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Cellist Joshua Morris receives 2016 Peter Mendell Award

Joshua Morris is a Masters in Cello Performance student of Professor Brian Manker.  He was recently a semifinalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and has also been a finalist of the McGill Classical Concerto Music Competition.  The Peter Mendell Award is intended to foster the development of musical excellence, and was founded by lawyer Peter Mendell in 2005.

Published: 30Sep2016

MASC Forum I: Prof. Stephen McAdams and Meghan Goodchild

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building A-510 (library - enter on 3rd floor), 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, CA

The McGill Association of Student Composers (MASC) series is open to all.

Presenters: Prof. Stephen McAdams and Meaghan Goodchild

Theo Bleckmann and John Hollenbeck - A Cherished Collaboration

Blog post by Chris Maskell

The partnership between jazz singer Theo Bleckmann and drummer John Hollenbeck has taken many forms over the years. One month, they may be touring with Prof. Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, while not much later, a listener might find them improvising mind-bending duets in front of a rapt audience. Next week, they are set to explore yet another new musical setting during their performance at the Schulich School of Music with McGill’s Jazz Choir.

Published: 28Sep2016

A new Canada-wide Music Composition Competition

McGill alumnus Graham Sommer, Professor of Radiology, Emeritus, at Stanford University, is also an accomplished pianist and composer.

The Schulich School of Music enthusiastically announces the establishment of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers, open to all Canadian composers under 35 years old.  The school will host the first edition of the competition in 2017, thanks to generous support from Dr. Graham Sommer, M.D. C.M. ’72.  

Full McGill Reporter article by Andrew Mahon:

Published: 28Sep2016

Application Deadline: Graduate Mobility Award


Deadline for Music students to submit the Graduate Mobility Award Application to the Music Graduate Studies Office (graduatestudies [dot] music [at] mcgill [dot] ca).

Doctoral Dissertation Defense (Musicology): Laura Risk

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building A832, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, CA

Veillées, Variants, and Violoneux: Generic Boundaries and Transnational Trajectories in the Traditional Instrumental Music of Quebec

Doctoral Dissertation Defense (Composition): Roger Feria

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building A510, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, CA


Bassoon Day


Join us for the 15th annual Bassoon Day at McGill! This year’s special guest is William Buchman, associate principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  

Application Deadline: Joint Canada Graduate Scholarship CGS Master's NSERC and SSHRC



Open to students in all disciplines. If you are applying for a Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) but are not currently enrolled in your intended graduate program at the Schulich School of Music, you must also:

Doctoral Dissertation Defense (Music Theory): Alexander Morgan

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building Room A832, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, CA

Renaissance Interval-Succession Theory: Treatises and Analysis