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The Bienen School of Music ranks as one of the nation’s leading music institutions. For more than a century the school has offered a unique education, combining conservatory-level musical training with the academic rigor of a top-tier research institution. Boasting accomplished faculty and students who regularly garner major awards and honors, and offering a pioneering array of dual-degree and double-major opportunities, the school stands as a core component of Northwestern’s distinctive combination of outstanding achievement in scholarship and the arts.

Your support enhances the Bienen School’s position as one of the nation’s leading music institutions by investing in these priorities:

  • Merit aid and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate performance majors, including international students, will allow the Bienen School to better compete with peer institutions for leading talent from around the world.
  • Endowment for Academic and Artistic Programming to support special initiatives including festivals, commissions, and student ensemble touring will enhance opportunities for students and faculty.
  • The training of Voice and Opera students will be strengthened through increased connections with major opera artists and professional opera companies, and the prominence of the program offers significant opportunities for enhancing the school’s visibility.
  • Endowing the Institute for New Music will enable the institute to undertake special initiatives such as festivals, lectures, guest artist residencies, and commissions of new works.
  • Endowing the Department of Music Performance will support studies in brass, jazz, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds as well as band, choral, and orchestral conducting.
  • Endowed professorships will allow the Bienen School to recruit and retain artist-scholars who will assist in recruiting the nation’s best music students, bolstering the school’s reputation as one of the nation’s top-ranked music institutions.
  • The permanent creation of an unrestricted endowed deanship will allow the dean to focus on the school’s highest annual priorities.

Direct your gift to an individual department or program, or give to the Bienen School Annual Fund, providing resources to sustain our outstanding educational and artistic experience.

Supporters who make annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the Bienen School are recognized with membership in the Lutkin Society.


Ivan Adames
Executive Director, Alumni Relations and Development

See Also

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