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Alumni Spotlight: Ralph Votapek

December 4, 2020

Pianist Ralph Votapek ‘60 won the prestigious Naumburg Award and the first Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Bienen faculty, alumni among 2021 Grammy nominees

November 30, 2020

Several Bienen School faculty and alumni have received 2021 Grammy Award nominations. 

Thomalla’s ‘Dark Spring’ streaming until December 7

November 30, 2020

Dark Spring, a new opera by Professor Hans Thomalla, is now available for streaming on the Mannheim National Theatre website until December 7, 2020.

Alumni Spotlight: Rena Kraut

November 20, 2020

Rena Kraut ‘99 is founder and executive director of the Cuban American Youth Orchestra (CAYO). Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

New Experiences as a First-Year Graduate Student

November 18, 2020

Elaina Palada, a master's flute student, shares her experiences as a Bienen student during the pandemic.

Alumni Spotlight: Rodney Dorsey

November 12, 2020

Rodney Dorsey ‘92 MMus, ‘06 DMA is professor of music and chair of the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight. 

Tips for a Stress-Free Recording Process

November 9, 2020

You’ve perfected your lighting, picked the perfect external microphone, and have your instrument tuned and ready... but how does one combat the undeniable nerves that accompany making prescreening and audition recordings?

Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo Goes Remote To Meet The Times

November 9, 2020

When COVID-19 restrictions were imposed in mid-March, Hanna Bingham thought her dreams of performing violin in the Bienen School’s planned production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo were over.

Alumni Spotlight: Caitlin Finnie

November 6, 2020

Caitlin Finnie ’16 currently serves as the Christine Daaé alternate on the world tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

A Message from the Director of Concert Management

October 30, 2020

Director of Concert Management Jerry Tietz announces the cancellation of all subscription series and guest artist concerts for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year.

Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Bennett

October 30, 2020

Elizabeth Bennett ‘04, director of orchestras at Buffalo Grove High School, was one of 10 finalists for the 2020 Music Educator Grammy Award. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Patrice Michaels to Appear in Carnegie Hall Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

October 28, 2020

Bienen School Lecturer Patrice Michaels will appear in the live stream event “Live With Carnegie Hall: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg” on Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. Central.


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