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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Nominees include members of “The Crossing” and “Third Coast Percussion.”

Meet the Bienen alums, faculty nominated in the 2024 Grammy Awards

February 5, 2024

The 66th Grammy Awards were heavy with Northwestern nominees. 16 Bienen alumni and faculty were nominated this year across three categories — Best Choral Performance, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble...

A photograph of a gray building with glass windows, with a green lawn in front of it and a sunny sky in the background.

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble performs ‘Sound from the Bench,’ blends corporate personhood with music

February 13, 2023

A single note set the tone as Galvin Recital Hall’s dim lights illuminated the stretched image of a puppet on screen. Singers wearing black breathed, “Don’t sound obvious” as percussionist Ron...

Glass-paned building with metal letters “Pick-Staiger Concert Hall” above the doors.

Bienen concert ‘The Last Message Received’ becomes a superspreader event

May 13, 2022

After the Bienen School of Music’s concert, “The Last Message Received,” Bienen sophomore Greta McNamee learned she had stood singing right next to the event’s first reported positive COVID-19...

Several people stand several feet apart on the grass in front of Lake Michigan at sunset. They are holding large black megaphones with lights on the outer rim.

Bienen hosts first in-person, walk-through performance on the Lakefill in over a year

April 27, 2021

When Bienen Prof. Donald Nally and Kevin Vondrak (Bienen ’17) set out to compose a piece for Northwestern students during the COVID-19 pandemic, they knew Lake Michigan would be a crucial element. “Every...

Bienen Prof. Donald Nally conducting. Nally was recently received his sixth Grammy nomination in five years.

Bienen professor Donald Nally receives his sixth Grammy nomination in five years

February 4, 2021

Bienen Prof. Donald Nally has been nominated for a Grammy six times in five years, and has won the award twice. It’s a running joke among his choir that he’s never been at the ceremony. This year...

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