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Online oncology course offered for practicing physicians

Tue, 2014-07-22 16:03

This program is designed for health professionals to improve their knowledge in the field of oncology. The course is offered in two parts: Oncology I, which started April 1 and is currently active and Oncology II, which will be released in the near future. Click here to see a description, take a demo or to REGISTER for the new accredited McGill University Oncology for Practicing Physicians course.

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Fri, 2014-11-21 19:00 - 23:00

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: TBC

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MUS Frosh: National Frosh League

Thu, 2014-08-28 (All day) - Sun, 2014-08-31 (All day)

Date: August 28, 2014 - August 31, 2014
Location: Bronfman building

For more information, please visit: www.musfrosh.com

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Grad Seminar Information

Tue, 2014-07-22 14:35



The following seminar can be cross-referenced as a composition seminar.

MUTH 652 (001) Seminar in Music Theory 1 – CRN 12099

Professor Jonathan Wild

Tuning and Temperament: Historical and Speculative Approaches

In this seminar we shall investigate the changing ways in which musical scales and other organising principles of intonation for western music have been conceived, modelled, and evaluated, from antiquity to the present. The emphasis will be more on musical systems than on the repertoire they support. On the historical side we shall examine, among other issues: Platonist vs. Aristoxenian notions of pitch division in Ancient Greece; the Just Intonation debates of the sixteenth century; the development of circulating temperaments in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; and the effects of acoustical science on theories of harmony after the scientific revolution. Modern components of the seminar will touch on the field of scale theory (e.g. Clough; Carey & Clampitt), as well as on the speculative approaches of twentieth-century composers and experimentally-minded theorists who have proposed novel tuning systems as a means of increasing available sonic resources. We will conclude with an introduction to systems of microtonality as used by selected twenty-first-century composers, benefitting from two guest lectures by the composer Lasse Thoresen. As part of our aural familiarisation with musical materials drawn from outside 12-tone equal temperament, we will incorporate hands-on exploration of alternative tuning systems through the use of retunable software instruments.

Course assessment will include in-class presentations, a short test, and a research paper of 15-20 pages.


MUGT 610 (001) Seminar - Music Education – CRN 19576

Professor Joel Wapnick

Research in Music Performance

This course will deal with recent research in music performance.

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Conference - Gérard Grisey, the spectral moment, and its legacy

Sun, 2014-10-19 (All day) - Tue, 2014-10-21 (All day)
Price: For more information please consult the Grisey Conference website

The premature death of French composer Gérard Grisey (1946–98) cut short one of the most productive and creative musical careers of the twentieth century. Starting in the 1970s, Grisey and other musicians associated with the ensemble l’Itinéraire developed a radically new musical approach that took the physical characteristics of sounds (their acoustical spectra) as a source of inspiration.

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Electrical outage in Laird Hall (Macdonald Campus)

Wed, 2014-07-23 06:00 - 10:00

Due to preventive maintenance, there will be no electricity in Laird Hall on Macdonald campus on Wednesday, July 23 from 6 to 10am.

While emergency power will still be available, power will not be available for other services (such as wireless) or for computers.

If you work in the building, you are advised to shut down your computer before leaving on Tuesday, July 22.

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CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture Series: Marilyn Nonken - The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry

Thu, 2014-10-16 16:30 - 18:00
Price: Free admission

The spectral piano: An ecological inquiry
Marilyn Nonken, New York University, USA

For more information on this lecture, please visit the CIRMMT website.

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Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Vedel for receiving New Investigator Salary CIHR Award!

Tue, 2014-07-22 13:35

In June, Dr. Isabelle Vedel was awarded the New Investigator Salary Award: Winter 2013 Priority Announcement - Community-based Primary Health Care - by the CIHR. This award that entails a contribution made to outstanding candidates that are conducting independent research, will go towards Dr. Vedel’s project on Alzheimer’s disease.

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Robert Leckey to head Paul-André Crépeau Centre

Tue, 2014-07-22 11:56

We are pleased to announce that Professor Robert Leckey has been appointed Director of the Paul-André Crépeau Center for Private and Comparative Law, for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2014. 

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Continuing Studies program & course Updates

Tue, 2014-07-22 10:26

Updated program and course offerings in the School of Continuing Studies for 2014–15 are now online! No matter your age or situation, Continuing Studies has the answer for what you've got in mind; see the SCS eCalendar for full details.

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