2018-19 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Bienen School of Music
Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University
MISSION
Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research, and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
With its proximity to the cultural hub of Chicago, conservatory-level musical training and engaging academic environment, the Bienen School of Music provides students an educational atmosphere unlike any other. Undergraduates may pursue dual degrees or double majors (music plus an outside field) or an ad hoc (self-designed) major.
LOCATION
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive, Room 2-120
Evanston, IL 60208
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
847-491-3141
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Bienen School of Music is dedicated to the next generation of musicians, and that means helping our students and alumni prepare for finding a job in their chosen field. In addition to training with faculties who have achieved success in the music industry, we also partner with Northwestern Career Advancement Office to provide a wide array of career planning services that can help students prepare for the next step in a musical career.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
620 music students
Music Faculty: 54 full time, 71 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Music Education • Musicology • Piano • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Wind conducting • Choral conducting • Music cognition • Musicology • Piano Pedagogy • Jazz Studies
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
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