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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.

Past Events

August 2018

Midwest Institute of Opera presents: Les Contes D’Hoffman (The Tales of Hoffman)

Date:
Friday, August 3rd 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472 Tickets are sold at the door day of performance only.

Midwest Institute of Opera Presents: The Pirates of Penzance

Date:
Saturday, August 4th 2018
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472   Tickets are sold at the door day of event only.  

Midwest Institute of Opera Presents: Les Contes D’Hoffman (The Tales of Hoffman)

Date:
Sunday, August 5th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472   Tickets are sold at the door day of performance only.

MUS110 Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, August 21st 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact the music office (309)438-7631

Advisement Convocation Hour – Music Education

Date:
Tuesday, August 28th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Advisement Convocation Hour – Music Education

Date:
Tuesday, August 28th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

September 2018

Convocation Hour- Hearing Health

Date:
Tuesday, September 4th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Guest Artist Convocation Hour: Dallas Brass Trumpet Artist, David Deshler

Date:
Thursday, September 6th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Guest Artist David Deshler will do a presentation on Entrepreneurship. For additional information contact Dr. Amy Gilreath (309)438-2388

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 16th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Anne Dervin, clarinet J.S. Bach (1685-1750), arr. Stokowski, ed. Sosnowchik – Passacaglia and Thema Fugatum in C minor, BWV 582 (c. 1708-1712/1924) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) – Ebony Concerto (1946) – 10’ Dr. Anne Dervin, clarinet --Intermission— Omar Thomas (b. 1982) – Of Our New Day Begun (2016) – 12’ Gustav Holst (1874-1934), ed. Matthews – Second Suite in F, Op. 28, No. 2 (1911/1984) – 12’ Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Sunday,…

State of the University Address

Date:
Thursday, September 20th 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

President Larry H. Dietz will deliver the annual State of the University Address at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018, in the Concert Hall of the Center for the Performing Arts.

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, September 23rd 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Thursday, September 27th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

School of Music Transfer Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact School of Music (309)438-7633

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 30th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

October 2018

Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Friday, October 5th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Eboo Patel

Date:
Tuesday, October 9th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), will present the keynote, "Better Together: Bridging Interfaith Barriers" at 7 p.m. October 9, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Wednesday, October 17th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Andy Rummel, tuba John Kock, narrator Antonín Dvorák – Serenade for Winds in D minor, op. 44 Darrol Barry – Concerto for Tuba Dr. Andy Rummel, tuba Aaron Copland, tr. Beeler – Lincoln Portrait John Koch, narrator For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Afternoon of Brass

Date:
Sunday, October 21st 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 23rd 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-5386

Guest Artist Kate Boyd, piano Recital

Date:
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

4th Annual TEDxNormal Event – Engage Your Mind!

Date:
Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the fourth annual TEDxNormal on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at ISU’s Center for Performing Arts from 9 a.m.-noon. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, October 30th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-5386

November 2018

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Friday, November 2nd 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Civic Chorale Concert

Date:
Saturday, November 3rd 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472

Men’s Glee, Women’s Choir, and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 4th 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, November 4th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Madrigal Festival Concert

Date:
Friday, November 9th 2018
Time:
11:25 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (309)438-2022

Music for All Concert

Date:
Saturday, November 10th 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Music for those with disabilities For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

Symphonic Winds with Normal West High School Wind Ensemble

Date:
Wednesday, November 14th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Thursday, November 15th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Omar Thomas, composer-in-residence Angelo Favis, guitar Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Stephen Goss – A Concerto of Colours Dr. Angelo Favis, guitar Percy Grainger (1882-1961), ed. Rogers – Irish Tune from County Derry John Mackey – Strange Humors Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Omar Thomas – Come Sunday WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Symphonic Band and University Band Concert

Date:
Friday, November 16th 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, November 27th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. David Collier (309)438-5386

December 2018

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, December 1st 2018
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

For information on auditioning contact Christine Hansen (309)438-7050

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 1st 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Saturday, December 1st 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Music for the Holidays

Date:
Sunday, December 2nd 2018
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

String Project Winter Concert

Date:
Saturday, December 8th 2018
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

January 2019

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, January 18th
Time:
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Cancelled: School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, January 19th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Cancelled: POSTPONED Concerto Aria Competition

Date:
Wednesday, January 30th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rescheduled for Saturday, February 2 at 2pm For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block (309)438-2540

February 2019

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Friday, February 1st
Time:
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 2nd
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Concerto Aria Competition

Date:
Saturday, February 2nd
Time:
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For additional information on the event contact Glenn Block (309)438-2540

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, February 9th
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

RED NOTE New Music Festival

Date:
Sunday, February 10th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Festival opens with a concert featuring the Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra and Illinois State University choruses.  Professor Glenn Block conducts the ISU Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Sydney Hodkinson's Clarinet Concerto, with faculty clarinetist David Gresham.  The ISU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, conducted by Professor Karyl Carlson, perform music of distinguished guest composer, Chen Yi.   The concert also features the three winning works in this year's Composition Competition:  Luke Flynn's orchestral work Rift, Jessica Meyer's choral…

Illinois State University Speaker Series: F.W. de Klerk

Date:
Tuesday, February 12th
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

F.W. de Klerk, former South African president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, will present “Bridging The Gap: Globalization Without Isolation” at 7 p.m. on February 12, 2019, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, February 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Friday, February 15; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. Joint Concert with O’Fallon High School Symphonic Band David Biedenbender (b. 1984) – Melodious Thunk (2012) Arturo Márquez (b. 1950), tr. Nickel – Danzón No. 2 (1998/2009) Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor --Intermission-- Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), orch. Moss – Chant Funéraire (1921/2004) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor John Mackey (b. 1973) – Kingfishers Catch Fire (2007) For…

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Saturday, February 16th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Marykatheryne Kuhne, guest conductor    Carl Holmquist (b. 1983) – Play!             Marykatheryne Kuhne, guest conductor  Chen Yi (b. 1953) – Dragon Rhyme  --Intermission--  Dinuk Wijeratne (b. 1978) – Invisible Cities Concerto for Percussion Quartet and Wind Ensemble             Illinois State Percussion Quartet Dr. David Collier Dr. Benjamin Stiers Matthew James Miles Bohlman     For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, February 17th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Guest Artist: Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker

Date:
Monday, February 18th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker and Pulitzer Prize nominee for his book, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. Co-sponsored with the College of Arts and Sciences and the English Department, Ross will speak on topics ranging from music’s intersection with social issues and politics to how classical music can remain relevant to younger generations. Following the public lecture, Ross will participate in a students-only Question and Answer session. This event is made possible through…

Jazz Ensemble I & II with guest trumpeter Mike Davison

Date:
Thursday, February 21st
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2540

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance

Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Thursday, February 28th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

March 2019

Afternoon of Brass

Date:
Sunday, March 3rd
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Symphonic Winds Concert

Date:
Friday, March 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor Rachel Maxwell, guest conductor Friday, March 22; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. William Schuman (1910-1992) – George Washington Bridge (1950) Julie Giroux (b. 1961) – Our Cast Aways (2018) Rachel Maxwell, guest conductor --Intermission-- Clifton Williams (1923-1976) – Caccia and Chorale (1976) William Grant Still (1895-1978) – From the Delta (1945) Marykate Kuhne, guest conductor John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), ed. Fennell – George Washington Bicentennial March (1932/2006)…

School of Music Audition Day

Date:
Saturday, March 23rd
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

Performance Convocation Hour

Date:
Tuesday, March 26th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Student performance

Wind Symphony Concert

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

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956) – Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme (2010) William Bolcom (b. 1938) – Song for Band (2001) --Intermission-- Paul Hindemith (1895-1965) – Symphony in B-flat (1951)   Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 for the fifth concert of the 2018/2019 concert season. The evening will be the culminating concert as the Wind Symphony returns home from a three-day outreach…

Rosśa Crean

Date:
Thursday, March 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music Composer and Sound Designer at Printemps Nori Studio will be premiering 3 pieces: Schöne Gespielin (Exquisite Playmate): From Sonnet 25 of the First Part of Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus.” In memory of young Vera Knoop, who died aged 18. She had been a talented dancer but suddenly stopped, took an interest in music, then died of a glandular disease. Rilke saw her only a few times. Just before she died, Vera said “Now I can dance!” Written for Baritone…

Men’s Glee, Women’s Choir, and Belle Voix Concert

Date:
Sunday, March 31st
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

April 2019

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 2nd
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Guest Artist Master Class: Allan Glassman, Metropolitan Opera Tenor

Date:
Friday, April 5th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tenor Allan Glassman has thrilled audiences throughout America and Europe for decades with his vibrant timbre and committed interpretations of roles. Critics exclaim “his very presence on stage made those around him sound better.” A regular at The Metropolitan Opera, Mr. Glassman triumphed as Herod in a production of Salomé and has since been heard in The Met’s productions of Billy Budd, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, Boris Godunov, The Great Gatsby, Carmen, Elektra, Káťa Kabanová,…

Civic Chorale Spring Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 6th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For additional information contact John Koch (309)438-2472

Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Madrigal Concert

Date:
Sunday, April 7th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (30()438-2012

Jazz Festival Concert

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

ISU Jazz Ensembles I and II with festival guest artists Chuck Owen, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist   For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Jazz Festival Concert

Date:
Saturday, April 13th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ISU Jazz Ensemble I with festival guest artists Chuck Own, composer and Jack Wilkins, saxophonist For additional information contact Tom Marko (309)438-2541

Percussion Ensemble

Date:
Sunday, April 14th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ISU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. David Collier and Dr. Ben Stiers, will present their spring concert in the Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Illinois State University. The warmth and beauty of melodic percussion is explored as the ensemble performs works showcasing marimba and vibraphone.  The beautiful interweaving of rhythmic melodic lines is found in both A Feeling of Coming Home by Victor LaBozzetta III and Bend by Peter Martin. Venturing into a sonically…

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Performance Convocation hour

Date:
Tuesday, April 16th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Opera Practicum Performance 1 of 2

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

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

Opera Practicum Performance 2

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

For additional information contact Tom Studebaker (309)438-8855

Symphonic Winds

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

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds Anthony Marinello, conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Wednesday, April 24; Center for Performing Arts; 8:00 P.M. Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Baron Piquant on Pointe (2011) Ron Nelson (b. 1929) – Courtly Airs and Dances (1995) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor --Intermission-- Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Honey in the Rock (2008) Ian Dicke (b. 1982) – Song of the Telegraph (2010)   For additional information contact the band office (309)438-2166

Symphonic Band and University Band

Date:
Thursday, April 25th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds

Start:
Thursday, April 25th
8:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 28th
10:00 pm

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Start:
Friday, April 26th
8:00 pm
End:
Friday, June 28th
10:00 pm

For additional information contact Dr. Glenn Block

Wind Symphony Concert

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

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Donald Grantham, guest composer Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – J’ai été au bal (1999) TBA – Band Concerto Competition Winner --Intermission— Jennifer Jolley (b. 1981) – The Eyes of the World Are Upon You (2017) Donald Grantham (b. 1947) – Southern Harmony (1998)   Please join the Illinois State University Wind Symphony on Saturday, April 27, 2019 for the sixth and final concert of the 2018/2019 concert season. We welcome composer…

Choral Collage

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

For additional information contact Karyl Carlson (309)438-2166  

Orchestra Concerto Aria

Date:
Sunday, April 28th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

May 2019

String Project Spring Concert

Date:
Saturday, May 4th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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

August 2019

Strauss’ Die Fledermaus

Date:
Thursday, August 1st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sung in English with English supertitles Performed with The MIOpera Festival Orchestra https://miopera.squarespace.com/

Puccini’s La bohème

Date:
Friday, August 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sung in Italian with English supertitles Performed with the MIOpera Festival Orchestra https://miopera.squarespace.com/

Strauss’ Die Fledermaus

Date:
Saturday, August 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sung in English with English supertitles Performed with The MIOpera Festival Orchestra https://miopera.squarespace.com/

Puccini’s La bohème

Date:
Sunday, August 4th
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sung in Italian with English supertitles Performed with the MIOpera Festival Orchestra   https://miopera.squarespace.com/

Music Student Convocation Hour

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

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

September 2019

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts (CPA)

Date:
Wednesday, September 4th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Choral Showcase

Date:
Sunday, September 15th
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

State of the University Address

Date:
Tuesday, September 17th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

President Larry H. Dietz will deliver the annual State of the University Address at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in the Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall,

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts (CPA)

Date:
Wednesday, September 18th
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

AsiaConnect Welcome Back Potluck Party

Date:
Friday, September 20th
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AsiaConnect cordially invites you and your family to the annual Welcome Back Potluck Party. AsiaConnect, an affiliated group at Illinois State University strives to promote cultural diversity across campus.  The group awards scholarships to students who study and promote Asian culture in the Bloomington-Normal community. Please RSVP by September 13 to Li Zeng at lzeng@ilstu.edu.

All-State Band Day

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

High School Band students are invited to this FREE event to learn from our Applied Faculty in instrumental masterclasses. Faculty will also work with students on the Illinois All-State audition music sharing performance advice for each instrument. Students and families that attend the event will be given complimentary tickets to the afternoon concert by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony. For additional information contact Band Office (309)438-2166

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 22nd
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor On the Town Jaromir Weinberger (1896-1967), tr. Bainum – Polka and Fugue from “Schwanda the Bagpiper” (1928/1961) Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble (2014) Davis Hale, alto saxophone Winner of the 2019 Illinois State University Band Concerto Competition --Intermission-- Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), tr. Lavender – Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town” (1944/2016) John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), arr. Fennell – Hands Across the Sea (1899/1982)…

Convocation Hour: Alexander Technique for Musicians Symposium

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

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

Jazz Ensemble I & II

Date:
Thursday, September 26th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

School of Music Transfer Audition Day

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

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

Symphony Orchestra Concert

Date:
Sunday, September 29th
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

October 2019

SWAT Wellness Gazebo – Center for Performing Arts (CPA)

Date:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Wellness Gazebo is a portable gazebo that provides health and wellness information to Illinois State students, faculty, and staff. Condoms and quit smoking kits are available for FREE, along with other resources and giveaways.  The gazebo is located on campus each week, usually on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The Wellness Gazebo is staffed by trained Illinois State University peer educators, the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT). SWAT is a registered student organization open to any students interested in health…

Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band Concert

Date:
Friday, October 4th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Charles W. Bolen Faculty Recital: Kate Lewis, viola

Date:
Friday, October 11th
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Convocation Hour: Alexander Technique for Musicians Symposium

Date:
Tuesday, October 15th
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Wind Symphony Concert

Date:
Wednesday, October 16th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Illinois State University Wind Symphony Anthony C. Marinello, conductor Marisa Miko, guest conductor Zachary Taylor, guest conductor Selected Repertoire W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Serenade in C minor, K. 388 (c. 1782) Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612) – “Sonata pian’e forte” from Sacrae Symphoniae (1597/1958) Zachary Taylor, guest conductor W.A. Mozart (1756-1791), arr. Cailliet – Overture to Le nozze di Figaro Richard Wagner tr. Bourgeois – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral Student Ensembles Flute Choir Clarinet Choir Saxophone Ensemble Brass Quintet Brass Ensemble…