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Enjoy Northwestern arts from home

March 31, 2020

Social distancing and shelter-at-home requirements have curtailed spring’s in-person music, art and theater offerings, but Northwestern and Chicago audiences have a wide variety of options to enjoy Northwestern University’s vibrant arts scene from their living rooms.

Cellist Sihao He selected as Bowers Program Artist

March 30, 2020

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) has selected Sihao He (MM18), a doctoral cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, as one of five artists for the Bowers Program.

Alumnus Nicholas Swett named Gates Cambridge Scholar

March 5, 2020

Bienen School alumnus Nicholas Swett has been awarded a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship for his doctoral studies in music at the University of Cambridge.

Strauss’ ‘Die Fledermaus’ is a comic operetta for our time

February 19, 2020

“Die Fledermaus” runs Feb. 27 to March 1 at Cahn Auditorium. Bienen Director of Opera Joachim Schamberger directs and guest artist John Baril will conduct the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. 

Symphonic Band selected to perform at CBDNA divisional conference

February 18, 2020

The Northwestern University Symphonic Band will perform at the North Central Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) on Saturday, February 22.

Bienen School presents Strauss’ sparkling musical cocktail ‘Die Fledermaus’

January 30, 2020

The Bienen School of Music presents Johann Strauss’ high-spirited operetta of frivolity, festivities and a practical joke gone awry, “Die Fledermaus,” from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Cahn Auditorium.

Chatting with ... Third Coast Percussion

January 23, 2020

The four members of Third Coast Percussion—all alumni of the Bienen School of Music — discuss their dream collaborations, the best part of the Grammys, and what’s playing in their headphones.  

Two Bienen ensembles to compete in MTNA Finals

January 10, 2020

Two Bienen School of Music student ensembles have advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition.

Bienen School of Music seeks nominations for $100,000 Nemmers prize

January 7, 2020

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites nominations for the 2020 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The biennial prize will be awarded in spring 2020.

Mallory Thompson to receive Medal of Honor at Midwest Clinic

December 12, 2019

Bienen School faculty member Mallory Thompson will be awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic on December 18, 2019.

Winter Chamber Music Festival lineup includes James Ehnes, Stephanie Blythe

December 11, 2019

Performances in the 24th annual Winter Chamber Music Festival include the festival debuts of the Aizuri Quartet, American String Quartet and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, as well as the return of James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong and the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam.

Grammy nominations honor faculty and alumni

November 22, 2019

Nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards include Bienen faculty, alumni, and the current winner of the school's Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.


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