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Percussion Ensemble performs showcase concert

December 1, 2017

The Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble, led by associate professor She-e Wu, recently performed in a showcase concert at the 2017 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Indianapolis.

2018 Grammy nominees include Bienen faculty

November 28, 2017

Bienen School faculty members Donald Nally and Taimur Sullivan and alumnus Giancarlo Guerrero have received nominations for 2018 Grammy Awards.

Steve Reich says goodbye to 80 and Northwestern

November 21, 2017

Chicago Tribune reflects on Reich’s latest residency at the Bienen School. 

Ryan Center for the Musical Arts wins design award

November 15, 2017

Northwestern has won eight total building design awards from a local non-profit.

Bienen School offers new PhD in Music Composition

November 13, 2017

A new Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) specialization at the Bienen School of Music is providing improved resources and opportunities to music composition students at Northwestern.

Byros recognized with outstanding publication award

November 10, 2017

Vasili Byros, associate professor of music theory and cognition and chair of the Department of Music Studies at the Bienen School, has received an Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory.

Music theory professor appears on 60 Minutes

November 6, 2017

Robert Gjerdingen, professor of music theory and cognition in the Bienen School of Music, appeared in a segment of CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday, November 5, 2017, to discuss 12-year-old musical prodigy Alma Deutscher, a British composer, violinist, and pianist.

Four holiday concerts wrap the season in a musical glow

October 30, 2017

An assortment of holiday-inspired musical treats performed by choral, brass, orchestral and chamber ensembles will herald the season.

Award-winning pianists to play in Bienen concert series

October 25, 2017

Cliburn gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo will open the third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series.

Nonprofit seeks to improve quality of life through music for people with dementia

October 25, 2017

Songs by Heart, a nonprofit organization, brings professional musicians to memory care facilities in hopes of improving the quality of life for people with dementia.

Nemmers Prize Winner Steve Reich returns to Bienen School of Music for second residency

October 23, 2017

Musical pioneer Steve Reich returns for his second residency at the Bienen School of Music. 

2017-18 opera season and vocal master classes announced

October 16, 2017

The Bienen School announces the inaugural season for its new Artist-in-Residence and Director of Opera Joachim Schamberger.


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