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.

Monday, December 23, 2013

DGN Trombones @ Chicago Christ Kindle Market

Endeavoring to spread holiday cheer, members of the DGN Trombone section independently organized a performance at Chicago's Christ Kindle Market today in Daley Plaza.  




Friday, December 20, 2013

Brayer Teague Presents "The Paperless Music Tour: iPads, the Cloud and Social Media" at Midwest Clinic in Chicago

Congratulations to Brayer Teague for a very successful, very insightful presentation on the uses of cloud computing and social media technologies as they relate to student travel and music program administration.  We, in the North High Fine Arts community, are all familiar with these technologies of course - as they have been integrated into many facets of our music and visual arts programs.  It was exciting to see so many music educators from around the United States (and the world!) come to learn from Mr. Teague this morning with the intention of adding these exciting technologies to their own teaching and music programs.

Congratulations Mr. Teague!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All Access Holiday Performance

DGN's All Access Choir performed today for residents at Villa St. Benedict in Lisle - and left the audience overjoyed and filled with holiday spirit. Congratulations All Access!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Chamber Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

This is a busy season of performances for our DGN select choirs.  Many students (and staff) are "out and about" in the community during this season, caroling and spreading holiday cheer.  

Thank you to the members of the DGN Chamber Choir for their joyful and inspiring performance this afternoon at the Parents' Club Holiday Tea!



Thursday, December 12, 2013

2013 Mosaic Art Show 'Best of Show' Category Winners

Congratulations to the following student artists who received 'Best of Show' Category Awards in the 2013 Mosaic Art Show:

Aubrey Saha: Self-Portrait (Black & White Drawing & Painting)

Emma Brzezinski: Sharkira and the Ugly Fish (Ceramics)

Nathan Eisenhut: Sweet Nectar (Computer Art)

Kat Gannon: Lycanthrope (Jewelry)

Maddie Mason: Two-Percent (Photography)

Rose O’Kelly: Goldfish Shots (Color Drawing & Painting)

Sandra Paurite: Marilyn Monroe (Mixed Media Design)

Images from the Holiday Mosaic Art Show #dgnmosaic2013

Hundreds of students artists from the DGN Fine Arts Department have two and three dimensional works on exhibition in the 2013 DGN Holiday Mosaic Art Show.  Please click here, or on the image, to view samples of their impressive work.

Caroling with DC Glee

DGN faculty were welcomed to a faculty meeting this morning with sounds of the season!  Thank you to our Concert Singers and our DC (Department Chair) Glee for leading the festive caroling this morning!

Mosaic 2013 Time-Lapse

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

IMEC Preparation with Don Owens

Last spring the DGN Jazz Ensemble was honored with an invitation to perform this coming January (2014) at the Illinois Music Education Conference in Peoria.  Students continue their work in preparing music for that important performance, and tonight the band welcomed Northwestern University Professor Emeritus, Don Owens, as a guest jazz mentor.  Mr. Owens, who was Mr. Teague's Jazz mentor at Northwestern University, is the fifth of seven guest-conductors who have agreed to serve as mentors to the band leading up to the January 23rd performance.  

Every member of the band thoroughly enjoyed working with Professor Owens tonight, and the sonic improvement in the band's interpretation of the 'conference set' was a testament to their collective respect for his knowledge, as well as his masterful teaching style.

Thank you, D. O., for inspiring us with your musicianship, intellect, and keen sense of humor.

You're Invited! DGN Holiday Mosaic Art Show!

#dgnmosaic2013 continues Wednesday!  Don't miss the Opening Reception of our Holiday Mosaic Art Show, featuring hundreds of exceptional works that are sure to inspire!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Images from #dgnmosaic2013