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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.

Pierson brings music of Aphex Twin to Northwestern

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.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates 50th anniversary June 8 and 9

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.

Bienen School presents Berlioz’s ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

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

Steven J. Morrison joins Bienen School faculty

May 6, 2019

Steven J. Morrison has been named Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School, effective September 1, 2019.

Composition student receives Presidential Fellowship

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

Bienen School’s four concert series features numerous Northwestern debuts

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.

Frederick Hemke (1935-2019)

April 24, 2019

Frederick Hemke, professor emeritus of saxophone, died April 17, 2019 at age 83.

Naroditskaya named Kaplan Institute Fellow

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.

Pianist Eric Lu will make Chicago debut April 12 in Skyline Series

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.

Bienen student to study Bahá'í choral music traditions in six countries

April 8, 2019

Chris LaMountain, a Bienen-Weinberg dual-degree student majoring in vocal performance and religious studies, won a Circumnavigator’s Travel-Study Grant.


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