Conductor and composer Kevin Vondrak ’17 MMus talks about his arrangement of the “Alma Mater” and breaking out of a creative funk during COVID-19.Continue reading on Northwestern Magazine
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September 9, 2021
More than 100 alumni, faculty, and current students of the Bienen School of Music will participate in Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival September 15 through October 4.
April 28, 2021
The Bienen School of Music presented its first live, in-person performances since March 2020 with the world premiere of Eclipse, a work designed to be performed in a socially distanced setting under a full moon.
March 12, 2021
Kate Lee ‘17 was named the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2021 Outstanding Early Career Educator of the year. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight.
January 15, 2021
Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa ‘14 MMus has won the First Prize in the 2016 Sphinx Competition, the Astral Artists 2017 National Auditions, and the Alhambra Orchestra Concerto Competition. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.
December 17, 2020
Professor Donald Nally and The Crossing’s recording of Eriks Esenvalds’s "Earth Teach Me Quiet" was named one of the 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020 by the New York Times.
December 1, 2020
Conductor and composer Kevin Vondrak ’17 MMus talks about his arrangement of the “Alma Mater” and breaking out of a creative funk during COVID-19.
November 30, 2020
Several Bienen School faculty and alumni have received 2021 Grammy Award nominations.
November 21, 2020
The Bienen Contemporary Early Vocal Ensemble’s performance of the Alma Mater was featured in a new Northwestern public service announcement.
September 1, 2020
On Monday, April 6, the Bienen School of Music began a historic spring quarter. Rather than meeting in classrooms, studios, and rehearsal halls, students and faculty gathered virtually.
August 13, 2020
It’s not just numbers of students that is an issue during COVID-19, but also what arts education entails, said Donald Nally, director of choral organizations at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.