Recent News from the Bienen School of Music

Press Release Archive

Includes all press releases and press statements from or about the Bienen School of Music since 2006.

Nov 13, 2017
Bienen School offers new PhD in Music Composition

Nov 10, 2017
Byros recognized with outstanding publication award

Nov 6, 2017
Music theory professor appears on 60 Minutes

Oct 30, 2017
Four holiday concerts wrap the season in a musical glow (Northwestern Now)

Oct 26, 2017
Nonprofit seeks to improve quality of life through music for people with dementia (The Daily Northwestern)

Oct 26, 2017
Award-winning pianists to play in Bienen concert series (The Daily Northwestern)

Oct 23, 2017
Nemmers Prize Winner Steve Reich returns to Bienen School of Music for second residency (Northwestern Now)

Oct 16, 2017
Guitar student wins top prize in Classics Alive competition

Oct 16, 2017
2017-18 opera season and vocal master classes announced (Northwestern Now)

Oct 11, 2017
BCE joins UChicago choir in concert with Eric Whitacre (The Daily Northwestern)

Oct 4, 2017
Segovia Classical Guitar Series celebrates 25th anniversary (Northwestern Now)

Oct 4, 2017
Park at Wrigley concert to feature Bienen professors, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians (The Daily Northwestern)

Sep 29, 2017
American premiere of vocal piece to combine 1,000 Chicagoland voices (The Daily Northwestern)

Sep 26, 2017
Bienen School of Music seeks nominations for $100,000 Nemmers prize (Northwestern Now)

Sep 26, 2017
Fall 2017 Message from the Dean

Sep 20, 2017
Bienen School presents third annual Skyline Piano Artist Series (Northwestern Now)

Sep 6, 2017
Northwestern's Large-Scale Commitment to the Future of Music (

Jul 10, 2017
Jake Heggie’s 2017 Convocation Address

Jun 16, 2017
The Voice: Carl Alexander (Northwestern Now)

Jun 9, 2017
Everyday Diva: Spotlight on soprano Amanda Majeski (Northwestern Magazine)

Jun 5, 2017
Freshman cellist wins Klein International String Competition

Jun 1, 2017
Frank Laucerica featured in Seniors to Watch

May 31, 2017
Correction: Van Cliburn Competition and Northwestern

May 30, 2017
Bienen School welcomes new faculty

May 25, 2017
Concert series offer downtown virtuosity on the North Shore (Northwestern Now)

May 24, 2017
Lee ready for 2017 Van Cliburn Competition

May 24, 2017
‘The Tender Land' caps distinguished NU residency for Ehrman

May 22, 2017
Cello students advance to finals of Queen Elisabeth Competition

May 18, 2017
Northwestern pianist vies with world’s best at Van Cliburn competition (Chicago Sun-Times)

May 15, 2017
Bienen saxophone quartet wins silver medal in Fischoff Competition

May 11, 2017
Fathers of Invention: Zappa and Varèse connection explored (Northwestern Now)

May 5, 2017
'The Tender Land' closes Bienen Opera season (Northwestern Now)

Apr 26, 2017
Claire Chase receives Avery Fisher Prize

Apr 26, 2017
Byros receives McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Award

Apr 21, 2017
Jake Heggie presents vocal master class

Apr 20, 2017
Bienen School of Music Hosts 2017 American Liszt Society Festival (Northwestern Now)

Apr 10, 2017
Jean Gimbel Lane Prize winner will play sold-out concert during first Bienen residency (Northwestern Now)

Apr 7, 2017
Bienen Professor Hans Thomalla Named Guggenheim Fellow

Apr 4, 2017
Diversity in music is focus of Northwestern TEDx talk

Mar 31, 2017
Bienen students will compete in Queen Elisabeth competition (Northwestern Now)

Mar 27, 2017
Jake Heggie to address Bienen School class of 2017

Mar 17, 2017
Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform at CBDNA conference

Mar 16, 2017
Dover Quartet Awarded Avery Fisher Career Grant

Mar 15, 2017
Award-winning composer Jake Heggie will lead master class (Northwestern Now)

Mar 7, 2017
EunAe Lee to Perform in Cliburn International Piano Competition

Feb 13, 2017
Bienen School alumni win Grammys

Feb 10, 2017
Steve Reich completes first Nemmers Prize residency

Feb 6, 2017
Opera Star Joyce Castle Featured in Cast of ‘Carmelites’ (Northwestern Now)

Jan 27, 2017
22nd annual Segovia Classical Guitar Series continues (Northwestern Now)

Jan 27, 2017
Bienen DMA student Daniel Dehaan named UChicago Field Fellow

Jan 25, 2017
Second annual skyline series celebrates depth and breadth of the piano repertoire (Northwestern Now)

Jan 19, 2017
Polenzani presents second master class at Northwestern

Jan 17, 2017
Children’s beliefs about talent influence music participation (Northwestern Now)

Jan 17, 2017
Dean Montgomery to participate in Eastman Leadership Conference

Jan 12, 2017
Nemmers prize winner Steve Reich to complete first of two residencies (Northwestern Now)

Jan 10, 2017
Orford Quartet a strong start to Winter Chamber Music fest (Chicago Tribune)

Jan 10, 2017
New Orford Quartet opens Winter Chamber Festival in admirable style (Chicago Classical Review)

Jan 10, 2017
Xuesha Hu wins top prize in Bösendorfer competition