Music news

Northwestern College’s Symphonic Band has been selected as the state’s only small-college band to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Association conference this coming May in Des Moines.

Northwestern College will grant sabbaticals to two of its professors during the 2018–19 academic year. Dr. Juyeon Kang, professor of music, was awarded a yearlong sabbatical; Dr. Sara Sybesma Tolsma, professor of biology, will spend the spring 2019 semester on sabbatical.

Dan Laaveg, a 2007 graduate of Northwestern College who is pursuing a doctorate in organ performance at the University of Iowa, will present a guest recital on Friday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Northwestern College chamber ensembles will present a concert Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

The Northwestern College music department will present its annual Christmas Vespers service on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Corky Koerselman, instructor in music and director of alumni and parent relations at Northwestern College, will direct three honor choirs in November.

The Northwestern College Symphonic Band will present a concert focused on celebrating America and its military veterans, “Tis the Gift to be Free,” on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

The Northwestern College Heritage Singers and Jazz Band will present a concert on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Northwestern College music faculty and students will present a recital featuring the music of German composer Max Reger on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel.

Several ensembles and student soloists will be featured at the Raider Days Concert on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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