Thanks to an exciting initiative, graduate conducting students at the Schulich School of Music are now eligible to receive a substantial new award – the Hnatyshyn Foundation Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting. Launched at Schulich in September 2017, the $15,000 Fellowship will be awarded to an exceptional Canadian graduate student at Schulich as of the 2018-19 school year.

Published on: 28 Nov 2017

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

Violinist Mark Fewer is well-known for his ability to fit seamlessly into a variety of musical situations, from harpsichord duets to Juno-winning jazz albums. This Friday, December 1, Montreal audiences will be able to hear him in yet another setting as he appears as the soloist on Ligeti’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra along with the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble. We spoke to Fewer in a recent email exchange to learn more about this upcoming performance.


Published on: 27 Nov 2017

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

Published on: 20 Nov 2017

Soon after completing his undergraduate degree at Schulich, bass trombonist William Broverman (B.Mus 2016) set out on a career path that tops the list of many music students – a full-time position in an orchestra. Now playing with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra in Mérida, Mexico, the in-demand British Columbia native is putting his Schulich training to use in over 50 orchestral concerts a year, not to mention the other gigs filling his schedule. 

Published on: 7 Nov 2017

As Prof. Edward Klorman describes it, the Schulich School of Music’s music theory program is a place of innovation and exploration.

Published on: 7 Nov 2017

Article provenant de Les 2 Rives.

Azimut diffusion présente Marina Thibeault dans le cadre de la série « Les p’tits dimanches ensoleillés » le 5 novembre à 11h à la salle Georges-Codling du Marché des arts Desjardins.

Pour Marina Thibeault, l’année 2016-2017 a été marqué entre autre par sa nomination à titre de « Révélation Radio-Canada » ainsi que l’obtention d’un prix de la Fondation Sylva Gelber, mais surtout par la sortie de son premier opus et la venue au monde de son premier enfant.

Published on: 3 Nov 2017

Blog post by Chris Maskell

As winner of the 2016-2017 McGill Concerto Competition, violinist Amy Hillis (D.Mus 2019) is set to perform next weekend as a featured soloist with the McGill Symphony Orchestra. In advance of this appearance, we spoke to Hillis about the repertoire, her experience at Schulich and more in a recent email exchange.

Published on: 16 Sep 2017

This Sunday, September 3 at 4 p.m. and Monday, September 4 at 7 p.m. you can hear top-notch piano performances from the 2016 Midwest International Piano Competition on Symphonies of Iowa, a program on Iowa Public Radio. Among the featured pianists is Zhenni Li, who took the third prize in the competition and performed Rachmaninoff’s Elegie in E-flat minor, Op. 3 No. 1 as her encore. Recently, Ms.

Classified as: Concerts
Published on: 29 Aug 2017

Blog post by Chris Maskell

The Fall marks two significant milestones for bassist Cole Birney-Stewart (B.Mus 2013)— the return to Schulich for his Master of Music in jazz performance and the release of Champlain Bridge, his first album as a bandleader. Featuring Birney-Stewart, along with Jules Payette (B.Mus 2016), Evan Shay (M.Mus 2018), Maxime Tremblay-Rheault (M.Mus 2018) and others, the music is complex and gripping.

Published on: 25 Aug 2017

Written by Madison Duenkler for the McGill Daily (Feb 20, 2017)
Visual by Madison Duenkler


On Monday, February 13, McGill students and members of Montreal’s music community gathered at the Wirth Music building for a panel discussion, entitled “Musician’s Health Throughout a Performing Career.”

Published on: 21 Feb 2017

The Peter Mendell Award was recently given to violinist Elizabeth Skinner, a student of Prof. Axel Strauss.   She receives a bursary of $2500.  All violin, viola, cello, and bass students  under the age of 25 and enrolled on a full-time basis in one of Quebec’s universities, all cycles, or the Conservatoire de musique du Québec,  in third, fourth, and fifth cycles are eligible.  

Published on: 2 Sep 2015

Schulich  organ students  Stephen Boda and Helen Tucker won  first and second prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists National competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Organ Festival.  They are students of Hans-Ola Ericsson.

Classified as: schulich school of music, whats on, organ
Published on: 13 Jul 2015

Sometimes an artist’s most meaningful projects arise by chance, in everyday interactions, rather than through any grand plan. So, it seems, was the case with the intrepid cellist Matt Haimovitz, whose latest enthusiasm came about in the halls of McGill University, where he has been on the faculty for more than a decade.
Article from the The Boston Globe.

Classified as: music, schulich school of music, cello, Matt Haimovitz
Published on: 13 Jul 2015