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Handel’s 'Alcina' is centerpiece of 2023 Dunbar Early Music Festival

May 1, 2023

The Bienen School of Music showcases the music of George Frideric Handel with its latest Evelyn Dunbar Memorial Early Music Festival May 21-28. 

Bienen pianist selected for Ensemble Connect

April 24, 2023

Chelsea Wang, a doctoral piano student at the Bienen School of Music, has been chosen as a member of the prestigious Ensemble Connect.

Lidiya Yankovskaya to address Bienen School Class of 2023

April 14, 2023

Maestra Lidiya Yankovskaya will present the Bienen School of Music’s convocation address on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

Two Bienen students awarded 2023 Luminarts Fellowships

March 29, 2023

Master’s horn student Momoko Hasselbring Seko and doctoral piano student Wenting Shi have been named 2023 Fellows in Classical Music by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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.

Working Wildcats

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.


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