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Combining Passions: Music and Service

March 2, 2021

Akie Kadota, a fourth-year dual degree music education and social policy student, shares some advice and insight on how the Bienen School and Northwestern have provided her with ample opportunities to combine her passions.

Alumna Adrienne Taylor wins composition fellowship

February 26, 2021

Bienen School alumna Adrienne Taylor '06 MMus, a cellist and composer, has won a $25,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Alumni Spotlight: Roderick Cox

February 26, 2021

Berlin-based American conductor Roderick Cox ’11 MMus was the winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

OPUS: Making a Podcast Opera

February 24, 2021

The student-run group Opera Projects for University Singers (OPUS) recently presented a digital production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

Bienen alumnus among 2020-21 Fulbright fellows

February 19, 2021

Bienen alumnus Christopher LaMountain ’20 has received a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in India.

Paving Musical Pathways: An Interview with Taichi Fukumura

February 17, 2021

Bienen students are known for creating innovative avenues through music, and doctoral candidate Taichi Fukumura ’17 MMus is no different.

Alumni Spotlight: Rufus Reid

February 12, 2021

Bassist and composer Rufus Reid ’71 has been an active presence in the jazz world since the 1970s. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Two More Years at Bienen with Sarah Zieba

February 9, 2021

Sarah Zieba, an alumna and first-year master’s student, shares her reasons for staying at the Bienen School for graduate studies, as well as her inspiration for pursing music as a career.

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Martin

February 5, 2021

Matt Martin ‘07 earned his bachelor’s degrees in jazz studies and political science from Northwestern. He is currently serving his first term as alderman of the 47th Ward in Chicago. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Kyle Dickson talks race and social activism

February 2, 2021

Kyle Dickson, a master's conducting student of Victor Yampolsky, is featured by the Grant Part Music Festival. “I think being a mentor to black and brown kids is what made me a social justice warrior—because I have to protect my students."

Alumni Spotlight: Agnieszka Roginska

January 29, 2021

Agnieszka Roginska ‘04 PhD is a professor of music technology at New York University. She conducts research on the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Preparing for that Virtual Audition

January 25, 2021

The Bienen School’s admission staff offers tips to help students prepare for virtual auditions (hint: practicing is the number one way to set yourself up for success).


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