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Mezzo-Soprano Rihab Chaieb wins 1st Prize at the 2016 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition

Rihab Chaieb has been awarded a First Prize at the 2016 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition in New York.   She graduated with BMus in Voice from the  Schulich School of Music before becoming a member of the Canadian Opera Company's  Ensemble program....

Published: 7 Apr 2016

Viva Voce's Last Concert

Viva Voce, one of Montreal's best professional choral ensembles gave its last concert on Tuesday night at Bourgie Hall. Viva Voce closed its 17th season with music by Renaissance rock star and Monteverdi role model, Cipriano De Rore. Founder and conductor Peter Schubert says he's always looking for enticing ways to program a concert, and...

Published: 6 Apr 2016

Composer John Rea the focus of latest Circuit musiques contemporaines magazine

The latest edition of Circuit musiques contemporaines, Volume 26, no. 1, is devoted to the Societé de musique contemporaine de Québec's (SMCQ) Homage Series composer of the year, Professor John Rea.  Rea has been celebrated  by the SMCQ throughout the 2015-2016 musical season....

Published: 31 Mar 2016

Review: Ensemble Signal Returns to Winter With ‘Schnee’

Professor Jacqueline Leclair, Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs group, Ensemble Signal, performed a remarkable, hour-long work by Hans Abrahamsen in New York City March 24th, and received this New York Times review. Leclair teaches oboe, coaches chamber music and is also Woodwind Area Chair here at the Schulich School of Music. 

Published: 29 Mar 2016

Master's Student Benjamin Deschamps receives Conseil des Arts de Montréal award

Benjamin Deschamps, a Schulich School of Music Master's student has been awarded the 'Bourse de Création Jazz' by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM).  The $5,000 award will be used to help fund the production of his second jazz recording.  The award was announced on March 17, at the opening of the Jazz en rafale concert series....

Published: 29 Mar 2016

McGill's Schulich School of Music ranked top Canadian university by QS in the Performing Arts Category

On March 21st, 2016 the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 were announced and McGill's Schulich School of Music was named the top Canadian performing arts university in the country. QS rankings highlight the world’s top universities in 42 subjects, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.  The Schulich School of Music was ranked 26th overall....

Published: 23 Mar 2016

Québec Hebdo>Culture Jean-Sébastien Vallée et le Chœur Schulich en concert à Québec

Le Chœur Schulich de l'Université McGill sera en concert à la Chapelle du Musée de l'Amérique à Québec vendredi 11 mars. C'est un retour aux sources pour le directeur artistique du Chœur Schulich, Jean-Sébastien Vallée, qui vient de Québec et y a poursuivi ses études en musique.

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Published: 10 Mar 2016

SQRM applauds Schulich School of Music researchers

Research at McGill is often celebrated for its international collaborations and recognition; but its importance at home, in the province of Quebec, is equally meritorious. This was never more apparent than at the recent award ceremony of the Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM) when the outstanding work of six young McGill musicologists and theorists were recognized.  On Nov....

Published: 8 Mar 2016

Marcelo Wanderley appointed an INRIA International Chair, 2016-20.

Professor Marcelo M. Wanderley has been awarded an Inria International Chair for 2016-2020. Prof. Wanderley is the first McGill researcher to be awarded this chair and is among the four awardees this year. Inria is the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics....

Published: 8 Mar 2016

Anna Peletsis wins the McGill Concerto Competition, Piano Division.

Anna Peletsis, a doctoral piano student of Professor Marina Mdivani, has won the McGill Concerto Competition and will perform next season with the McGIll Symphony Orchestra....

Published: 24 Feb 2016

Brent Proseus, trumpet, winner of the McGill Concerto Competiton.

Brent Proseus, a student of Professor Richard Stoelzel, Brass Area Chair, has been named winner of the 2016 Schulich School of Music Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion competition.  Brent’s first trumpet teacher was his father, Eric and he  continued his studies with Gregg Good....

Published: 19 Feb 2016

An Interview with Wirth Vocal Prize winner Chelsea Rus

On Feb. 7, Chelsea Rus was named the winner of the inaugural Wirth Vocal Prize. According to the Schulich School of Music’s website, the $25,000 prize is given to “an exceptional voice student… in recognition of outstanding accomplishment as a singer and significant promise for an international career.” Pretty heady stuff for any young singer – but especially so for Rus, who had never even heard an opera until her first year of college in 2009 back home in Abbotsford, B.C.

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Published: 19 Feb 2016

Jean-Willy Kunz : Pipe dreams do come true

If, as Mark Twain said here in 1881, you can’t throw a brick in Montreal without breaking a church window, it must be equally true that you can’t go very far in this once very religious city without stumbling across a pipe organ. And often a damned good one.

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Published: 17 Feb 2016

Elinor Frey wins Opus Prize for the Berlin Sonatas

Cellist Elinor Frey, an alumni of the Schulich School of Music, has won the early-music recording of the year award for her disc Berlin Sonatas on the Passacaille label.   Fascinated with the cello’s origins and the creative process of new music, Elinor Frey plays both period and modern instruments....

Published: 15 Feb 2016

John Grew to be invested into the Order of Canada on Friday, February 12

Professor Emeritus John Grew, former Dean of Music, will be invested into the Order of Canada on Friday, February 12th 2016 in a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The ceremony, which begins at 10:30am EST, will be webcast live from the Governor General of Canada's website. A webcast link will be available on their homepage before 10:30am on Friday.

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Published: 11 Feb 2016

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