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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.

Grammy-winning conductor, alumnus to deliver Bienen School convocation address

April 20, 2021

Giancarlo Guerrero ’92 MMus, a six-time Grammy-Award-winning conductor, will present the Bienen School of Music’s 2021 convocation address virtually.

Alumna Katherine Young named Guggenheim Fellow

April 19, 2021

Bienen School of Music alumna Katherine Young ’17 DMA has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

What Makes Bienen Unique?

April 14, 2021

Johannah Carmona, a viola performance and arts administration student, explains what distinguishes the Bienen School of Music from other top-level music schools.

Spring 2021 Message from the Dean

April 9, 2021

The following letter from Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery appears in the Spring 2021 Fanfare magazine. 

Bienen School hosts fourth biennial new music conference virtually on April 24

April 6, 2021

The Institute for New Music at the Bienen School of Music will host its fourth biennial Northwestern University New-Music Conference (NUNC! 4) in a virtual format on Saturday, April 24.

Galvin Cello Quartet advances in 2021 Fischoff Competition

March 25, 2021

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

Alumni Spotlight: Mary Beth Peil

March 24, 2021

Mary Beth Peil ’62 is an actress and singer known for her work on Broadway, television, and film. Learn more in the Alumni Spotlight feature.

Yi-Ting Lu wins Nief-Norf International Call for Scores

March 23, 2021

Nief-Norf Summer Festival has named Bienen School doctoral student Yi-Ting Lu a winner of its 2020 International Call for Scores.

A Californian’s Guide to Surviving Winter at Bienen

March 15, 2021

Undergraduate student Valérie Filloux shares tips for students on surviving winter in the Midwest.


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