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Violist Marina Thibault named a Révélation musicale 2016-2017

Violist Marina Thibault, MMus'15, has been named a Révélation musicale 2016-2017 by Radio-Canada.   While a student at the Schulich School of Music she was in the class of Prof. André Roy, and was a winner of the McGill Concerto Competition.  The Révélations musicales program provides both artistic support and a performance platform for talented young artists.  

Published: 19 May 2016

Two conducting appointments for Karl Hirzer

Artist Diploma piano student Karl Hirzer, MMus 2015, has been named resident conductor with Calgary Philharmonic and also assistant conductor to Boris Brott at the National Academy Orchestra for the summer of 2016. Karl Hirzer is a Canadian pianist and conductor from Vancouver, BC....

Published: 9 May 2016

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship - call for nominations (due May 17, 2016)

The Schulich School of Music is conducting an internal competition to select its candidate for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.

The deadline to submit applications for institutional review is May 17, 2016.

Published: 27 Apr 2016

Prof. Stephen McAdams wins Killam Fellowship

Professor Stephen McAdams, Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition, is one of six outstanding Canadian researchers to be awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. He is the second Killam Research Fellowship recipient from the Schulich School of Music.

Published: 19 Apr 2016

Laura Risk awarded a 2016 SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit.

The Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC) have named graduate musicology student Laura Risk a recipient of a 2016 SWAAC Graduate Student Award of Merit.  This award was established to recognize women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their university and in the community while maintaining an exemplary academic record.  The award, which consi...

Published: 12 Apr 2016

New Lawrence A. Mysak Prize for Woodwinds

When he retired in 2010, Lawrence Mysak, Professor Emeritus in McGill’s Department of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, capped an illustrious and award-winning career in science and mathematics. But his research and teaching career ran parallel to another passion. Mysak is also an active musician, and has played the flute for over two decades as a member of the I Medici di McGill Orchestra. Recently he established the Lawrence A....

Published: 11 Apr 2016

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.

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