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First and third prizes to Rashaan Allwood and Joel Peters in OSM Manulife Competition

The 2016 edition of the OSM Manulife Competition took place last week.  This year's categories were strings and organ, for which the semi-final string rounds took place in Tanna Schulich Hall at the Schulich School of Music.  The semifinals for organ took place in the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the finals in the Maison symphonique de Montréal at the Grand-Orgue-Pierre-Béique....

Published: 30 Nov 2016

Compositional Collaboration between the OSM and the Schulich School of Music.

When Schulich School of Music composition students write pieces for orchestra it may be that they dream of their works someday being performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, with all the finesse and polish that a world-class orchestra brings to contemporary music.   For three students, Doyoon Kim, Francisco Ferro and Xue Han, this was exactly what happened, when on November 10th, the O...

Published: 25 Nov 2016

Mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh wins Wirth Vocal Prize

Following an evening of exceptionally high-level vocal artistry from all three finalists, Jean-Philippe Mc Clish, Simone McIntosh and Igor Mostovoi, last night the members of the Jury declared mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, a Master's voice student of Dominique Labelle the winner of the 2016-2017 Wirth Vocal Prize...

Published: 21 Nov 2016

Jordan de Souza, le monsieur 100 000 volts du classique

Jordan de Souza est arrivé à Montréal il y a dix ans pour se former à la musique, avouant lui-même qu'il ne connaissait rien à l'opéra, discipline avec laquelle il s'est familiarisé à McGill....

Published: 14 Nov 2016

Peter Schubert receives McGill's Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning

On  November 2nd,  Schulich School of Music Theory Professor Peter Schubert was named the recipient of McGill University’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Learning....

Published: 10 Nov 2016

Finalists announced for the Wirth Vocal Prize

The three finalists chosen to compete for the Wirth Vocal Prize this year are mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, bass-baritone Igor Mostovoi and bass Jean-Philippe Mc Clish....

Published: 9 Nov 2016

Saledepresse review of Alcina

Blog post by Patricia Morales (in Spanish)

Published: 9 Nov 2016

Robert Hasegawa receives a Society for Music Theory award

Robert Hasegawa, Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Area Chair for Music Theory at the Schulich School of Music, has received the 'Emerging Scholar Award' at the 2016 Society for Music Theory conference held in Vancouver.  His article “Clashing Harmonic Systems in Haas’s Blumenstück and in vain” was published in the journal Music Theory Spectrum 37/2 (Fall 2015)....

Published: 9 Nov 2016

Mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh winner of COC Centre Stage Competition

Vancouver-born mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh, a Master's student  of Professor Dominique Labelle at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University was named the winner of the COC Centre Stage Competition on Thursday, November 3rd.    The announcement was made at the gala evening event held in Toronto and the prize is sponsored by Board Chair Colleen Sexsmith....

Published: 4 Nov 2016

Joshua Morris winner of the 2016-2017 Golden Violin Competition

Cellist Joshua Morris was named the winner of the 2016-2017 Golden Violin Competition held Sunday, October 30th in Pollack Hall.  Morris, accompanied by Karsiri Laothamatas, performed  Kaddish, from 2 Mélodies hébraïques by  Maurice Ravel, a work composed by Morris himself, Suite for Solo Cello, and the  Prokofiev  Sonata for cello and piano in C major, Op. 119....

Published: 31 Oct 2016

The Comings and Goings of Pianist Bryn Roberts

For rootsy singer-songwriters Dar Williams, Serena Ryder and Rosanne Cash, the accompanist of choice has often been pianist Bryn Roberts.  But when he’s in charge, Roberts, a 39-year-old Winnipeg native who splits his time between New York City and Portland, Ore., leans toward playing lyrical, contemporary jazz....

Published: 26 Oct 2016

Accolades for soprano Dominique Labelle's recording of Mi Palpita Il Cor

Voice professor soprano Dominique Labelle has released an album with Musica Pacifica: Mi Palpita Il Cor.  Musica Pacifica is an early music ensemble based in San Francisco  and they have built up an impressive catalog of performances concentrating primarily on the pre-Classical repertoire....

Published: 20 Oct 2016

Conductor Jordan de Souza named Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin

Jordan de Souza, BMus'09, MMus'11 will become the Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin  beginning with the start of their 2017/18 season.  In his first season as Kapellmeister, he will conduct several repertoire pieces, direct one new production and lead an orchestra concert.

Published: 18 Oct 2016

Mark Fewer: Expanding Your Horizons

Blog post by Chris Maskell

Published: 17 Oct 2016

Brenda Ravenscroft named next Dean of the Schulich School of Music

Professor Brenda Ravenscroft will be the next Dean of the Schulich School of Music. Currently Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) at Queen’s Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at Queen’s University, Prof. Ravenscroft will begin her mandate at Schulich in July of 2017. Prof....

Published: 7 Oct 2016