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Theatre Head Re-elected to International Post

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Alexander Gelman, Director of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, has been re-elected to the University/Resident Theatre Association Board of Directors as Treasurer.

The URTA board consists of six directors and four officers elected from member schools, with elections conducted in the fall. The board has responsibility for the governance of the association and, as a collection of experts in the areas of theater and theater training, has considerable influence in guiding URTA’s ongoing services and new programs. URTA is the nation's largest association of professional, graduate theater training programs and related professional theater companies, consisting of 39 influential universities (38 in the United States and one in the United Kingdom) and 15 partnered theater companies.

Gelman was elected by a unanimous vote, along with new Directors Jacob Pinholster, director of the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts…

TrumpetFest Features Principal Players of Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera

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Chris Martin
William Denton
The NIU School of Music is pleased to announce the upcoming "Principal Trumpet-Fest" which will take place Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. The event is being hosted by Professor Mark Ponzo and will feature performances and master classes by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Trumpet Chris Martin and Lyric Opera Orchestra Principal Trumpet William Denton, as well as concerts by the award-winning Illinois Brass Band and several noted NIU trumpet alumni.

Principal Trumpet-Fest Northern Illinois University William Denton – Chicago Lyric Opera   Chris Martin – Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday, April 3 Master Class – William Denton 3:00 – 5:00 Recital Hall Recital – William Denton 8:00 Recital Hall Saturday, April 4 Master Class – William Denton and Chris Martin 10:00 – 11:30 Concert Hall Master Class – Chris Martin 2:00 – 3:00 Concert Hall Concert – Illinois Brass Band 3:00 – 4:30 Concert Hall Concert – NIU Alumni Trumpet Recital 5:00 – 6:30 …