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The 10th anniversary of an organ competition founded by John Grew

An excerpt from a McGill Reporter article.

"“It was my crazy idea,” John Grew observed at the start of a conversation about what is now the only North American-based international pipe organ competition. “In North America, we are unique.”

Published: 6 Oct 2017

Paul Johnston in MacEwan University's new recording studios

Excerpt from an article from the Edmonton Journal.

"Chances are you don’t think about the microphone stands used to record your favourite tunes. It’s part of Johnston’s role to make sure that you can just sit back and enjoy the music, and to train others to reach for those same high standards.

The work is all tied to a recording diploma and hopefully — subject to government approval — the first full-scale, four-year recording degree in Canada."

Published: 3 Oct 2017

Montreal alto saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps to play three Ontario concerts

An excerpt from an Ottawa Citizen article.

"Montreal alto saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps ventures across the border later this week to play three Ontario concerts — Sept. 29 at the Jazz Room in Waterloo, Sept. 30 at Record Runner Rehearsal Studio in Ottawa and Oct. 1 at the Emmet Ray in Toronto.

Published: 2 Oct 2017

Prof. Marcelo Wanderley to teach masterclass series on culture and technology at Numediart Research Institute of Mons University

An excerpt from CUTE 2017: Numediart Masterclass on Culture and Technology:

Published: 28 Sep 2017

End of an era for county music festival

An excerpt from an article by the County Weekly News:

Published: 28 Sep 2017

Upstairs & Schulich: 20 years running

Blog post by Chris Maskell

Published: 25 Sep 2017

Alex Francoeur: Missing Element

Blog post by Chris Maskell

Published: 22 Sep 2017

3D audio boosts sound enjoyment with artificial intelligence

This article was published in the Financial Post on September 8, 2017.

"Matthew Boerum is co-founder and CEO of Audible Reality, Inc., a developer of a 3D software solution that creates an immersive experience for anyone using headphones. With Audible Reality, users can experience another person’s voice or music as if they were in the same room.

Published: 11 Sep 2017

CBC/McGill Internship: a great opportunity for Schulich students!

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Announcing the launch of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers

The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is proud to announce the first edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers. The late Dr. Graham Sommer, an alumnus of McGill’s Faculty of Medicine as well as an accomplished pianist and ardent music lover, made a gift to create a biennial competition for young Canadian composers, with a focus on chamber music....

Published: 7 Sep 2017

Dean Brenda Ravenscroft begins her mandate at the Schulich School of Music

Professor Brenda Ravenscroft is the new Dean of the Schulich School of Music. Formerly Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, and Professor of Music Theory and Analysis, Prof. Ravenscroft began her mandate at Schulich in July of 2017. Prof. Ravenscroft taught Music Theory at McGill’s Faculty of Music from 1991 to 1993, and has maintained close ties with McGill colleagues through research and teaching interests....

Published: 29 Aug 2017

In memoriam of Professor Eleanor Stubley

To honour Eleanor’s devotion to students at the Schulich School of Music and by request of her family, donations can be made to the Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize by visiting McGill’s Giving Site or by calling McGill directly at 514-398-5000. 

Published: 14 Aug 2017

Montreal tabla virtuoso Shawn Mativetsky releases new solo album

Earlier this year, McGill percussion faculty member Shawn Mativetsky released Rivers, a traditional Indian classical solo tabla album – making him the first Quebec-based artist to do so. Featuring George Koller on dilruba, the disc features traditional repertoire from North India passed onto Mativetsky

Published: 8 Aug 2017

Vermont cellist Joshua Morris’s golden year

<Article from McGill News - Alumni Magazine>

As a master’s student at McGill, Joshua Morris, MMus’17, often walked through the music library where a Golden Violin sculpture sits on display.

The display case includes the names of the winners of the annual Golden Violin Competition – one of the most significant music prizes in Canada, which comes with a $25,000 cash award.“

Published: 7 Aug 2017

Nicolas Ellis, le Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois de la direction d’orchestre!

Article provenant du Devoir

"Alors qu’il passait son baccalauréat de piano, Nicolas Ellis a monté en 2012, pendant le Printemps érable, l’« Orchestre de la solidarité sociale ». Cinq ans plus tard, il se voit confier par Yannick Nézet-Séguin l’Orchestre Métropolitain pour cinq concerts d’été, dont, ce jeudi, l’emblématique concert au chalet du Mont-Royal.

Published: 1 Aug 2017