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519 undergraduate and 328 graduate students are enrolled in our music programs.

Of undergraduate students:
38% are from Québec, 39% are from the rest of Canada, 23% are international students

Of graduate students:
30% are from Quebec, 30% from the rest of Canada, and 40% are international students

In 2017, the Schulich School of Music was named the number one Canadian school in the Performing Arts category by QS World University Rankings for the second consecutive year

We offer more than 75+ programs in music research and performance, spanning classical and jazz performance, opera, early and contemporary music, sound recording, music technology, and humanities-based studies.

Schulich faculty are ranked among the leaders in their fields of performance and research and have been awarded numerous prestigious distinctions.
Our faculty includes 30 performing members of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, 1 Tier one Canada Research Chair, 3 James McGill Professors, 3 William Dawson Scholars.


Schulich School of Music professors receive support from 56 federal and provincial grants, many of which fund student research initiatives.

We are transforming our Multimedia Room (MMR) into a research hub interconnected with l'Université de Montréal's Salle Claude Champagne. 

The 2016-17 Schulich concert season featured over 700 performances.

Opera McGill is the only opera training program in Canada to annually produce three fully-staged operas, each with orchestral accompaniment.



Our teaching, practice, performance and research facilities span 148,650 square feet, including:

113 practice rooms, 4 concert halls, an opera studio, a state-of-the-art music multimedia room, 10+ research labs, CIRMMT (an interdisciplinary research centre), the Marvin Duchow Music Library.


In the past 10 years, scholarships, fellowships and bursaries offered to our students have increased by over 400%.

New for the 2016-17 year:
 Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize
 Luba Zuk Piano Duo Composition Prize

In 2015-16, 145 undergraduate and 207 graduate students received over $4M in private and public financial support.

In 2016, Schulich alumni were recipients of the Virginia Parker Prize, Jean-Marie Beaudet Award, Robert Fleming Prize, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council from the Arts.

In the last five years, Schulich alumni have won positions in over 20 international orchestras, including:
New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, China’s National Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, Russia’s Tyumen Philharmonic Orchestra