Davee Media Library

Master Classes and Lectures

An overview of the performing ensembles, visiting artists, and academic activities that comprise the Institute for New Music at the Bienen School of Music.

Bienen School of Music alumnus Howard Reich (77), a longtime music and arts columnist for the Chicago Tribune, delivered the Bienen School’s convocation address on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Members of the Bienen School’s flute studio participated in an online master class hosted by Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the New World Symphony.

Donald Nally, director of choral organizations; Victor Yampolsky, director of orchestras; and Mallory Thompson, director of bands, discuss the rewarding experience of conducting Bienen School ensembles.

Jane Chu, former chairperson of the National Endowment of the Arts, delivered the Bienen School of Music’s 2018 convocation address on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

This portion of a master class by Nigel North features Chad Dillingham, guitar student of Anne Waller.

The Dover Quartet, Bienen School of Music Quartet-in-Residence, discusses why they love performing on campus and teaching Northwestern's students.

Jake Heggie presented the Bienen School of Music’s convocation address to graduating students on June 17, 2017, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.