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And They Were Zoommates

October 28, 2020

The roommates that stay together play together, but do the roommates that room together Zoom together?

Alumni Spotlight: Curtis Moore

October 22, 2020

Curtis Moore ‘95 is an Emmy nominated musician, composer, songwriter, and producer. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Edgar

October 15, 2020

Michelle Edgar ‘05 leads creative marketing campaigns for her roster of artists as VP of brand marketing for Epic Records. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature.

Two Receive 2020 Luminarts Fellowships

October 9, 2020

Byeol Kim, a doctoral piano student of James Giles, and Julian Velasco ‘20 MMus, a former student of Taimur Sullivan, have been named 2020 Fellows in Classical Music by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

Alumni Spotlight: Kangmin Justin Kim

October 8, 2020

Kangmin Justin Kim ’11 made history in 2019 by becoming the first male singer to play the role of Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro at London’s Royal Opera House. Learn more in this Alumni Spotlight feature. 

Orfeo Goes Remote

September 17, 2020

When the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the Bienen School’s spring opera production, director of opera Joachim Schamberger reconceived Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo as an online project —an experimental opera film, Orfeo Remote.

Bienen School effort leads to Zoom upgrades

September 14, 2020

A joint effort by the Bienen School of Music and its technology colleagues at the Yale School of Music and other peer institutions has resulted in upgrades to Zoom that will greatly benefit online music instruction.

Alumnus Richard Narroway wins Freedman Classical Prize

September 11, 2020

Cellist Richard Narroway ‘13 was named winner of the Music Trust's 2020 Freedman Classical Fellowship. The prestigious $20,000 award is offered to an exceptional instrumentalist annually. 

Bienen School Represented at NATS Virtual Conference

August 20, 2020

Bienen School voice and opera faculty, students, and alumni played important roles in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s 2020 National Virtual Conference in June.

William Porter (1932-2020)

August 19, 2020

William V. Porter, professor emeritus of musicology, died Tuesday, August 18, at age 87.

Music schools sing a new tune for teaching during a pandemic

August 14, 2020

Gifted young musicians from around the world converge in the Chicago area each fall for the same reason: to study at one of the widely revered music schools.

Educators try to create meaningful, in-person arts education during COVID-19

August 13, 2020

It’s not just numbers of students that is an issue during COVID-19, but also what arts education entails, said Donald Nally, director of choral organizations at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.

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