More from Music in the News

classified as:
  • Music in the News

2017 Juno Nominees Announced

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has  announced the nominees for the 46th Annual JUNO Awards and this year Schulich faculty, alumni and former faculty are well-represented in the lists of finalists. Here below is a comprehensive list of those nominees with ties to the school....

Published: 8 Feb 2017

Opus Prize winners announced

The 20th annual Conseil Québecois de la musique Gala was held on Sunday, February 5th, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  Under the artistic direction of Alain Gauthier, Québec's musical community gathered to celebrate the artists, performers, musical ensembles, cultural organizations, composers and musicologists who have shone across the province and beyond over the past year.  Once again, there were many awards distributed to members of the Schulich community....

Published: 6 Feb 2017

Sam Newsome: ‘Some things just are’

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, saxophonist Sam Newsome will be performing with pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, McGill Jazz Orchestra I and other guests at 7:30 p.m. in Pollack Hall. In anticipation of this concert, Schulich graduate student Chris Maskell spoke to Newsome to learn more about his life and music.

Published: 31 Jan 2017

Une Luxuese Chauve-Souris

Aujourd’hui, les paradigmes ont changé. On ne va plus à Opera McGill pour dénicher des talents d’ici, dont les meilleurs iront ensuite à l’Atelier d’opéra avant de se faire entendre à l’international. On y entend une panoplie de gens venus de partout pour étudier à Montréal. Ils donnent un spectacle de niveau souvent quasiment professionnel.

Published: 31 Jan 2017

Schulich Brass named to semi-finals in the National Trumpet Competition

The McGill Trumpet Ensemble, let by Professor Richard Stoelzel, has advanced to the semi finals of the National Trumpet Competition to be held in March 2017 in Denver,Colorado. In addition, Francis LaPorte and Brent Proseus have advanced to the semi finals of the National Trumpet Competition College Solo Division. 

Published: 24 Jan 2017

Rashaan Allwood Prizewinner in the Wadden International Organ Competition

Rashaan Allwood, a student of Professor Hans-Ola Ericsson, was awarded second prize at the Wadden International Organ Competition in Denmark this past weekend.  HIs award of 75.000 Danish Krona is approximately $14,000 Canadian.  “I am indeed very proud of  Rashaan whose shows exceptional hard work,talent, and determination," said Prof....

Published: 23 Jan 2017

Russell Wustenberg, a bridge between director and performer

Blog post by Chris Maskell

As Opera McGill’s landmark 60th season continues into the New Year, the momentum of its programming isn’t letting up. With major events on the horizon such as next weekend’s production of Die Fledermaus at the Monument-National and the subsequent Opera B!nge festival, both Schulich students and faculty alike have busy schedules.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

Coming Up: A four-concert George Enescu Festival February 3-5, 2017

In this piece, George Ensescu festival organizer Ilya Poletaev discusses his passion for the music of the composer and his motivations for organizing this first festival dedicated to his music with Schulich graduate student Chris Maskell.  

Published: 18 Jan 2017

Riffing on a Legend: Jazz Concert Inspired by Martin Luther King Junior

Jazz musicians paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. with a concert based on his speeches and words. The concert at McGill University used speeches by the civil rights leader as an auditory backdrop to the instrumental pieces.

Link to CTV News item in sidebar. 

Published: 17 Jan 2017

McGill performance taps the music of Martin Luther King Junior

Schulich School of Music jazz professor and grammy-nominated composer John Hollenbeck marks Martin Luther King Day with unique performance.  (Full CBC article in sidebar link)

Published: 16 Jan 2017

Schulich School of Music and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy

The Schulich School of Music at McGill University is now one of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy’s collaborating organizations, joining founding participants The Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music....

Published: 3 Jan 2017

Pianist Madeline Weber receives Abner Martin Music Scholarship

Madeline Weber, student of Professor Marina Mdivani is the recipient of the $4,000 Abner Martin Music Scholarship for 2016/17....

Published: 22 Dec 2016

Zi Hua Tan finalist for the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

 Zi Hua Tan, a Doctoral composition student of Prof. John Rea has been named a finalist for the 2017 Toru Takemitsu Composition Award.  Out of 115 entries from 36 countries, Zi Hua Tan’s composition, …at the still point… was chosen to be among the four finalists of the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2017....

Published: 19 Dec 2016

Schulich nominees for the Prix Opus

Finalists for the Conseil québécois de la musique's Prix Opus were announced last Friday, and once again there are many nominated who are  Schulich alumni and/or faculty.   The Prix Opus were established in 1996 to highlight the excellence and diversity of Québec's musical offering, and are awarded in many different categories.  The winners will be announced in a Gala event to be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017....

Published: 14 Dec 2016