Bright Futures

Bright Futures


Bright Futures

The Science of Music

Join NIU Outreach and DeKalb County libraries, DeKalb Public Library (DKPL), Sycamore Public Library (SPL), and Cortland Community Library (CCL), for hands-on events and activities that explore the intersections of music, sound, science, and technology! Events are free and open to the public.

More information to follow as we finish composing our final touches!


    Celebrating Sound- Simulcasting with NIU's School of Music

  • March 26, 11:30 am – Simulcasting (NIU, DKPL, SPL, CCL)


   Mobile Musyc- Using iPads and the Musyc app to create your own concert

No device required!

  • April 1, 9:30 am – DKPL
  • April 2, 10 am – SPL
  • April 3, 10 am – CCL

   Recycling Rocks- Using found and recycled materials to create your own instrument

  • April 16, 4 pm – DKPL
  • April 17, 4 pm – SPL
  • April 24, 4 pm – CCL


    Circuit Bending- Rewiring toys to make crazy cool electric sounds  

  • May 17, 9 am – NIU Swen Parson 146


     Bright Futures Fair- Join Bright Futures, the DeKalb Municipal Band, and other experts for a night of family fun with sound!

  • June 10, 5:30 pm – Hopkins Park

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