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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.

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.

Bienen Alumna Wins 2021 Grammy Award

March 15, 2021

Bienen School alumna Kellen Pomeranz ’11, who goes by Pom Pom, won a Grammy Award for best R&B album as a cowriter and coproducer on John Legend’s album Bigger Love.

Alumni Spotlight: Kate Lee

March 12, 2021

Kate Lee ‘17 was named the Illinois State Board of Education’s 2021 Outstanding Early Career Educator of the year. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight.

Combining Passions: Music and Service

March 2, 2021

Akie Kadota, a fourth-year dual degree music education and social policy student, shares some advice and insight on how the Bienen School and Northwestern have provided her with ample opportunities to combine her passions.

Alumna Adrienne Taylor wins composition fellowship

February 26, 2021

Bienen School alumna Adrienne Taylor '06 MMus, a cellist and composer, has won a $25,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund.

Alumni Spotlight: Roderick Cox

February 26, 2021

Berlin-based American conductor Roderick Cox ’11 MMus was the winner of the 2018 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

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.


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