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Voice student wins first prize in NATS auditions

June 25, 2018

Lucy Evans, a voice student of Karen Brunssen, won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2018 National Student Auditions, Lower College/Independent Studio Women category.

Alumna Katrina Lenk wins Tony for Best Actress in ‘The Band’s Visit’

June 11, 2018

Bienen graduate Katrina Lenk (97), who majored in viola and voice, won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.

Conducting alum named 2018 Solti Fellow

May 23, 2018

Roderick Cox, a 2011 graduate of the Bienen School and Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, has received the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. 

Concert series brings world-renowned artists to the North Shore

May 16, 2018

The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music’s 2018-2019 subscription season begins this fall, with four concert series offering award-winning virtuosity and artistry from around the globe.

NEA chair Jane Chu to address Bienen School class of 2018

May 11, 2018

Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will be the featured speaker for the Bienen School’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

~Nois quartet wins second prize in M-Prize competition

May 7, 2018

Bienen School graduate saxophone quartet ~Nois has been awarded second prize in the open division of the 2018 M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition. As a second place laureate, the quartet received an $8,000 award.

NUSO on Tour: Asia 2018

May 6, 2018

The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (NUSO) enjoyed a successful three-city tour of Asia from March 23 to April 1, 2018.

Marc-André Hamelin wins 2018 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

May 2, 2018

The Bienen School has awarded pianist Marc-André Hamelin the $50,000 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance.

Bienen School of Music presents Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev at Millennium Park

April 30, 2018

Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music announces two performances of “Twilight of an Empire,” a concert program that includes Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells” and Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No.

Alumna wins Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

April 30, 2018

Soprano Madison Leonard, a 2016 graduate of the Bienen School of Music, was named a winner in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Handel festival and opera highlight spring season at Bienen School of Music

April 19, 2018

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) is the focus of the biennial Evelyn Dunbar Early Music Festival, hosted by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, May 17 to 20 on the Evanston campus. The 2017/2018 Robert M. and Maya L.

Jennifer Higdon Awarded 2018 Nemmers Prize in Music Composition

April 11, 2018

Jennifer Higdon, one of America’s most frequently performed living composers, has been awarded the $100,000 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.


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