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Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series continues

June 15, 2022

The Bienen School is continuing its Black Composer Showcase series with three more videos highlighting Black composers.

Cellist Sydney Lee wins Washington International Competition

June 2, 2022

Sydney Lee, a master’s cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, has won first prize and $10,000 in the 2022 Washington International Competition for Strings.

Victor Yampolsky to retire from Bienen School after 38 years of teaching, conducting

June 1, 2022

Victor Yampolsky, the Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. Professor in Music Performance, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year, marking the conclusion of a 38-year teaching and conducting career at Northwestern.

Galvin Cello Quartet wins 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition

May 26, 2022

The Bienen School of Music’s Galvin Cello Quartet has been named a winner of the Concert Artists Guild’s 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition.

James Moore (1929 – 2022)

May 19, 2022

James Edwin Moore, former director of field services at the Bienen School of Music, died April 14, 2022, at the age of 92.

Cellist Sydney Lee wins second prize in Classic Strings Competition

May 19, 2022

Sydney Lee, a master’s cello student of Hans Jensen at the Bienen School of Music, has won second prize in the 2022 Classic Strings International Cello Competition.

Bienen School presents Puccini’s “La bohème”

May 12, 2022

The Bienen School of Music will bring Giacomo Puccini’s “La bohème” to the stage May 26 through 29 at Cahn Auditorium. 

Two alumni awarded 2022 Sphinx MPower Artist Grants

May 10, 2022

Alumni Alex Laing ’96 and Kenneth Thompkins ’89 are among the recipients of a 2022 MPower Artist Grant from the Sphinx Organization.

Jennifer Koh to address Bienen School class of 2022

April 28, 2022

Violinist Jennifer Koh will present the Bienen School of Music’s convocation address on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 1 p.m. Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

“Choral” reef project by Northwestern artists featured at Chicago’s Art on theMART

April 22, 2022

Choral, an audio/visual projection by two Northwestern artists that imagines coral reefs as the metaphorical “voice” of climate change, is being presented to the public this spring as part of Chicago’s Art on theMART program.

Bienen School concert celebrates retiring faculty Steven Cohen and Gail Williams

April 19, 2022

Faculty clarinetist Steven Cohen and hornist Gail Williams will perform a final recital together in May before they retire from Northwestern University, culminating a combined 50 years of service.

Alumna Phyllis Chen awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 12, 2022

Bienen School of Music alumna Phyllis Chen ’00 MMus has been awarded a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

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