Chicago Brass Festival

Founded by Dr. Travis Heath, the Chicago Brass Festival has been proud to host world-renowned performers annually and is dedicated to presenting quality concerts, master classes, and educational events. Past performers include: The Mnozil Brass, The American Brass Quintet, Christopher Martin, John Hagstrom, Gene Pokorny, Charlie Vernon, The Spanish Brass, The Boston Brass, Rex Richardson, Wycliffe Gordon, The Presidents Own Marine Band Brass Quintet, Oystein Baadsvik, Robbert Vos, B3+, The Burning River Brass, CALJE, Don Rader, John Almeida, Carole Nowicki, M5 Mexican Brass, Septura and more.

CHICAGO summer high school band camp (DAY CAMP)

July 22-27, 2018
The NEIU Department of Music and Dance will be hosting its first annual Summer Band Camp. NEIU faculty, staff, students and alumni will be working together to provide a week-long day camp with a spectacular experience. The camp will be for woodwind brass, and percussion players that are rising high-school freshmen through rising seniors. Students of all abilities will have an opportunity to develop their skills through the different classes offered. Spend a week with us this summer for an unforgettable musical adventure. 

Chicago Chamber Music Festival

Founded in 2012 by Dr. Susan Tang, as the Chicago Piano Festival, the Chicago Chamber Music Festival, co-directed by Dr. Tang and Dr. Jaime Gorgojo, takes place each August and is geared toward piano and string students ages 12 through senior year in high school to assist with the development of their inherent musical talent and instincts. Days are filled with private lessons, coaching of chamber music ensembles, practice time, master classes and performances by faculty and guest artists, student recitals and more. For more information contact Dr. Susan Tang.

NEIU C.A.S.T. (Creative Arts Standing Together) Summerfest

New camps coming Summer 2019!

Students (Junior High/High-School) of all abilities will have an opportunity to develop their skills through the different camps offered.  Are you interested in developing your skills as an artist and/or performer?  Are you looking to learn and discover new skills?  Join us for a summer of adventure!  Details coming soon!

  • Art Camp
  • Chicago Chamber Music Festival
  • Colorguard Camp
  • Concert Band and Jazz Camp
  • Dance Camp
  • Guitar Camp
  • Orchestra Camp
  • Rock Band/Pop Music Camp
  • Theater Camp