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.
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.