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Guitar student wins top prize in Classics Alive competition

October 16, 2017

An Tran wins grand prize in the 2017 Classics Alive Young Artists Auditions.

BCE joins UChicago choir in concert with Eric Whitacre

October 11, 2017

Members of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble will perform with Grammy Award-winning composer Eric Whitacre.

Park at Wrigley concert to feature Bienen professors

October 4, 2017

Park at Wrigley — known to many as Wrigley Field’s backyard — will double as a venue for The Line-Up, a live classical music concert showcasing musicians from the Chicago area, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Segovia Classical Guitar Series celebrates 25th anniversary

October 4, 2017

The 25th annual Segovia Classical Guitar Series features five guitar virtuosos performing within the exquisite acoustics of the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall.

Fall 2017 Message from the Dean

September 26, 2017

Bienen School of Music dean Toni-Marie Montgomery reviews previous events and upcoming news for the 2017-2018 school year.

Bienen School presents third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series

September 20, 2017

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music announces its third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series, featuring six programs by internationally-acclaimed virtuosos of the piano.

Kasdorf Gift Benefits Choral Program

September 15, 2017

The recently established Thomas Kasdorf Scholarship in Choral Music will support two Bienen School choral conducting graduate students.

Northwestern's Large-Scale Commitment to the Future of Music

September 6, 2017

Laurie Niles interviews Bienen School of Music dean Toni-Marie Montgomery about the new music facility opened in 2015.

Jake Heggie’s 2017 Convocation Address

July 10, 2017

Composer Jake Heggie delivered the following address at the Bienen School of Music’s 2017 convocation ceremony Saturday, June 17, in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

The Voice: Carl Alexander

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.

Everyday Diva: Spotlight on soprano Amanda Majeski

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.

Freshman cellist wins Klein International String Competition

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.


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