Davee Media Library

Master Classes and Lectures

“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

Giancarlo Guerrero ’92 MMus, a six-time Grammy Award-winning conductor, presented the Bienen School of Music’s 2021 convocation address virtually.

Faculty members Sarah Bartolome ’02 MMus and Amanda Draper ’14 MMus, ’20 PhD, along with Doctoral Fellows Stephanie Gregoire ’20 MMus and Diego Pinto from the Northwestern University Music Education Program, present current research.

The Bienen School of Music welcomed Dr. Louise Toppin and Dr. Willis Patterson from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance for a virtual discussion on Black art songs.

This presentation situates Anne Boleyn's reputed musicality within five centuries of endless fascination with the doomed second wife of Henry VIII.

Discover how arts leaders are navigating concert hall and theater closures, galvanizing as a community to address social injustice, and preparing for a performing arts landscape that will look distinctly different after the pandemic.

Hear how performing artists have remained resilient in the face of concert hall and theater closures, how they have galvanized as a community to address social injustice, and how they are preparing for a landscape that will look distinct

Jesse Rosenberg, associate professor of musicology, discusses opera in the time of lockdown. His lecture explores historical perspectives in the current crisis affecting the field of live opera.