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Dover Quartet Awarded Avery Fisher Career Grant

March 16, 2017

The Dover Quartet, the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music’s Quartet-in-Residence, has received a $25,000 Avery Fisher Career Grant.

EunAe Lee to Perform in Cliburn International Piano Competition

March 7, 2017

EunAe Lee, a doctoral candidate at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, will perform in the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, which is widely recognized as one of the most important piano competitions in the world.

​​​​Bienen School alumni win Grammys

February 13, 2017

Third Coast Percussion, a quartet of Bienen School alumni Sean Connors (G06), David Skidmore (05), Robert Dillon (02), and Peter Martin (G04, G11), won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for “

Steve Reich completes first Nemmers Prize residency

February 10, 2017

Steve Reich’s first Bienen School residency as winner of the 2016 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition culminated February 9 in a sold-out concert in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, featuring performances by the Contemporary Music Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble.

Bienen DMA student Daniel Dehaan named UChicago Field Fellow

January 27, 2017

Doctoral student Daniel Dehaan has been named a Field Fellow for 2016-17 by the University of Chicago.

22nd annual Segovia Classical Guitar Series continues

January 27, 2017

A showcase of international guitar virtuosos will take center stage during Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music and the Chicago Classical Guitar Society’s 22nd annual Segovia Classical Guitar Series.

Second annual skyline series celebrates depth and breadth of the piano repertoire

January 25, 2017

The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music’s second annual Skyline Piano Artist Series continues Feb. 3 with four exciting concerts by internationally acclaimed pianists, concluding May 3 with a sold-out performance by 2016 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize Winner Emanuel Ax.

Polenzani presents second master class at Northwestern

January 19, 2017

Award-winning tenor Matthew Polenzani led a Tichio Vocal Master Class on Jan. 18.

Dean Montgomery to participate in Eastman Leadership Conference

January 17, 2017

Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery will participate in a conference focused on preparing the next generation of music school leaders.

Children’s beliefs about talent influence music participation

January 17, 2017

Steven Demorest, a professor of music education at Northwestern’s Bienen School of Music, looked at the attitudes and beliefs that influence whether or not children choose to continue studying music and how those factors related to their actual singing ability.

Nemmers prize winner Steve Reich honored with Bienen concert

January 12, 2017

Steve Reich, winner of Northwestern University’s Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, will attend music rehearsals, discussions with students and faculty and a performance of his work when he visits the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music Feb. 7-9.

Xuesha Hu wins top prize in Bösendorfer competition

January 10, 2017

Master’s piano student Xuesha Hu won first prize in the  Bösendorfer International Piano Competition.

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