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Forst Quartet advances in St. Paul Competition

March 22, 2023

Forst Quartet, an ensemble of Bienen School of Music undergraduate students, has advanced to the finals of the 2023 St. Paul String Quartet Competition.

Bienen School hosts fifth biennial new music conference April 21-23

March 21, 2023

For the first time in five years, the Institute for New Music hosts its biennial Northwestern University New Music Conference (NUNC! 5) in person from Friday, April 21 to Sunday, April 23. 

Three opera stars headline Bienen School of Music spring series

March 14, 2023

Davóne Tines, Matthew Polenzani and Susan Graham are among the opera guest artists presenting Bienen School events this spring.

Working Wildcats

March 7, 2023

Current Bienen students Iris Ingelfiner, Mikey Ahearn, and Andrew Sprague share their experiences as student employees.

Bernard Dobroski (1946-2023)

February 21, 2023

Bernard J. Dobroski ’81 PhD, professor emeritus and former dean of the Bienen School of Music, died February 19, 2023, at age 76. 

Tania León Awarded 2023 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

February 21, 2023

Cuban American composer and conductor Tania León has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music.

First wearable device for vocal fatigue senses when your voice needs a break

February 20, 2023

Northwestern researchers, including the Bienen School's Theresa Brancaccio, have developed the first smart wearable device to continuously track how much people use their voices, alerting them to overuse before vocal fatigue and potential injury set in.

Northwestern faculty, alumnus among 2023 Grammy winners

February 6, 2023

Donald Nally, director of choral organizations at the Bienen School of Music, has won his third Grammy Award to date for best choral performance with The Crossing.

Untitled Quartet wins American Trombone Workshop competition

January 30, 2023

Untitled Quartet, a Bienen School of Music trombone quartet, has won the top prize in the American Trombone Workshop’s 2023 national quartet competition.

Talos Brass quintet advances to MTNA finals

January 24, 2023

Talos Brass, a quintet of Bienen School of Music master’s students, has advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition.

Bienen School announces new music concerts for winter and spring

January 23, 2023

Ted Hearne’s SCOTUS-inflected choral cantata “Sound from the Bench” and NUNC! 5 are among the winter and spring offerings at the Institute for New Music at the Bienen School of Music.

Andrew Megill appointed Director of Choral Organizations, Professor of Conducting

January 9, 2023

Andrew Megill has been appointed Professor of Conducting and Director of Choral Organizations at the Bienen School of Music.


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