cancelled: Music for the Holidays Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)48-2012

Cancelled: Music for the Holidays Concert

Date:
Sunday, December 6th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Karyl Carlson (309)48-2012

Cancelled: String Project Winter Recitals

Date:
Friday, December 11th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Adriana Ransom (309)438-8009

January 2021

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, January 16th 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, January 22nd 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, January 23rd 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Concerto Aria Competition

Date:
Wednesday, January 27th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

February 2021

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, February 5th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)48-7050

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 6th 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Christine Hansen (309)48-7050

RedNote New Music Festival

Date:
Sunday, February 7th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Friday, February 12th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, February 14th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II Concert

Date:
Friday, February 19th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

March 2021

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, March 19th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

ISU Men’s Glee and Women’s Choir Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 21st 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Evening of Brass Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 21st 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

ISU School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, March 27th 2021
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 28th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

April 2021

Jazz Festival Concert: Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Friday, April 9th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Jazz Festival Concert: Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Saturday, April 10th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

ISU Percussion Ensemble Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 11th 2021
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Symphonic Winds, Symphonic Band, and University Band Concert

Date:
Wednesday, April 21st 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 24th 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Choral Collage

Date:
Sunday, April 25th 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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