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Skyline Piano Artist Series Opens with Richard Goode

October 9, 2019

The 2019-20 Skyline Piano Artist Series opens October 18 with a sold-out performance by inaugural Jean Gimbel Lane Prize winner Richard Goode.

Bienen Alumni Advance to Young Concert Artists International Audition Semifinals

October 4, 2019

Steven Banks and Ansel Norris advance to the auditions' final round on November 17.

Mexico's National Chamber Orchestra Announces New Principal Conductor

October 3, 2019

Bienen School alumnus Ludwig Carrasco was appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of Mexico's National Chamber Orchestra.

Bienen School of Music set to open five-concert Segovia Classical Guitar Series

October 2, 2019

The 2019-20 Segovia Classical Guitar Series opens October 11 with a sold-out concert by Manuel Barrueco. 

Bienen School announces 2019-20 Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series

September 17, 2019

Michael Fabiano, Stephanie Blythe and Matthew Polenzani will coach Bienen students in the newly renamed 2019-20 Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series.

Cellist Sihao He wins third prize in ARD International Competition

September 13, 2019

Sihao He (G18), a doctoral cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, won third prize and €5,000 in the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition in Munich, Germany.

Cellist Sihao He advances to finals of ARD International Competition

September 10, 2019

Sihao He (G18), a doctoral cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, has advanced to the finals of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition in Munich, Germany.

Howard Reich Delivers Convocation Address

August 28, 2019

Bienen School of Music alumnus Howard Reich, a longtime music and arts columnist for the Chicago Tribune, delivered the Bienen School’s convocation address on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Jay Alan Yim's music gives voice to coral reefs in crisis

August 26, 2019

The creators of “Choral” – an installation combining art, architecture and technology – are composer Jay Alan Yim, an associate professor of composition and music technology at the Bienen School of Music, and 3D/video artist Marlena Novak (’83 MFA Weinberg).

Institute for New Music announces 2019-2020 season

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!

Three alumni compete in inaugural Tchaikovsky Brass Competition

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.

Mallory Thompson featured on Northwestern Intersections podcast

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.


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