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William Bolcom Awarded 2021 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

July 26, 2021

American composer William Bolcom has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition from the Bienen School of Music.

Sir András Schiff Awarded 2021 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize

July 12, 2021

The Bienen School of Music has awarded Sir András Schiff the $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance.

Bienen School of Music launches ‘Black Composer Showcase’ series

June 28, 2021

The Bienen School of Music has launched a new series of videos featuring performances of art songs and chamber music by Black composers.

Getting in the (Time) Zone

May 27, 2021

Students and faculty reflect on a year of hybrid teaching and learning in different time zones.

Two students among DownBeat award winners

May 18, 2021

Bienen School of Music jazz students Albert Kuo and Darsan Swaroop Bellie are among the winners of DownBeat magazine’s 44th Annual Student Music Awards.

Experiencing the Live Remote Concert Space

May 17, 2021

Undergraduate cello student Annie Hyung describes her experiences performing remotely in the Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Galvin Cello Quartet wins silver in 2021 Fischoff Competition

May 16, 2021

The Bienen School of Music’s Galvin Cello Quartet has won the silver medal in the 48th Annual Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in the senior strings division.

Pandemic Practice: The Power of the Parking Garage

May 14, 2021

As the pandemic has progressed, students have discovered an unlikely practice haven: the nearby parking garage! The sound of brass instruments has now become familiar to many Bienen students as they walk into the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.

Taichi Fukumura wins Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award

May 12, 2021

The Solti Foundation U.S. has selected doctoral candidate Taichi Fukumura ’17 MMus as a recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Career Assistance Award.

Bienen School presents live, in-person “Eclipse” world premiere April 25-26

April 28, 2021

The Bienen School of Music presented its first live, in-person performances since March 2020 with the world premiere of Eclipse, a work designed to be performed in a socially distanced setting under a full moon.

Music and Breath may mitigate childhood trauma from COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2021

A new interdisciplinary research project involving several Bienen faculty and alumni will examine how music might be used globally to improve children's health and well-being following the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two Receive 2021 Luminarts Fellowships

April 21, 2021

Zachary Good, a doctoral clarinet student of Steven Cohen, and Muzi Zhao, a dual-degree Bienen-Medill piano student of James Giles, have been named 2021 Fellows in Classical Music by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

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