Hotel Offers During Auditions 

The Bienen School of Music has partnered with the following hotels to offer auditioning students discounted rates. Please see each hotel listing below for details and booking links/promo codes: 

Hilton Garden Inn Chicago North Shore/Evanston 
0.8 miles to Bienen 
1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 
847.475.6400 
Discount rate: $109 per night  
Please use this booking link or mention code NUBSM by phone to reserve your room.  
Hilton Garden Inn is also pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the Bienen School of Music Monday-Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM-1:00 PM and 3:30 PM-8:00 PM. Reserve your shuttle spot at the hotel’s front desk. 

Holiday Inn Chicago/North Evanston 
0.9 miles to Bienen 
1501 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
847.491.6400
Discount rate: $90 per night
Please use this booking link or mention group code BSM by phone to reserve your room. Online booking is preferred.  

Hotel Orrington/Evanston 
0.6 miles to Bienen 
1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
847.866.8700
Discount rate: $115 per night
Please use this booking link or mention group code 900 by phone to reserve your room. 

Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston 
0.7 miles to Bienen 
1515 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
847.864.2300
Discount rate: $139 per night 
Please use this booking link or mention the Bienen School Of Music room block by phone to reserve your room.

Tours

The Bienen School of Music is pleased to offer tours and admission information sessions for students interested in majoring in music at Northwestern. Tour/information session registration is available on this page via the calendar. Music facilities tours and information sessions are offered on most Mondays and Fridays and select Thursdays. 

The Office of Music Admission also offers virtual admission information sessions. These online sessions cover the application process, audition information, financial aid, degree options, and more. 

Register for a Tour

Trial Lessons 

Please reach out to faculty directly to inquire about trial lessons.