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NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS U N I V E RS I T Y

Connect with the Arts at NEIU


Connect with the Arts at NEIU Northeastern Illinois University offers an array of arts programming that engages the University and surrounding community. This is a guide to the many artsrelated events on campus and their impact on our community. We encourage you to get involved as a participant or an audience member. Contact information has been provided for each department or program. Audition for an ensemble or show, create programming or just enjoy the variety of available arts activities!

TABLE OF CONTENTS Art Department / Art in Response to Violence Annual Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Office of Cultural Events / Jewel Box Series / Presidential Lecture Series / Visiting Writers Series . . . . . 2-3 Fine Arts Center Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ensemble EspaĂąol Spanish Dance Theater and Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Classic Films on Campus / CMT & the Northwest Chicago Film Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Department of Music and Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Student Programming Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Department of Communication, Media and Theatre / Stage Center Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Impact of the Arts at NEIU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

STRATEGIC PLAN PLAN TIE TO STRATEGIC Throughout this document, blue arrows identify initiatives that directly support goals stated in the Strategic University Strategic Plan or the Values Statement. Goal

CONNECT neiu.edu/arts Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts at NEIU

WAYS TO CONNECT Take a look at ways that you can become involved in the arts at Northeastern Illinois University. Ways to connect appear throughout these pages.


Art Department The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is open to all art majors and minors. Students receive awards selected by the juror and are able to exhibit in the Fine Arts Center Gallery. Not an Art major? Classes that are ideal to get into without a lot of art experience are the ART 170: Studio Experiences general education art courses. These are held in the same studios as the Art majors and cover painting, drawing, small metals and jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and photography.

The student Art Club organizes various themed exhibitions each year and is a great way for students to connect in the department. Artravaganza is an end-of-the-year multi-exhibition event that coincides with the opening reception of the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. (It’s one big art party!) showPods is a storefront gallery exhibition in the Chicago Arts District in Pilsen. Students exhibit work in seven spaces in this vital art district.

Graphic Design student project

Did You Know? The Art Department has added an FYE course in Graphic Design and Multimedia!

Northeastern’s annual Art in Response to Violence Conference is a two-day event that promotes the role art plays as a facilitator of transformation, and how art and artmaking are processes of awakening, educating and healing.

Main Campus and has been sponsored by the departments of Psychology, Art, Counseling, Justice Studies, Music and Dance, English, Communication, Media and Theatre, and the Office of Cultural Events.

The conference takes place in the Student Union on Northeastern’s

Contact: Saba Ayman-Nolley s-ayman-nolley@neiu.edu

TIE TO STRATEGIC PLAN Goal 2: Academic Excellence and Innovation

Strategic Goal

Action Step 2.3 - Support, create, and sustain interdisciplinary courses and programs that lead to higher levels of critical, analytical, and integrated learning.

Art courses taught each semester

35+

Students enrolled in art classes each semester

900+

Art Department Disciplines

Senior exhibitions each year

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Art History

Metals/Jewelry

Printmaking

Department of Art

Ceramics

Painting

Sculpture

Contact Name. . . . . . . . Peter Goldman

Art and Technology

Photography

Graphic Design

Email. . . . . . . . . . p-goldman@neiu.edu

Number of Art majors 91 | Ave GPA is 3.14 | Number of students enrolled in an Art class: 955

Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (773)442-4910

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Jewel Box Series – November 2016

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Office of Cultural Events The Office of Cultural Events produces the Jewel Box Series, a series of professional concerts featuring national, international and local artists. Now in its 17th season, the Jewel Box Series is recognized for quality, diversity, innovation and collaboration among the campus and community.

The Office of Cultural Events also produces lectures, hosts visiting writers and film screenings, and publishes the annual Arts at NEIU brochure. The office partners with other departments and programs across the University to promote the arts.

Did You Know? Student tickets for the Jewel Box Series are only $5 (Purchase student tickets at the Information Center or at the concert.)

TIE TO STRATEGIC PLAN Goal 1: Student Success

Strategic Goal

Advance student success from recruitment through graduation by engaging all members of the Northeastern community.

WAYS TO CONNECT Attend concerts, be an usher or join a student arts advisory committee.

Highlights of Past Seasons

250+ students 700+ community members

Jewel Box Series Boston Brass Calefax Reed Quintet (Netherlands) Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues David Russell (Spain)

Student Impact Students have the opportunity to see amazing performances on our campus. The Jewel Box Series always brings new and interesting acts, and I requested to cover these events as a writer for the NEIU Independent. I want to encourage students and the community to take advantage of the opportunity to see great talent. Pablo Medina, Music Education major

Arts Fact Arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and lower dropout rates. Americans for the Arts Research 2013

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Over 250 students attend Jewel Box performances each year

250

Over 700 community members attend Jewel Box performances each year

700

20+ events produced each year (writers, lectures, concerts, master classes, etc.)

20+

Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Nicole Cabell Paquito D’Rivera & the Assads Rastrelli Cello Quartet

Presidential Lecture Series Edward Albee Margaret Atwood Ken Auletta Ana Castillo Deepak Chopra Michael Cunningham Kwame Dawes Jane Goodall Khaled Hosseini Suzan-Lori Parks Rebecca Skloot Cornel West

Rachel Barton Pine Rebirth Brass Band Sierra Hull Solas Spanish Brass (Spain)

CONNECT Office of Cultural Events Contact Name. . . . . . . . . Christie Miller Email. . . . . . . cultural-events@neiu.edu Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (773) 442-4978 Website. . . . . . . . . . . neiu.edu/jewelbox Facebook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts at NEIU

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Fine Arts Gallery The Fine Arts Gallery is a visual exhibition space committed to showing innovative works of art in all media within a pluralistic and culturally diverse setting. Students and community members are invited to attend free exhibits and artist receptions.

In the fall of 2015, the Fine Arts Gallery highlighted the work of NEIU alumni in a special exhibition. The gallery also features student work during the Student Holiday Art Sale each winter and the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the spring.

Did You Know? Each year the gallery programs both a faculty art exhibition and a student exhibition.

Arts Fact Empathy is the foundation of our humanity. By integrating the arts in our classrooms and allowing our students to be both creators and thoughtful perceivers of art, we help each student develop her/ his capacity to empathize and one by one help make this world a better place. Deidre Moore, teaching artist and AI coach in the San Diego public schools

CONNECT Fine Arts Gallery Contact Name. . . . . . . . Heather Weber Email. . . . . . . . . . . . h-weber@neiu.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . neiu.edu/artgallery

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Events each year

20+

NEIU students who actively participate in Art Gallery events

100+

Nearly 3,000 people attend gallery events each year, including nearly 1,000 students, faculty and staff, and 2,000 members of the general public.

2,000 members of the general public

1,000 students, faculty, staff

WAYS TO CONNECT Apply to exhibit at the annual student and faculty art show!


Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater An extraordinary repertoire of over 135 works (Spanish ballets, traditional folkloric suites and contemporary flamenco dramas) exemplifies the Ensemble’s dedication to its cultural and artistic mission.

Ensemble Español, founded in 1976 by Dame Libby Komaiko, is under the artistic and executive leadership of successors Irma Suarez Ruiz, artistic director, and Jorge Perez, executive director.

Ensemble Español has performed throughout the U.S. including New York, Puerto Rico and Hawaii, and has performed on four continents with concerts in Mexico, Costa Rica, Australia, Poland, Canada, China and most recently in Spain.

Did You Know? You can take Introduction to Spanish Dance as part of your Gen. Ed. requirements among several other Spanish Dance courses at NEIU. Olé! !

In residence at Northeastern Illinois University, the company’s mission is the presentation, preservation and promotion of the classical, folkloric flamenco and contemporary dance and music traditions of Spain.

WAYS TO CONNECT Sign up for a Spanish dance class! All are welcome.

Spanish Dance Classes DANC-131 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Introduction To Spanish Dance DANC-161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish Dance I DANC-203W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Experiences: Hispanic Dance I DANC-261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish Dance II DANC-390D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seminar In Dance Performance: Spanish DANC-390D Sec. 66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . American Spanish Dance & Music Festival “…Ensemble Español: Tradition and Innovation At Forty...Flamenco Passion enthralled cheering audiences with a fitting demonstration of that maturity in celebration of the company’s fortieth anniversary season this past weekend at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.” - June 20, 2016 | By Lynn Colburn Shapiro, SeeChicagoDance.Com

Members of the local, state, national and international public who attend Ensemble Español events each year

NEIU students who attended Ensemble Español events each year

50,000 1,000+ Students (University and community) who actively participated in these events

300+

Ensemble Español’s “Iroko” choreography by Rojas y Rodriguez

Ensemble Español produces over 150 events each year, including workshops, non-credit classes, master classes, performances, special events, etc.

150+

1,000+ NEIU students

50,000 members of the general public

CONNECT Ensemble Español Contact Name. . . . Josephine DiCesare Email. . . . . . info@ensembleespanol.org Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (773) 442-5916 Website. . . . . . . . EnsembleEspanol.org

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Classic Films on Campus Northeastern Illinois University is proud to have the Northwest Chicago Film Society in residence on campus. In partnership with the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre, these film screenings have been integrated into film studies courses at NEIU, which serve more than 200 students each semester. Each film series is curated by the Film Society and presented in traditional 35mm prints.

Films Screened (2015-2016)

Did You Know? In the spring of 2017, CMT will offer a new course. CMTM 390: NEIU Cinémathèque Students will learn about the material practices surrounding film, such as archival collection, preservation, and restoration, as well as distribution, exhibition, criticism and reception.

WAYS TO CONNECT Inspired by classic films? Take a film history or video production class in CMT!

Follow Thru (1930) Smile (1975) Gulliver’s Travels (1939) Summer With Monika (1953) Midnight (1939) It’s Trad, Dad! (1962) Housekeeping (1987) Bend of the River (1952) Marnie (1964) Westward the Women (1959) So This is Paris (1926)  Out of the Blue (1980)

2,709 audience members from the community 341 NEIU students

Illusion Travels By Street Car (1954) A New Leaf (1971) Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) Cooley High (1975) Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) Tiger Shark (1932) Susan Slept Here (1954)

Student Impact NEIU students greatly benefit from being able to see rare and classic films in 35mm prints. Our students in film studies classes are able to see films that are often unavailable in any other format. Experiencing these films on a big screen with a lively audience and then talking about them in class the next day is incredibly valuable. Assistant Professor Shayne Pepper

Peter Ibbetson (1935) The Sacrifice (1986)

Over 3,000 tickets sold (341 NEIU students and 2,709 audience members from the community)

3,000+

Moontide (1942) Old Ironsides (1926) Sunnyside Up (1929) My Own Private Idaho (1991) Cisco Pike (1972) State Fair (1933) Get Crazy (1983) Naked Dawn [IB Tech] (1955) Bringing Up Baby (1938) Killer of Sheep (1977) Love in the Afternoon (1957) The Student Nurses (1970)

CONNECT Classic Films on Campus Contact Name. . . . . . . . Shayne Pepper Email. . . . . . . . . . . . s-pepper@neiu.edu Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . neiu.edu/films Web. . northwestchicagofilmsociety.org

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Brute Force (1947)

Feature films screened in 2015-16

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Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965) The Bedroom Window (1924) The Road Back (1937) Chinese Roulette (1976) Breathless (1983) The Missouri Breaks (1976) Zaza (1939)


Classic films shown at NEIU: large image - “Peter Ibbetson” (1935); small left image - “State Fair” (1933); small right image - “Sunnyside Up” (1929)

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WAYS TO CONNECT All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to audition for Department of Music ensembles. Ensembles perform throughout the year at concerts attended by the NEIU community, visiting groups and the general public.

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Department of Music and Dance The Department of Music and Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and offers performance opportunities for majors, minors and non-majors. (Auditions may be required.) Degrees offered include

the Bachelor of Music, a Master of Arts in Pedagogy, a Music minor and a Dance minor. The department produces over 100 public events annually including recitals, workshops, lectures, master classes, festivals and special events.

Did You Know? You can take songwriting, voice or guitar classes as electives at NEIU.

TIE TO STRATEGIC PLAN Goal 2: Academic Excellence and Innovation

Strategic Goal

2.5 Support and create academic and professional development opportunities for students through internships, international study, research, service learning and career services.

Student Awards & Accomplishments: Katie Samayoa, trumpet performance major, won the 2016 Orvieto Scholarship. The scholarship award provides round-trip transportation and full tuition to the Orvieto Musica TrumpetFest 2016 in Orvieto, Italy. Sean Jeon and Ron Eshoo, guitar performance majors, won second place and honorable mention, respectively, in the Guitar Division of the Society of American Musicians 2016 music competition. Music majors Jierong Wang (piano), Andrew Fath (piano) and Christopher Hatcher (Voice) won the 2016 NEIU Concerto Competition and Elyse J. Mach Music Scholarship Award. All three performed with the NEIU Orchestra conducted by Brian Groner. Students (majors and non-majors) performed in music and dance ensemble performances in 2015-2016

Events attracted over 4,000 attendees from the University community and the general public

350+ 4,000+

Student Impact Recent graduate Elizabeth Kostencki on having her clarinet quartet arrangement recorded at WFMT Studio: “It was incredible to hear all the ideas I had in my head, and on my computer, come to life right in front of me. It was a surreal experience that I never thought I would have. It was a feeling that inspires me to continue writing music so I can experience it all over again.�

The Music Department hosts several in-residence programs, festivals and ensembles: Community Music Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . directed by Susan Tang

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Community Dance Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . directed by Rachel Burton

Department of Music and Dance

The Chicago Brass Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . directed by Travis Heath The Chicago Chamber Music Festival (CCMF). . . . . . . . co-directed by Jaime Gorgojo and Susan Tang The Chicago Clarinet Ensemble (CCE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . directed by Rose Sperrazza The Ruth Page Dance Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . directed by Venetia Stiffler Number of Music majors 77 | Ave GPA is 3.35 | Number of students enrolled in an Music class: 1,066

To find out more about music and dance classes or auditions for chorus, wind ensemble, orchestra or other ensembles, please contact the music office at (773) 442-5900.

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Northeastern’s Student Programming Board (NPB) The Northeastern Programming Board (NPB) is a student organization funded annually by the Student Activity Fee. Its mission is to provide a wide variety of co-curricular programming for students, by students. NPB is made up of three different programming areas: Arts & Entertainment, Diversity & Social Justice and Trips & Tournaments. NPB programs and events include student showcases, concerts, panel discussions, movies, documentaries, Student Union

exhibits, annual talent show with $1,500 in prizes, and the annual Fall Fest held each September. Fall Fest features live music, DJs, food vendors and many more activities to welcome new and returning students and kick off the new academic year.

Learn more about opportunities with the NEIU Independent newspaper, WZRD Radio 88.3 FM, Seeds literary and visual arts journal and Que Ondee Sola magazine by contacting SLD@neiu.edu.

WAYS TO CONNECT Help develop events for students! Volunteer to be a student planner. All are welcome to apply!

All NPB-sponsored campus events are free to students! If you are interested in joining NPB, contact Ernie Kimlin at (773) 442-4635.

Arts Fact Arts Have Social Impact University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city leads to higher civic engagement. http://animatingdemocracy.org

Student Impact CONNECT

NPB events

Join NPB!

Annual Talent Show

Contact Name. . . . . . . . . . . Ernie Kimlin

Films

Email. . . . . . . . . . . . e-kimlin@neiu.edu

Concerts

Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (773) 442-4590

Open Mike: Music/Poetry/Rap

FB . . Northeastern Programming Board

Fall Fest

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Absolutely fantastic! Such a great opportunity for students to experience professional musicians live, right where we study. I’m so grateful for the constant stream of live performances because there is always something to do, and something new to experience. Katie Shah, Music Education Major


Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Stage Center Theatre The Theatre program of Northeastern Illinois University is an integral part of a liberal arts education. Participation in Stage Center is open to all Northeastern students. The productions in the Stage Center Theatre are led by majors

and minors from the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre as well as students from all the colleges within the University. Whether participating on stage or behind the scenes, students develop skills that will serve them well in all facets of life after graduation.

WAYS TO CONNECT Auditions in late August for theatre productions

Arts Fact Arts spark creativity and innovation. Creativity is among the top 5 applied skills sought by business leaders—with 72 percent saying creativity is of high importance when hiring. “The arts—music, creative writing, drawing, dance—provide skills sought by employers of the 3rd millennium.” The Conference Board 2008

Number of CMT majors: 249 | Avg GPA is 3.00 | Number of students enrolled in a CMT class: 1,527

Approximately 200 students participate in productions each year

200

Multiple-run productions each year including the Mainstage and Children’s Theatre productions

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Approximately 500 community members attend each year

500

Each year approximately 1,100 NEIU students attend Stage Center Productions as audience members

1,100

1,100 NEIU student audience members

500 community members attended

CONNECT Department of CMT Contact Name. . Rodney Higginbotham Email. . . . . . r-higginbotham1@neiu.edu

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Impact of the Arts at NEIU NEIU arts programs are highly recognized and receive grants, sponsorships and private donations each year. Ensemble Español has received recent grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Chicago Community Trust, Driehaus Foundation, the

International Latino Cultural Center, Wintrust, Caerus Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Arts Work Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, After School Matters, the City of Chicago and Comcast, among others. The Department of Music and Dance has received recent funding from

Vandoren, Fix This! Instrument Repair, DANSR/Denis Wick and Quinlan & Fabish Music Company. The Office of Cultural Events has received funding from the Midwest Arts Touring Fund in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

TIE TO STRATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Goal

Goal 6: Fiscal Strength

Enhance Northeastern’s financial position by diversifying revenue sources and by strengthening institutional relationships with donors, public and private entities, and alumni.

Recent Media Coverage of NEIU Arts Events Buzznews.net

Crain’s Chicago Business

Hoy

Sun-Times

Chicago Reader

Daily Herald

Negocios Now

TimeOut Chicago

Chicago Stage Standard

Daily Southtown

New City Film

WBEZ

Chicago Tribune

DNAinfo Chicago

QConline.com

WFMT

Chicagoist

Edwardsville Intelligencer

See Chicago Dance

WTTW

Cine-File

Examiner (axs.com)

Splash magazine

Yareah

Tickets sold on campus to arts events in 2015-16. neiu.edu/tickets

9,534

TIE TO STRATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Goal

Goal 3: Urban Leadership

3.6 Enhance Northeastern’s marketing and public relations plan, inclusive of community outreach, to expand internal, local, regional, national and international awareness of urban leadership efforts.

“Arts and cultural production plays a significant role in the U.S. economy. The National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Commerce investigate the impact of arts Average annual growth in consumer spending on performing arts tickets and related items (arts.gov)

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and cultural goods, services, and industries—both commercial and not-for-profit—to the U.S. economy.” (arts.gov) Growth in GDP contribution from arts and cultural production between 1998 and 2013 (arts.gov)

10.2% 32.5%

Arts Fact According to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, (or 4.23% of GDP), a 32.5% increase since 1998. Consumer spending on the performing arts grew 10 percent annually over the 15-year period. NEA and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis – 2013 Report


Scholarships The Scholarships Office promotes and awards University scholarship funds to deserving students. The goal is to assist in lessening the financial burden that many students seek to overcome. Scholarship information (criteria, application and deadline) is offered for each scholarship awarded. The following is a listing of private scholarships through the NEIU Foundation that support the Arts initiatives. See also NEIU’s Scholarship Opportunities brochure for more scholarships that students can apply for. Brommel-Chan-Laird Scholarship for Ensemble Español Brommel-Komaiko-Perez Scholarship for Ensemble Español Brommel-Perez Scholarship for Ensemble Español

Brommel-Ratner Scholarship in Music Fritzman-Hallberg Award for Art Dr. Harry N. Hild Student Writing Award for the College of Arts and Sciences Iranian Heritage Cultural Fund The Reverend John M. Krump Scholarship The John and Eva Krump Family Scholarship in Music or Art Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh Servant Leadership Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences The Joan Sachs Memorial Scholarship Nada Spasojevich Scholarship Emily Vinson Stoffa Scholarship

Marlene Wilczynski and Kenneth P. Gill Scholarship George Rico Presidential Scholarship in Music Harold E. Berlinger Music Scholarship Ruth Hanna Memorial Scholarship in Music Elyse J. Mach Music Award McGowan Scholarship in Music Vincent Oddo Memorial Award Opera Piccola Award in Music Orvieto Musica Award Hamilton and Marilyn Viets Award in Music

WAYS TO CONNECT Visit the scholarships web page for important links and information. Apply for scholarships online!

This guide was produced by the Office of Cultural Events with assistance from all of the included departments and programs.

Christie Miller cl-miller@neiu.edu Director, Office of Cultural Events Vita Schweighart v-schweighart@neiu.edu Publicity & Promotions Specialist

CONNECT Scholarships Office Website. . . . . . . . neiu.edu/scholarships Email. . . . . . . . . scholarships@neiu.edu

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The Arts at Northeastern Illinois University