August 8, 2019
The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!
June 28, 2019
Ansel Norris (16), a trumpet alumnus of the Bienen School of Music, won fifth prize in the brass division of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Trombone alumni Kelton Koch (14) and Nick Platoff (14) also advanced in the inaugural brass competition.
June 6, 2019
In the latest Northwestern Intersections podcast, Mallory Thompson (79, G80) discusses her “family” at Northwestern, including an extensive alumni network that she has cultivated for the past 23 years as director of bands.
May 23, 2019
Over 15 years ago, Alan Pierson’s ensemble Alarm Will Sound recorded an album of tracks by British techno artist Aphex Twin. This Friday, Pierson conducts the Contemporary Music Ensemble in renditions of some of these same songs.
May 15, 2019
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day celebration June 8 and 9, culminating in a performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni.
May 6, 2019
The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26
May 6, 2019
Steven J. Morrison has been named Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School, effective September 1, 2019.
May 1, 2019
Luis Fernando Amaya, a doctoral candidate in composition and music technology, has been named a Northwestern University Presidential Fellow – the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University
April 29, 2019
The Bienen School of Music will begin its 2019-2020 subscription season in September with four concert series, offering 21 performances that showcase award-winning virtuosity.
April 24, 2019
Frederick Hemke, professor emeritus of saxophone, died April 17, 2019 at age 83.
April 10, 2019
Inna Naroditskaya, professor of musicology in the Bienen School of Music, was named a 2019-2020 Faculty Fellow of the Kaplan Humanities Institute at Northwestern University.
April 8, 2019
Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds piano competition, will make his Chicago-area debut in the Skyline Piano Artist Series April 12.