The Daily Northwestern

More than 200 Bienen students sign petition to diversify music curriculum

Madeleine Fernando, Assistant A&E Editor

April 12, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Music, Students, The Monthly

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...

Northwestern students perform at Kennedy Center in Washington

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2015

Filed under Campus

Four Northwestern students and an alumnus performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington on Tuesday in a showcase for the nation's best college-aged musicians. The students and alumnus performed...

Bienen professor and composer dies at age 62

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

June 10, 2014

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

Bienen Prof. Lee Hyla died Friday at age 62, Northwestern said Tuesday. Hyla was an award-winning composer famous for his originality, NU said. He began working at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music in 2007 after teaching...

John Cage festival highlights goals of Institute for New Music

Connor Samuelson, Reporter

November 6, 2012

Filed under Academic, Campus, Student Groups

To inaugurate the newly established Institute for New Music, Northwestern's Bienen School of Music is hosting a festival this month featuring the work of contemporary composer John Cage. The John Cage Festival, running Nov....