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Alumnus Steven Banks Named Young Concert Artists’ First Saxophonist Winner

November 18, 2019

Banks (pictured, top left) was one of four winners in the final round of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions on November 17.

Bienen School of Music presents 2019 winter holiday concerts

November 12, 2019

Bienen School ensembles present jazz, choral, and orchestral performances to celebrate the season.

Bienen School professor honored by Society for Music Theory

November 11, 2019

Richard Ashley was honored by the Society for Music Theory at a November 9 awards ceremony in Columbus.

Bienen School presents Chicago-area premiere of David T. Little's Dog Days

October 24, 2019

The Northwestern Opera Theater and Institute for New Music production runs November 21 to 24.

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 Finals

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.

How Kurt Hansen’s love for Northwestern and Nebraska runs through family lines

October 3, 2019

For the past six years, Hansen has worn his custom-made sweatshirt, split right down the middle to reflect his dual loyalties to Northwestern and Nebraska.

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. 

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble Celebrates 50 Years

October 1, 2019

The Bienen School’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) commemorated its 50th anniversary June 8-9 with a celebration of music and fellowship in Evanston.

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.

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