June 16, 2017
Carl Alexander of the Bienen School of Music opened Northwestern University’s 159th commencement ceremony Friday with such a full-throated, astonishingly powerful rendition of the national anthem that thousands of people attending the event in Ryan Field burst into applause for the performance.
June 9, 2017
Soprano Amanda Majeski juggles a demanding international opera career, a crazy on-the-road schedule and marriage to a fellow singer, all the while keeping her feet firmly planted on the ground.
June 5, 2017
Jeremy Tai, a freshman cello student of Bienen School professor Hans Jensen, won first prize in the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. He was also awarded the competition’s Allen R. and Susan E. Weiss Memorial Prize for Best Performance of the Commissioned Work.
June 3, 2017
Brannon Cho has received sixth prize in the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, an award of 8000 euros. As an unranked laureate, Sihao He receives a prize of 4000 euros.
June 1, 2017
Cuban-American tenor Frank Laucerica, born and raised in Miami, recalls a childhood filled with the sounds of his mother singing and his father playing the guitar.
May 31, 2017
The First Chair letter in the spring 2017 Fanfare stated that piano doctoral candidate EunAe Lee was the ﬁrst Northwestern student invited to compete in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
May 30, 2017
The Bienen School of Music welcomes four new faculty members beginning fall 2017: Andrew Talle, associate professor of musicology; Joachim Schamberger, artist-in-residence and director of opera; Eugene (Gene) Pokorny, lecturer of tuba/euphonium; and Matthew Gaunt, lecturer of tuba/euphonium.
May 25, 2017
The essential Skyline Piano Artist Series (Oct. 27 to May 12) returns as the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music’s 2017/2018 subscription season begins this fall.
May 24, 2017
Northwestern University Opera Theater presented Aaron Copland's Depression-era love story "The Tender Land" May 18-21 in Cahn Auditorium, marking Michael Ehrman's final production at the Bienen School of Music as director of opera and artist-in-residence.
May 24, 2017
EunAe Lee, a Bienen School doctoral piano candidate, will perform in the preliminary round of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Saturday, May 27, at 8:20 p.m.
May 15, 2017
~Nois, a Bienen School of Music saxophone quartet, has been awarded the silver medal in the 44th annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s senior wind division.