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Winter Chamber Music Festival lineup includes Grammy Award-winning quartet

December 6, 2023

The 27th Winter Chamber Music Festival returns to Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music Jan. 5 to 21, 2024.


Two Bienen School faculty receive publication awards

November 14, 2023

Bienen professors Danuta Mirka and Daniel Shanahan of the music theory and cognition program have recently received major awards for their publications.

Bienen School alumni, faculty among 2024 Grammy Nominees

November 10, 2023

Several Bienen School of Music artists are among the 2024 Grammy Award nominees.

‘The Emperor of Atlantis’ gets a modern update

October 31, 2023

A new staging of a classic opera and a master class lead by Grammy Award-winning American soprano Christine Brewer are among the highlights of the fall voice and opera season at the Bienen School of Music. 

Tania León at Northwestern

October 19, 2023

Nemmers Prize winner Tania León discussed her work with the Contemporary Music Ensemble in an episode of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices." 

Northwestern’s first woman director of bands to retire

October 5, 2023

Mallory Thompson, director of bands and John W. Beattie Chair of Music at the Bienen School of Music, will retire at the end of the 2023-24 academic year following a 28-year teaching and conducting career at Northwestern. 

Discover fresh jazz listening experiences

September 29, 2023

Starting this fall, jazz music fans will have more than twice the number of opportunities to enjoy performances at Northwestern as the Bienen School of Music increases its jazz concert offerings from three per academic quarter to seven. 

Dismantling the effects of colonialism in theatre

September 20, 2023

The Sawyer Seminar “On Decolonizing Theatre” is a multi-disciplinary series of public panel discussions that explore the theory and practice of decolonization through cultural production.

Bienen School of Music subscription series return for 2023-24 season

July 10, 2023

Six Northwestern University debuts are in store for the 2023-24 season as the Bienen School of Music resumes its four guest artist subscription series showcasing a diverse lineup of talent from around the world.

Sheldon Harnick, Northwestern Alum and Broadway Legend, Dead at 99

June 23, 2023

Sheldon Harnick (BSM49), famed theatrical songwriter and colyricist of Fiddler of the Roof, passed away June 23 at the age of 99.   

Jonathan Bailey Holland Named Dean of the Bienen School of Music

May 31, 2023

Jonathan Bailey Holland has been named dean of the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, effective September 1.

Maria João Pires awarded 2023 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize

May 26, 2023

The Bienen School of Music has awarded Maria João Pires the $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance.


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