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Two Bienen ensembles to compete in MTNA Finals

January 10, 2020

Two Bienen School of Music student ensembles have advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition.

Bienen School of Music seeks nominations for $100,000 Nemmers prize

January 7, 2020

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites nominations for the 2020 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The biennial prize will be awarded in spring 2020.

Mallory Thompson to receive Medal of Honor at Midwest Clinic

December 12, 2019

Bienen School faculty member Mallory Thompson will be awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic on December 18, 2019.

Winter Chamber Music Festival lineup includes James Ehnes, Stephanie Blythe

December 11, 2019

Performances in the 24th annual Winter Chamber Music Festival include the festival debuts of the Aizuri Quartet, American String Quartet and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, as well as the return of James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong and the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam.

Grammy nominations honor faculty and alumni

November 22, 2019

Nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards include Bienen faculty, alumni, and the current winner of the school's Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.

Alumnus Steven Banks Named Young Concert Artists’ First Saxophonist Winner

November 18, 2019

Banks (pictured, top left) was one of four winners in the final round of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions on November 17.

Bienen School of Music presents 2019 winter holiday concerts

November 12, 2019

Bienen School ensembles present jazz, choral, and orchestral performances to celebrate the season.

Bienen School professor honored by Society for Music Theory

November 11, 2019

Richard Ashley was honored by the Society for Music Theory at a November 9 awards ceremony in Columbus.

Bienen School presents Chicago-area premiere of David T. Little's Dog Days

October 24, 2019

The Northwestern Opera Theater and Institute for New Music production runs November 21 to 24.

Skyline Piano Artist Series Opens with Richard Goode

October 9, 2019

The 2019-20 Skyline Piano Artist Series opens October 18 with a sold-out performance by inaugural Jean Gimbel Lane Prize winner Richard Goode.

Bienen Alumni Advance to Young Concert Artists International Audition Finals

October 4, 2019

Steven Banks and Ansel Norris advance to the auditions' final round on November 17.

Mexico's National Chamber Orchestra Announces New Principal Conductor

October 3, 2019

Bienen School alumnus Ludwig Carrasco was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Mexico's National Chamber Orchestra.

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