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Alumna Claire de Sévigné in 'The Abduction from the Seraglio'

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.

Published: 6 Feb 2018

L’oeuvre en marche de Rémi Bolduc

Article provenant de Le Devoir.

Published: 2 Feb 2018

Nicolas Ellis: le maestro des carrés rouges, six ans plus tard

Article provenant de la

« 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.

Published: 2 Feb 2018

"Women, Work and Song" at Marvin Duchow Library

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. 


Published: 31 Jan 2018

Lara Ciekiewicz on CBC Music

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. 

Published: 31 Jan 2018

Obituary: Dr. Huntington Sheldon

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, he made significant contributions to the university as a philanthropist. As a result of Dr....

Published: 31 Jan 2018

Original and Happy Freaks

As part of our Schulich in Concert series, Professor Hank Knox will be performing a concert January 31st at 7:30 pm in Redpath Hall. To learn more about the background of the concert, we held an email interview with Hank.

What inspired the title of your concert, “Original and Happy Freaks”?

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Bassoons, Elvis, and the Virée Classique

As part of the 6th annual Virée Classique by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) on August 12, 2017, Schulich School of Music bassoon faculty members Stéphane Lévesque and Martin Mangrum took part in the world premiere of Simon Leclerc's 'Concerto Grosso for Five Bassoons, Contrabassoon, Strings and Timpani', along with OSM bassoon colleagues and guest b...

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Renowned violinist Violaine Melançon to join the Schulich School of Music string faculty

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce that violinist Violaine Melançon will be joining the string faculty as Associate Professor, beginning August 1st, 2018.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Students, alumni and faculty in Chile with Global Leaders Program

Currently, Dr. Lisa Lorenzino, Professor of Music Education, is in southern Chile with seven current and former Schulich School of Music Students as part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program. After three days of seminars and meetings, the students have moved to a variety of locations throughout southern Chile to keep students active in free after-school music programs designed to empower youth....

Published: 17 Jan 2018

Pianist Timothy Ledger to perform Beethoven alongside guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni

Timothy Ledger, a current doctoral student who won the 2017-18 Classical Concerto Competition back in November 2017, is set to perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni. To learn more about this opportunity, we spoke to Timothy in a recent email exchange.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

First Play: OSM Soloists, Beethoven, Strauss

Original article from CBC Music.

"Over a year ago, the executives at Analekta Records approached Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, to help them spearhead a three-year, three-album initiative that would focus a spotlight on OSM musicians in a chamber music setting."

Published: 12 Jan 2018

Sixtrum's excellent end to 2017

Since their founding in 2006, the percussion ensemble Sixtrum has been striving for “excellence and the thrill of discovery in aims to become a reference in the percussion world of tomorrow.” Made up of six virtuosic and multi-talented performers, Noam Bierstone (current Schulich DMus student in percussion), Joao Catalao, Julien Grégoire, Philip Hornsey, Kristie Ibrahim (Part-time Instructor at the Schulich School ...

Published: 19 Dec 2017

Schulich nominees for the 21e Prix Opus

Finalists for the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have officially been announced, and once again the Schulich community is well represented! Established in 1996 to highlight the excellence and diversity of Québec's musical offering, les Prix Opus delivers annually to artists throughout a variety of categories....

Published: 13 Dec 2017

Finding her voice: Anna-Sophie Neher wins Wirth Vocal Prize

Excerpt taken from the McGill Reporter.

Published: 8 Dec 2017