Welcome to the Bienen School of Music! 

The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music offers undergraduate students a unique education, combining conservatory-level musical training with the academic rigor of a top-tier research institution. A Bienen School education provides students with skills and values—superb musicianship, a mastery of communication, and a commitment to excellence—that prepare them for success wherever their interests may lead. 

Undergraduate students pursue degrees in performance and academic music studies and enjoy an array of dual degree and double major opportunities. 

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Renowned Faculty

At the core of the Bienen School’s outstanding musical education is its faculty, consisting of more than 120 performers, composers and scholars.

Diverse Programs

The Bienen School offers a range of academic music programs and performance opportunities.