Davee Media Library

Lectures and Interviews

Bienen School of Music PhD student Andrew Barrett and MM student Ryan Dearon discuss the life and music of Undine Smith Moore, known as the "Dean of Black Women Composers." Sopranos Olivia Knutsen and Isobel Anthony, bass-baritone Ryan D

Bienen School of Music PhD student Kristian Rodriguez and MM student Michelle Mariposa discuss the life and music of composer Harry T. Burleigh.

Composer, conductor, singer, and pianist Julius Eastman and his work Stay On It are highlighted in this Black Composer Showcase video.

Adolphus Hailstork wrote American Guernica in remembrance of the September 15, 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

The final video in the Bienen School's 2020-21 Black Composer Showcase series includes selections performed by Bienen instrumental students.

“Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” is the second video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series.

“Chicago Connections,” the first video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series, focuses on two female African American composers with ties to Chicago: Northwestern alumna Margaret Bonds ’33, ’34 MMus and her mentor Florence

Donald Nally, John W. Beattie Chair of Music and Director of Choral Organizations, discusses the intersection of his work with his Grammy-Award winning ensemble, The Crossing, and the choirs of the Bienen School of Music.