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Fathers of Invention: Zappa and Varèse connection explored

May 11, 2017

The iconoclastic work of self-taught guitarist and composer Frank Zappa will be performed alongside the work of the innovative French-born composer Edgard Varèse, one of Zappa’s earliest musical influences, in a pair of Memorial Day weekend concerts presented by Northwestern University’s Henry an

'The Tender Land' closes Bienen Opera season

May 5, 2017

Aaron Copland’s Depression-era love story “The Tender Land” concludes the Northwestern University Opera Theater season at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.

Cheney Foundation Supports Dover Residency and Much More

May 1, 2017

The launch of an exciting three-year residency by the acclaimed Dover Quartet and the historic 20th anniversary of the school’s beloved Winter Chamber Music Festival are thanks to the Cheney Foundation's support.

Byros receives McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Award

April 26, 2017

Vasili Byros, associate professor in music theory and cognition at the Bienen School of Music, has received the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence award.

Claire Chase receives Avery Fisher Prize

April 26, 2017

Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to receive the prize.

Jake Heggie presents vocal master class

April 21, 2017

Award-winning composer Jake Heggie presented the final Tichio Vocal Master Class of the 2016-2017 season on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall.

Bienen School of Music Hosts 2017 American Liszt Society Festival

April 20, 2017

Franz Liszt, the profoundly influential piano star of the Romantic movement, will be celebrated during the American Liszt Society’s premier annual event.

Jean Gimbel Lane Prize winner will play sold-out concert during first Bienen residency

April 10, 2017

Seven-time Grammy Award winning pianist Emanuel Ax begins the first of two residencies in May at Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.

Bienen Professor Hans Thomalla Named Guggenheim Fellow

April 7, 2017

Hans Thomalla, associate professor of composition and music technology at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support the development of his third opera, “Dark Spring.”

Diversity in music is focus of Northwestern TEDx talk

April 4, 2017

Steven Banks, a master’s saxophone student of Taimur Sullivan at the Bienen School of Music, will speak about diversity and inclusion in classical music at the upcoming TEDxNorthwesternU 2017 Conference.

Bienen students will compete in Queen Elisabeth competition

March 31, 2017

Two cello students from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University have been accepted into the inaugural Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition, which will take place in May in Brussels, Belgium.

Jake Heggie to address Bienen School class of 2017

March 27, 2017

Award-winning composer Jake Heggie will present the Bienen School of Music’s convocation address to graduating students on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.


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