Bienen School of Music

The Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music combines a nationally ranked music program of conservatory-level intensity with the academic rigor and scholarly resources found only at a top private, research university. Additionally, the world-class music making and other cultural resources of downtown Chicago provide exceptional opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

Many of our faculty are members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestras, as well as internationally acclaimed soloists and sought-after conductors, clinicians, and scholars. Whether you plan to perform, teach, compose, or work in arts administration, the Bienen School of Music offers a wealth of opportunity.