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Bienen School presents Midwest premiere of Jake Heggie opera Feb. 24-27

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.

Daniel Shanahan appointed to Bienen School faculty

January 18, 2022

Daniel Shanahan has been appointed tenured associate professor of music theory and cognition in the Bienen School of Music, effective September 1, 2022.

Linda Austern book wins Diana McVeagh Prize

November 24, 2021

Linda Austern, Bienen School professor of musicology, has been named the winner of the 2021 Diana McVeagh Prize for her most recent monograph.

Alumni, Faculty among 2022 Grammy Nominees

November 24, 2021

Professor Donald Nally has received a Grammy Award nomination for the sixth consecutive year. Several Northwestern alumni are also among this year’s Grammy nominees.

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.


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