Every week, the Schulich School of Music sees musicians from all over Montreal come together to learn about the music of Brazil. In a ten-week free workshop directed by guitarist Rodrigo Simões (through support of Schulich's Jazz Performance and Music Education areas), a group of over 20 participants has the chance to learn the ins-and-outs of samba, Baiaõ and maxixe on their main instruments, as well as perform supporting roles on a variety of percussion instruments.
Simone McIntosh (M.Mus 2017) continues her streak of successes with an upcoming appearance singing the title role in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." The production, which will be put on by Vancouver Opera in the spring, will be McIntosh's first mainstage appearance in a lead role.
After graduating from Schulich (where she won the 2016 Wirth Vocal Prize), she has gone on to work in the Canadian Opera Company's Studio Ensemble for the 2017/18 season, among other notable national appearances.
The winners of the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have been announced and many faculty members and alumni took home awards this year!
Read here for a list of artists that have a connection with Schulich. Not listed are the many faculty members and alumni who perform in the many nominated orchestras.
Concert de l'année - Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (honorary doctorate) for Une page d'histoire: Yannick Nézet-Séguin dirige le sublime Parsifal
The Schulich School of Music is well-represented in the 2018 Juno Awards, with nominees appearing in three different categories. Congratulations to all of our alumni, faculty and students who released music this past year!
2018 Juno Nominees:
Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral)
Philippe Sly (B.Mus 2011) & John Charles Britton - Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar
Daniel Taylor (L.Mus 1992) with the Trinity Choir - The Tree of Life
An exciting new exhibit can be explored through the Marvin Duchow Library at McGill University – "Women, Work and Song in Nineteeth-Century France."
The exhibit explores the evolving role of women in the popular song industry of the era, and includes many pieces from the 19th-century French sheet music collection of the Library.
In a recent CBC Music feature article, Opera McGill alumni Lara Ciekiewicz (M.Mus 2008) discussed five pieces that influenced her, including pieces by Dvorák, Stephen Fearing and more.
Those looking to hear Ciekiewicz live will soon have a chance, as she will make her debut performance as Tatyana in Calgary Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which begins February 3.
Dr. Huntington (Skip) Sheldon (1930-2018) was an iconic figure in the history of the Schulich School of Music and McGill University as a whole. In addition to a long teaching legacy in the Faculty of Medicine (where he served as the Dean from 1981-1995), he made significant contributions to the university as a philanthropist. As a result of Dr. Sheldon's generous donations, the Redpath organ was constructed and installed, and the project to build the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building was launched.
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.
(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.
(Blog post by Chris Maskell)
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.
As Prof. Edward Klorman describes it, the Schulich School of Music’s music theory program is a place of innovation and exploration.
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.