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The phenomenon of artistic migration to Paris: Schulich School of Music hosts International conference

The international conference Artistic Migration & Identity: Paris 1870-1940 takes place April 27-29 at the Schulich School of Music. 

Published: 26 Apr 2017

Yannick Nézet-Séguin to get honorary doctorate

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill will present Montreal-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin with an honorary degree. The University’s highest honour will be presented to Maestro Nézet-Séguin on May 14, at 3 p.m., at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, 1600 rue Saint-Urbain.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

New book by Steven Huebner explains Verdi's craft

Despite being the most-performed operatic composer in the world, there’s a surprising lack of studies written on the style of Giuseppe Verdi’s works — a problem that Prof. Steven Huebner is addressing head-on. Recently, Huebner put out the first book in any language that offers an in-depth analysis of the composer’s musical style in the context of his 23 Italian operas, from Aida to Ernani....

Published: 18 Apr 2017

Prof. Julie Cumming honoured for graduate teaching excellence

Professor Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music History and Musicology, Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Music, has received the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award (Doctoral-level) 2016-2017  from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS)....

Published: 13 Apr 2017

Success for two Schulich Vocal Students.

Two Schulich School of Music voice students were winners at the Concours de Musique du Choeur de la Montagne, which took place on April 8, 2017.  Baritone William Reed Copeland, BMus'17/MMus'19 received first prize, and  soprano Elizabeth Mary Jane Egan BMus'18 received second prize.  Both were accompanied by Schulich School of Music Rehearsal coach, pianist  Louise Pelletier.  

Published: 11 Apr 2017

Quand Bolduc s’acoquine avec Oscar Peterson

(Revue du nouveau disque de Rémi Bolduc, du 8 avril,  Le Devoir, Serge Truffaut) 

Ce «Swingin’ avec Oscar» distille en huit pièces du pur bonheur   

Published: 10 Apr 2017

Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, recalling the early days of the McGill Opera Studio

Following her debut with the Canadian Opera Company as Micaela in Carmen in 1964, Joan Patenaude-Yarnell went on to perform many of the lyric-coloratura soprano roles throughout North America (New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera, among others) and with many leading conductors of our time (Charles Mackerras, Seiji Ozawa, Julius Rudel). Her roles have included Violetta in La Traviata, Alice Ford in Falstaff, Gilda in Rigoletto, Nedda i...

Published: 3 Apr 2017

Santé auditive des musiciens: la musique qui fait mal

Acouphènes, hypersensibilité au bruit et perte d'audition : si la musique adoucit les moeurs, elle peut aussi blesser ceux qui la jouent. En raison de l'art qu'ils pratiquent, les musiciens sont fréquemment exposés à de hauts niveaux sonores, notamment au sein des orchestres. Sans protection, les blessures sont parfois permanentes. 

Published: 3 Apr 2017

Solide et tenace Joe Sullivan

(Revue du nouvel album de Joe Sullivan, par Serge Truffaut, Le Devoir)

Published: 3 Apr 2017

Soprano Dominque Labelle honoured by Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

Professor Dominique Labelle was honoured at the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra  (PBO) and Chorale's annual Winter Gala, held on March 10, 2017.  At the Gala, Labelle premiered a newly commissioned piece which was written for her by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Published: 3 Apr 2017

Noted Pianist David Dolan in Residence April 2-6, 2017

Professor David Dolan, a  2016-2017 Catherine Thornhill-Steele Visiting Artist, will lead workshops for Schulich School of Music students and will also give a public lecture, sponsored jointly by the Department of Research and CIRMMT.    

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Jean-Sébastien Vallée: Bringing Handel to Life

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

Published: 31 Mar 2017

Radio-France presents a candid conversation with composition professor Denys Bouliane

Schulich composition professor Denys Bouliane was the featured artist on March 20th in a Radio-France program devoted to his work.  The conversation with animator Bruno Letort can be heard in its entirety and features large excerpts of his seminal works....

Published: 29 Mar 2017

Schulich graduate students excel at Society for American Music conference

A record number of Schulich School of Music graduate students presented papers and participated in the 43rd Annual Society for American Music (SAM) Annual Conference, which was hosted by McGill University and held in Montreal from March 22-26.  The Society for American Music is made up of scholars, performers, and students dedicated to the study, teaching, and creation of the musics of the Americas....

Published: 29 Mar 2017