2019-20 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
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, Northwestern's Bienen School of Music provides students an educational atmosphere unlike any other. Undergraduates may pursue dual degrees or double majors or an ad hoc (self-designed) major. Bienen graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of music-related fields.
LOCATION
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music
Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts
70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
ADMISSIONS
847-491-3141
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Merit and need-based scholarships available
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
The Bienen School of Music offers many courses related to crafting and building a successful career in music, and our internationally renowned faculty are an invaluable resource in guiding and preparing students for work post-graduation. Northwestern's Career Advancement Office provides a wide array of career planning services including assistance with cover letter and resume writing, internship applications, and interview skills, as well as more specialized offerings such as panels and opportunities to network with Chicago arts professionals.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
600 music students
Music Faculty: 54 full time, 71 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Conducting • Music Cognition • Music Education • Musicology • Piano • Piano Pedagogy • Strings and Harp • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Jazz Studies • Music Theory • Piano Pedagogy
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
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