The Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce the five finalists for the inaugural edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. This new national competition for Canadian composers under the age of 35 was founded by Dr. Graham Sommer, MDCM’74, (1946-2016), a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and an accomplished pianist and devoted music lover. In this first edition of the competition, five finalists are to compose works for piano quintet (piano and string quartet) which will be judged in front of a live panel.
Congratulations to Eric Abramovitz (B.Mus 2016), who was recently appointed as the associate principal/Eb clarinet of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). We spoke to him in a recent email exchange about how studying at Schulich prepared him for this position.
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The Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that violinist Jinjoo Cho will be joining the string faculty as Assistant Professor, beginning August 1st, 2018.
On the occasion of the World Hearing Day, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, in collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), announces the launch of a pilot project assessing noise exposure experienced by Schulich School of Music students.
The Schulich School of Music at McGill University welcomes an international array of guest artists and student ensembles for the Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival, two packed weeks of workshops, masterclasses, and performances – all open to the public. Inspired by a passion for chamber music and the unique musical experiences it offers, Musical Chairs brings 10 guest artists and 6 guest student ensembles from 4 continents together with 52 students and 12 professors from the Schulich School. Events take place between February 25 and March
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.
Article from the McGill Reporter
It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.
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
Congratulations are in order for Claire de Sévigné (B.Mus 2009), who will appear in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio as character Blonde. The coloratura soprano was profiled last week in the Globe and Mail, where she outlines the demands of singing such a challenging role.
Article provenant de Le Devoir.
« Le saxophoniste Rémi Bolduc est malin, dans le sens le plus intelligent, et non diabolique, du terme. Il est également appliqué. Très appliqué même. Toujours est-il qu’il est en train de se singulariser, de se distinguer ainsi : il construit patiemment et avec constance ce qu’il faut bien nommer une oeuvre. On précisera même, en ces temps de confusion esthétique, une oeuvre de jazz. »
Article provenant de la Presse.ca
« Fondateur et directeur artistique de l'Orchestre symphonique de l'Agora, le jeune chef dirigera l'Orchestre Métropolitain dans l'interprétation des Planètes de Holst fin avril.
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.