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Victor Yampolsky to retire from Bienen School after 38 years of teaching, conducting

October 4, 2021

Victor Yampolsky, the Carol F. and Arthur L. Rice Jr. Professor in Music Performance, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year, marking the conclusion of a 38-year teaching and conducting career at Northwestern.

Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival to showcase Bienen School prominently

September 9, 2021

More than 100 alumni, faculty, and current students of the Bienen School of Music will participate in Chicago’s Ear Taxi Festival September 15 through October 4.

What I wish I knew as a Freshman at Bienen

August 30, 2021

Recent graduate Valérie Filloux shares wisdom for incoming and prospective Wildcats. 

A Message from the Director of Concert Management

August 18, 2021

Director of Concert Management Jerry Tietz shares updates regarding the Bienen School's fall concert schedule.

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.

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