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Donald Schleicher appointed Director of Orchestras and Artist-in-Residence

November 30, 2022

Donald Schleicher ’77 MMus has been appointed Director of Orchestras and Artist-in-Residence at the Bienen School of Music for a four-year term, beginning September 1, 2023.

Right Place, Right Time: Finding the perfect graduate school fit

November 23, 2022

Master's student Mari de Napoli shares her reasons for choosing the Bienen School of Music.

Alumni Spotlight: Howard Reich

November 21, 2022

Howard Reich ‘77 is an Emmy Award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Ned Rorem (1923-2022)

November 21, 2022

American composer, author, and distinguished Bienen School of Music alumnus Ned Rorem ’44, ’77 H died November 18 at age 99. He made several visits to Northwestern over the years.

Double Duty: Bienen students share their experiences

November 17, 2022

Three current or former Bienen School students share their experiences pursuing dual degree or double majors at Northwestern.

2023 Grammy nominees include Northwestern alumni, faculty

November 16, 2022

Northwestern faculty and alumni are well represented among this year's Grammy Award nominees. The Crossing, Dover Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, and Brian d'Arcy James all received nominations.

Shanahan and colleagues awarded NSF grant to study impact of sound on learning

November 14, 2022

Daniel Shanahan, associate professor of music theory and cognition in the Bienen School of Music, is part of a new project funded by the National Science Foundation.

Alumni Spotlight: Jennie Oh Brown

November 10, 2022

Jennie Oh Brown ’91 is a Chicago-based flutist, collaborator, entrepreneur, and mentor. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Bienen School presents the Midwest premiere of ‘In a Grove’

November 4, 2022

Northwestern University Opera Theater will present the regional premiere of composer Christopher Cerrone and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann’s opera “In a Grove,” Nov. 17 to 20. 

Bienen concert premieres commissioned wind arrangement of ‘Losing Earth’

October 20, 2022

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, joined by special guest and alumnus Jacob Nissly ’05, principal percussionist at the San Francisco Symphony, will present the world premiere of “Losing Earth” by Adam Schoenberg. 

Bienen School's Michael Henoch awarded Theodore Thomas Medallion

October 7, 2022

Michael Henoch adjunct associate professor of oboe, was awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for Distinguished Service from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Composer and performer Joan La Barbara visits Bienen School of Music

September 23, 2022

Composer and performer Joan La Barbara will visit the Bienen School of Music for an Institute for New Music residency Oct. 21–29. 

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