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Northwestern University May 20 Jazz Fest to Feature Saxophonist Bob Mintzer

May 20, 2006

Grammy Award-nominated jazz arranger and legendary saxophonist Bob Mintzer will bring his signature style, merging tradition and modernism, to Northwestern University for the annual Jazz Fest at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Nine Hours of Free New Music at Northwestern Evanston Campus May 21

May 9, 2006

Northwestern University’s School of Music and New Music Northwestern will present nine hours of new and experimental music during the 7th annual “New Music Marathon” from 1:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21. All performances are free and open to the public.

Northwestern Opera Season to Close with Mozart's "Così fan tutte”

May 5, 2006

Northwestern University’s 2005-06 opera season will conclude with two performances of Mozart’s amusing take on the theme of fiancée-swapping, “Così fan tutte.”

Oliver Knussen Wins 2006 Nemmers Composition Prize

April 24, 2006

British composer Oliver Knussen is the 2006 winner of the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Musical Composition.

Nancy Gustafson to Join Faculty of Northwestern University School of Music

April 11, 2006

Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery today announced that soprano Nancy Gustafson has been appointed to the faculty of the Northwestern University School of Music, beginning fall 2006.

Guitarists David Russell and Robert Guthrie to Perform

April 11, 2006

This spring, Northwestern University continues to celebrate the diversity of the guitar with the Chicago area’s only full season of classical guitar artists: the 2005-06 Segovia Classical Guitar Series.

Music Faculty to Perform at Recitals

April 11, 2006

This spring, five distinguished Northwestern University School of Music faculty members will present recitals featuring collaborations with renowned guest artists as well as University colleagues.

Richard Goode Awarded Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

April 3, 2006

Richard Goode is the inaugural winner of the $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance.

May 2006 Music Calendar

March 28, 2006

Northwestern University's May music highlights include the School of Music's annual Jazz Fest (May 20) hosted by multi Grammy-Award nominee jazz saxophonist Bob Mintzer who will be featured in performances with Northwestern's Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and jazz combos.

Northwestern Senior A Top Award Winner at 2006 Met Auditions

March 27, 2006

Northwestern University School of Music senior Paul Corona of Elk Grove Village was one of five Grand Winners selected in the 2006 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Finals Sunday (March 26) in New York City.

Harmonic Festival in Full Swing

March 26, 2006

The Northwestern University School of Music is presenting “Harmonic Convergence: From Bach to Hip-Hop,” a 12-day festival (March 28 to April 8) that features an array of musicians.

Theatre Project Seeks Songwriters for Song Festival

March 14, 2006

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University, in association with the Johnny Mercer Foundation will host a weeklong summer festival on the Evanston campus titled “The Power of the American Popular Song.”

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