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Julian Velasco wins Cedille Emerging Artist Competition

November 23, 2021

Saxophonist Julian Velasco ’20 MMus, an alumnus and current doctoral student of Taimur Sullivan, has been named the winner of Cedille Records’ Emerging Artist Competition.

A Bienen Caffeine Connoisseur’s Coffee Shop Recommendations

November 19, 2021

Bienen student Johannah Carmona shares a comprehensive guide to her favorite coffee shops in Evanston. 

Winter Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25th season with five award-winning ensembles

November 17, 2021

The Bienen School of Music welcomes guest artists back to the stage in Winter 2022, with the return of two popular concert series.

Bienen School celebrates the season with winter holiday concerts

November 4, 2021

Student ensembles from the Bienen School of Music will ring in the winter holiday season with two in-person concerts Dec. 4 and 5 on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.

Nov. 19 Bienen concert to feature US premiere of Thomalla work

November 2, 2021

The Bienen School of Music’s Contemporary Music Ensemble will present the US premiere of Harmoniemusik (full version) by Hans Thomalla on Friday, November 19, 2021.

A New Student’s Perspective: Back to School (in Person!)

October 27, 2021

First-year voice and opera master’s student Ryan Dearon shares his experiences and advice as things return to "normal."

Frances Larimer (1929-2021)

October 26, 2021

Frances Larimer ’52, ’54 MMus, professor emerita, died October 21 in Evanston at age 92.

Russell Dagon (1938-2021)

October 22, 2021

Russell Dagon ’61, ’62 MMus, professor emeritus of clarinet, died October 20 at age 83.

Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival to showcase Bienen School prominently

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.

What I wish I knew as a Freshman at Bienen

August 30, 2021

Recent graduate Valérie Filloux shares wisdom for incoming and prospective Wildcats. 

A Message from the Director of Concert Management

August 18, 2021

Director of Concert Management Jerry Tietz shares updates regarding the Bienen School's fall concert schedule.

William Bolcom Awarded 2021 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

July 26, 2021

American composer William Bolcom has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music.


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