Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

All Access at Villas St. Benedict

All Access had the opportunity to perform today at the Villas St. Benedict in Lisle.  Congratulations to all of our members on a truly wonderful and moving performance!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mosaic 'People's Choice' Winner

Guests attending the Mosaic Art Show Reception, and North High Fine Arts students, were asked to cast a vote for the piece that was their personal favorite.

The 2012 Mosaic Art Show People’s Choice winner is Jewel Davis, for her ceramic sculpture “Calvin.”

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mosaic Video on CNN Website

An excerpt of the 2012 Holiday Mosaic Concert is being featured this morning on the CNN website.  Click here for a direct link.

CNN is sponsoring a virtual Holiday Sing Along, and each Friday morning, until Christmas, will feature several submitted videos on their Morning Express program.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Soulful Hallelujah - 2012 Mosaic Concert

Mosaic Art Show Category Winners

Congratulations to the following DGN Visual Art students who earned First Place recognition in various media categories at the 2012 Mosaic Art Show:

Ceramics: Amanda Irigoyen – “Kirahavi
Photography:  Virginia Kowara  -- “Swing”
Drawing: Kelly Mallon – “Flower Skull”
Design Mixed Media: Katherine Kucko – “Glass Flower on Brass with Light”
Painting: Gabriele Noreikaite – “Web of the Abyss”
Computer Art: Kevin Brinkman – “Why Now?”
Jewelry: Lauren Dawson – “Circles”

Images from the 2012 DGN Holiday Mosaic Art Show

Congratulations to all of the DGN Visual Art students with work in exhibition at the 2012 DGN Holiday Mosaic Art Show.  The depth and breadth of the work on display this year is breathtaking!

Eight DGN Musicians Garner All-State Honors

Eight student musicians from Downers Grove North High School earned nine All-State Honors in the 2012-2013 Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Composer Showcase, and ‘Future Music Educators Symposium’. Performance auditions were held last October at Carl Sandburg High School; musical compositions were evaluated by professional musicians and composers from across the country.

“We are really thrilled for these students and their families,” said Brayer Teague, Fine Arts Department Chair at North High.  “Many people helped these students achieve this success, beginning with their very first elementary school music teachers and extending to their private-lessons teachers today.  North High is very proud to have these incredible musicians representing District 99 at the All-State level.”

The All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra and Jazz Band will convene for a series of rehearsals in Peoria, IL, January 23-26, 2013.  Their concerts will be held at the Peoria Civic Center on the evening of January 25, and the afternoon of January 26, 2013. Composers will be honored at an awards ceremony on the morning of January 26, 2013. 

All-State Choir
Patrick Murray - Tenor I (Senior)

All-State Orchestra
Katie Krainc – Violin 2 (Senior)
Rachel Pfeifer – Cello (Sophomore)
Katie Portman – Violin 2 (Junior)

All-State Jazz Band
Brett Latman – Trumpet (Senior)
Spencer Schillerstrom – Tenor Sax (Junior)

All-State Music Composition
Spencer Schillerstrom – Jazz Improvisation: 3rd place (Junior)
Kaitlin Shannon – Commercial/Popular: 2nd Place (Junior)

Future Music Educators Symposium
Erin Elgass (Senior)

Mosaic Assemblies

Congratulations to the 300+ student musicians who collectively captivated the North High student body this morning with two more fabulous performances!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Images from the 2012 DGN Holiday Mosaic Concert

Congratulations to all of the musicians of the DGN Band, DGN Choir, and the D99 Orchestra, for fabulous performances at tonight's Mosaic Concerts!

Direct link to photo archive.

Mosaic Concert on CD

North High is pleased to welcome back recording engineer Mr. Kenneth Abeling, and Lincoln Music Productions. Tonight's concert will be digitally recorded from multiple microphones positioned throughout the auditorium.

CDs are $16. Order forms will be included in the printed Mosaic program, and are due to the Fine Arts Office by Monday, December 17th.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ho Ho Holiday Mosaic Concert … less than 24 hours away!

The 2012 Holiday Mosaic Concert is less than 24 hours away, and final preparations are underway to create an engaging evening of music that is sure to connect you with the holiday spirit!

Please join us in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium Tuesday night, for either the 5:30 PM or 8:00 PM performance.  Seating is open; doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each concert.  


Holiday Mosaic Tech

We are in full-on Mosaic Tech preparations today. Students are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to perform for upwards of 5,000 audience members this week.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Mosaic Art Show - Invitation

Please join us for the 2012 North High School Holiday Mosaic Art Show.  The show runs this week (Monday-Friday) with a special reception and awards presentation on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00 PM.  Hundreds of student works in a variety of 2D and 3D media will be on exhibition in the Main Street Lobby.  Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to attend this free exhibition.  


Friday, December 07, 2012

Musical Gifts

Members of the DGN Chamber Choir performed today at the Parent's Club Holiday Tea. Thanks to all of the choir members who performed for sharing their musical gifts.

The microphones were hung in the auditorium with care ...

... in hopes that Mosaic would soon be there.

Treble Choir Office Caroling Drive-By

Mr. Teague was working at his computer this morning when he was pleasantly surprised to turn around find members of the DGN Treble Choir caroling outside his office door.  What a great way to get in the spirit of the season!

YouTube Direct Link

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Landfill Harmonic

A powerful reminder that every child can benefit from exposure to the arts, and that how we treat our planet matters.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Mosaic 2012 - Tuesday, December 11th

Please join us for the 2012 Holiday Mosaic Concert on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 5:30 or 8:00 PM in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium of North High School in Downers Grove.  

Featured ensembles are the combined choirs of North High School, the District 99 Orchestra, the DGN Jazz Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the North High Wind Ensemble.  Come and enjoy many seasonal favorites, including the Hallelujah! from Handel's The Messiah and the 1992 Grammy award winning Soulful Hallelujah!  

The public is cordially invited to attend either of these free performances.  

DGN Jazz Combo @ LaGrange Christmas Walk

Congratulations to this DGN Jazz Combo, invited to perform this past weekend at the LaGrange Christmas Walk.