April 12, 2022
After a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, composer Christopher Cerrone’s work for choir and orchestra, “The Last Message Received,” will see its world premiere at the Bienen School of Music on Saturday, April 30.
April 6, 2022
Jennifer Blackwell has been appointed assistant professor of music education at the Bienen School of Music, effective September 1, 2022.
April 5, 2022
This April, the Bienen School of Music will feature three performances of works by William Bolcom, the 2021 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition winner.
April 1, 2022
Conflux Quartet—an ensemble of Bienen School of Music master’s students—has been invited to the 49th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
March 23, 2022
Bienen School of Music alumnus Steven Banks ’17 MMus has been awarded a $25,000 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is the first saxophonist in history to receive this honor.
March 21, 2022
Stephen Williamson, principal clarinet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Todd Levy, principal clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will join the Bienen School of Music faculty as lecturers beginning September 2022.
March 18, 2022
Doctoral students Joseph Connor ’19 MMus (saxophone) and Qi Kong (piano) have been named 2022 Fellows in Classical Music by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.
March 8, 2022
Four cellists from the Bienen School have been invited to participate in the second edition of the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition this May in Brussels, Belgium.
February 28, 2022
David Bilger has been appointed professor of trumpet at the Bienen School of Music, effective September 1, 2022.
February 25, 2022
The Bienen School’s Galvin Cello Quartet has advanced to the semi-finals of the Concert Artists Guild’s 2022 Victor Elmaleh Competition.
February 2, 2022
American composer Jake Heggie’s Faustian opera “If I Were You” will make its Midwest debut in Northwestern University Opera Theater’s Feb. 24-27 production at Cahn Auditorium.