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Two Bienen ensembles compete in virtual Fischoff

May 12, 2020

Two student chamber ensembles from the Bienen School of Music – Fuse Quartet and Trio Noré – advanced in the 47th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, which moved to an online format for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tackling chamber music’s ‘naughty bits’ in the time of COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Chamber music students will advance their proficiency with infamous solo passages under the Spring Quarter teaching model developed by Bienen School’s String Chamber Program Coordinator Desirée Ruhstrat.

A Lot from Little

April 21, 2020

In its Chicago-area premiere, David T. Little's "Dog Days" gave Bienen School students an inside look at composing and mounting a contemporary opera.

A Message from Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery

April 16, 2020

Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery sent this message to alumni of the Bienen School of Music regarding the school's response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Students, Faculty Staying Together While Kept Apart

April 10, 2020

Bienen faculty and students are embracing remote instruction: “Now is the time for us to respond with creativity and courage to a challenging situation.”

Enjoy Northwestern arts from home

March 31, 2020

Social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements have curtailed spring’s in-person music, art and theater offerings, but Northwestern and Chicago audiences have a wide variety of options to enjoy Northwestern University’s vibrant arts scene from their living rooms.

Cellist Sihao He selected as Bowers Program Artist

March 30, 2020

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) has selected Sihao He (MM18), a doctoral cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, as one of five artists for the Bowers Program.

Alumnus Nicholas Swett named Gates Cambridge Scholar

March 5, 2020

Bienen School alumnus Nicholas Swett has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for his doctoral studies in music at the University of Cambridge.

Strauss’ ‘Die Fledermaus’ is a comic operetta for our time

February 19, 2020

“Die Fledermaus” runs Feb. 27 to March 1 at Cahn Auditorium. Bienen Director of Opera Joachim Schamberger directs and guest artist John Baril will conduct the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. 

Symphonic Band selected to perform at CBDNA divisional conference

February 18, 2020

The Northwestern University Symphonic Band will perform at the North Central Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) on Saturday, February 22.

Bienen School presents Strauss’ sparkling musical cocktail ‘Die Fledermaus’

January 30, 2020

The Bienen School of Music presents Johann Strauss’ high-spirited operetta of frivolity, festivities and a practical joke gone awry, “Die Fledermaus,” from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Cahn Auditorium.

Chatting with ... Third Coast Percussion

January 23, 2020

The four members of Third Coast Percussion—all alumni of the Bienen School of Music — discuss their dream collaborations, the best part of the Grammys, and what’s playing in their headphones.  

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