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Howard Reich Delivers Convocation Address

August 28, 2019

Bienen School of Music alumnus Howard Reich, a longtime music and arts columnist for the Chicago Tribune, delivered the Bienen School’s convocation address on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Jay Alan Yim's music gives voice to coral reefs in crisis

August 26, 2019

The creators of “Choral” – an installation combining art, architecture and technology – are composer Jay Alan Yim, an associate professor of composition and music technology at the Bienen School of Music, and 3D/video artist Marlena Novak (’83 MFA Weinberg).

Institute for New Music announces 2019-2020 season

August 8, 2019

The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!

Three alumni compete in inaugural Tchaikovsky Brass Competition

June 28, 2019

Ansel Norris (16), a trumpet alumnus of the Bienen School of Music, won fifth prize in the brass division of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Trombone alumni Kelton Koch (14) and Nick Platoff (14) also advanced in the inaugural brass competition.

Mallory Thompson featured on Northwestern Intersections podcast

June 6, 2019

In the latest Northwestern Intersections podcast, Mallory Thompson (79, G80) discusses her “family” at Northwestern, including an extensive alumni network that she has cultivated for the past 23 years as director of bands.

Pierson brings music of Aphex Twin to Northwestern

May 23, 2019

Over 15 years ago, Alan Pierson’s ensemble Alarm Will Sound recorded an album of tracks by British techno artist Aphex Twin. This Friday, Pierson conducts the Contemporary Music Ensemble in renditions of some of these same songs.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates 50th anniversary June 8 and 9

May 15, 2019

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day celebration June 8 and 9, culminating in a performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni.

Bienen School presents Berlioz’s ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

May 6, 2019

The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26

Steven J. Morrison joins Bienen School faculty

May 6, 2019

Steven J. Morrison has been named Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School, effective September 1, 2019.

Composition student receives Presidential Fellowship

May 1, 2019

Luis Fernando Amaya, a doctoral candidate in composition and music technology, has been named a Northwestern University Presidential Fellow – the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University

Bienen School’s four concert series features numerous Northwestern debuts

April 29, 2019

The Bienen School of Music will begin its 2019-2020 subscription season in September with four concert series, offering 21 performances that showcase award-winning virtuosity.

Frederick Hemke (1935-2019)

April 24, 2019

Frederick Hemke, professor emeritus of saxophone, died April 17, 2019 at age 83.


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