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‘The Magic Flute’ among Bienen School winter opera and voice offerings

January 4, 2023

A master class with one of America’s most sought-after young countertenors and an operatic fairy tale by Mozart are highlights of the Bienen School's winter voice and opera season.

Alumna Amanda Draper named Gretsch Fellow

December 19, 2022

Bienen School alumna Amanda Draper ’14 MMus, ’20 PhD was selected as the 2022-23 recipient of the Gretsch Fellowship in Children’s Music at the Fred Rogers Institute.

Alumni Spotlight: Madison Leonard

December 7, 2022

Soprano Madison Leonard ’16 MMus, a grand finalist winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, has been praised for her “lovely vocal delicacy.” Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight.

Winter Chamber Music Festival presents six concerts of chamber masterworks

December 5, 2022

The Winter Chamber Music Festival returns for its 26th season at the Bienen School of Music Jan. 6 to 22, 2023. 

Donald Schleicher appointed Director of Orchestras and Artist-in-Residence

November 30, 2022

Donald Schleicher ’77 MMus has been appointed Director of Orchestras and Artist-in-Residence at the Bienen School of Music for a four-year term, beginning September 1, 2023.

Right Place, Right Time: Finding the perfect graduate school fit

November 23, 2022

Master's student Mari de Napoli shares her reasons for choosing the Bienen School of Music.

Alumni Spotlight: Howard Reich

November 21, 2022

Howard Reich ‘77 is an Emmy Award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Ned Rorem (1923-2022)

November 21, 2022

American composer, author, and distinguished Bienen School of Music alumnus Ned Rorem ’44, ’77 H died November 18 at age 99. He made several visits to Northwestern over the years.

Double Duty: Bienen students share their experiences

November 17, 2022

Three current or former Bienen School students share their experiences pursuing dual degree or double majors at Northwestern.

2023 Grammy nominees include Northwestern alumni, faculty

November 16, 2022

Northwestern faculty and alumni are well represented among this year's Grammy Award nominees. The Crossing, Dover Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, and Brian d'Arcy James all received nominations.

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.


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