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Shanahan and colleagues awarded NSF grant to study impact of sound on learning

November 14, 2022

Daniel Shanahan, associate professor of music theory and cognition in the Bienen School of Music, is part of a new project funded by the National Science Foundation.

Alumni Spotlight: Jennie Oh Brown

November 10, 2022

Jennie Oh Brown ’91 is a Chicago-based flutist, collaborator, entrepreneur, and mentor. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Bienen School presents the Midwest premiere of ‘In a Grove’

November 4, 2022

Northwestern University Opera Theater will present the regional premiere of composer Christopher Cerrone and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann’s opera “In a Grove,” Nov. 17 to 20. 

Bienen concert premieres commissioned wind arrangement of ‘Losing Earth’

October 20, 2022

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, joined by special guest and alumnus Jacob Nissly ’05, principal percussionist at the San Francisco Symphony, will present the world premiere of “Losing Earth” by Adam Schoenberg. 

Bienen School's Michael Henoch awarded Theodore Thomas Medallion

October 7, 2022

Michael Henoch adjunct associate professor of oboe, was awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Composer and performer Joan La Barbara visits Bienen School of Music

September 23, 2022

Composer and performer Joan La Barbara will visit the Bienen School of Music for an Institute for New Music residency Oct. 21–29. 

Bienen ensembles, faculty and special guests celebrate William Byrd

September 22, 2022

The Bienen School of Music, under the auspices of the 2022-23 Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival, will present five events celebrating the music of William Byrd.

Toni-Marie Montgomery to step down as Bienen School of Music dean in 2023

September 14, 2022

Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Bienen School of Music since 2003, will step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year after a distinguished two-decade tenure.

Cellist Sydney Lee wins inaugural Gurrena Fellowship

September 2, 2022

Sydney Lee ’22 MMus was named the inaugural recipient of the Meadowmount School of Music's $50,000 Gurrena Fellowship.

Bienen School of Music subscription series return for 2022-23 season

August 11, 2022

Eight Northwestern University debuts are in store for the 2022-23 season as the Bienen School of Music resumes its four guest artist subscription series showcasing a diverse lineup of talent from around the world. 

A Few of My Favorite Things: Bienen School Facilities

July 29, 2022

Master's student Ryan Dearon shares some of his favorite spots within the Bienen School’s incredible music facilities.

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.


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