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More than 200 Bienen students sign petition to diversify music curriculum

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

April 13, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students

Steven Banks, a second-year graduate student in the Bienen School of Music, recalls playing just two pieces by black composers in his life. One of the pieces was written by his best friend and member of his chamber ensemble, and...

Songwriter Thomas Mapfumo to speak about musical resistance

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter

April 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music

Zimbabwean songwriter Thomas Mapfumo will speak at Northwestern on Friday about his use of song as a form of resistance. Mapfumo, who wrote music as a way to protest the white-nationalist government of Rhodesia in southern...

Alumni percussion ensemble wins a Grammy

Kelley Czajka, A&E Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Alumni, Arts and Entertainment, Music

Third Coast Percussion, a classical percussion ensemble comprising four NU alumni, took home a Grammy award Sunday night. Its album “Steve Reich” won the award for Best Chamber Group/Small Ensemble Performance. This was the first time t...