Part of the Davee Distance Learning Initiative

Webcast programming is subject to change. Check this website regularly for updates. You can also watch excerpts from select webcast performances in our video library.


Want to watch one of our webcasts? 

Mobile Devices

Link to the mobile stream here:  view_mobile_stream

The mobile stream, which can be viewed on iOS and Android OS 3.0+, is in beta testing and may not be acceptable for viewing the live stream. Please allow time for buffering. 

If using 3G, a good connection is required. If you use this stream, please let us know how well it performed by sending an email to herb@northwestern.edu  



Download the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player, then visit this page approximately 10 minutes prior to the concert to view the live webcast feed.  The Flash Player screen will appear when the webcast feed begins. If you do not see any activity on the screen, refresh this page periodically until the live footage is available.

Institutions with access to Internet2 can view the high bandwidth mpeg2 multicast feed using VLC player or by using an mpeg2 decoder. The multicast IP being used for the testing is, port 1234. (To open a network stream in VLC, hit Control + N or Apple + N. In the UDP/RTP Multicast section, enter the address above and click "OK stream.")

Questions about our webcast events should be directed to pick-staiger@northwestern.edu.


Reaching music lovers online

With the aid of the World Wide Web and Internet2, the Bienen School of Music is sharing live video master classes, concert broadcasts, and special events with the world.

Live master classes broadcast via Internet2 in spring 2007 were widely viewed and well received. Featuring internationally acclaimed pianist Richard Goode, the inaugural winner of the Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance, and former Berlin Philharmonic principal clarinetist Karl Leister, the classes were also made available via RealPlayer as live webcasts for anyone with Internet access. Since that time, our live webcasts have included such artists as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, master classes with clarinetist Philippe Cuper and pianist Stephen Hough, mandolinists Mike Marshall and Sam Bush, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and jazz pianists Patricia Barber and Kenny Werner, as well as performances by Bienen School of Music faculty and student ensembles.

Many of our webcasts are recorded and later made available as streaming video in the Davee Video Library section of our site. Specific information about upcoming webcast content and events will be announced on this website and the Bienen School of Music website.