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OPUS: Making a Podcast Opera

February 24, 2021

The student-run group Opera Projects for University Singers (OPUS) recently presented a digital production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel.

Bienen alumnus among 2020-21 Fulbright fellows

February 19, 2021

Bienen alumnus Christopher LaMountain ’20 has received a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in India.

Paving Musical Pathways: An Interview with Taichi Fukumura

February 17, 2021

Bienen students are known for creating innovative avenues through music, and doctoral candidate Taichi Fukumura ’17 MMus is no different.

Alumni Spotlight: Rufus Reid

February 12, 2021

Bassist and composer Rufus Reid ’71 has been an active presence in the jazz world since the 1970s. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Two More Years at Bienen with Sarah Zieba

February 9, 2021

Sarah Zieba, an alumna and first-year master’s student, shares her reasons for staying at the Bienen School for graduate studies, as well as her inspiration for pursing music as a career.

Alumni Spotlight: Matt Martin

February 5, 2021

Matt Martin ‘07 earned his bachelor’s degrees in jazz studies and political science from Northwestern. He is currently serving his first term as alderman of the 47th Ward in Chicago. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Alumni Spotlight: Agnieszka Roginska

January 29, 2021

Agnieszka Roginska ‘04 PhD is a professor of music technology at New York University. She conducts research on the simulation and applications of immersive and 3D audio. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Preparing for that Virtual Audition

January 25, 2021

The Bienen School’s admission staff offers tips to help students prepare for virtual auditions (hint: practicing is the number one way to set yourself up for success).

Alumni Spotlight: Beth Kirkpatrick

January 22, 2021

Beth Kirkpatrick ‘03 is best known for understudying Madame Thenardier in Broadway's “Les Miserables” and for the original cast recording of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” as the Madam. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Practicing at Home: Discussing At-Home Set-Ups

January 20, 2021

Undergraduate student Valérie Filloux discusses creating an ideal at-home practice space.

Alumni Spotlight: Thomas Mesa

January 15, 2021

Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa ‘14 MMus has won the First Prize in the 2016 Sphinx Competition, the Astral Artists 2017 National Auditions, and the Alhambra Orchestra Concerto Competition. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Alumnus Cory Hills named inaugural Gretsch Fellow

January 4, 2021

Bienen School alumnus Cory Hills ‘03 has been named an inaugural Gretsch Fellow in Children’s Music at the Fred Rogers Center. The fellowship was created to support research and best practices in music experiences for children.

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