The Peter Mendell Award was recently given to violinist Elizabeth Skinner, a student of Prof. Axel Strauss. She receives a bursary of $2500. All violin, viola, cello, and bass students under the age of 25 and enrolled on a full-time basis in one of Quebec’s universities, all cycles, or the Conservatoire de musique du Québec, in third, fourth, and fifth cycles are eligible.
Schulich organ students Stephen Boda and Helen Tucker won first and second prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists National competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in conjunction with the Winnipeg Organ Festival. They are students of Hans-Ola Ericsson.
Sometimes an artist’s most meaningful projects arise by chance, in everyday interactions, rather than through any grand plan. So, it seems, was the case with the intrepid cellist Matt Haimovitz, whose latest enthusiasm came about in the halls of McGill University, where he has been on the faculty for more than a decade. Article from the The Boston Globe.
The Schulich School of Music and the Department of Early Music congratulate recent graduate Mark Edwards, MMus organ & harpsichord, 2011, who has just won First Prize at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition.
Jordan de Souza,has been named director of the Ottawa Choral Society. An alumnus of the Schulich School of Music, he was also course lecturer here in the 2011/12 academic year. Mr. de Souza has been broadcast on the CBC and through the European Broadcasting Union in over 20 countries.
Schulich School of Music Alumni Shalom Bard (Mmus distinction 2010) named the new Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the New Music Director of the Toronto Youth Symphony Orchestra. He won the final auditions for these important positions in May, 2012.
Schulich School of Music of McGill University Composition Students and Alumni dominate at the 2012 Socan Foundation Awards for Young Composers
The John Weinzweig award for best overall work was presented to a former Schulich School of Music student (Zosha di Castri) in a tie and of the 15 composers named, 10 are current or former Schulich students. A total of 17 citations were given, and of these, 12 were awarded to current or former Schulich students. 2 of the cited Schulich composers received awards in two separate categories.
Vincent Lauzer, recorder, M.Mus 2012, won the Canadian Music Competition's top prize (known in English as Stepping Stones and in French as 'Tremplin') on Sunday, June 10th. With it comes a $10,000 cash award, a residency at the Banff Centre for Fine Arts, a performance with orchestra in Toronto on July 6th, 2012 at the CMC Gala Concert and a duo recording produced by Radio-Canada.
Christopher Whitley (Class of 2012, BMus/Outstanding Achievement in Violin Performance/Graduating with Distinction) has been awarded this year's Peter Mendell Award. (2,500$ plus a recital).
Alumni Bass-Baritone Philippe Sly, student of Sanford Sylvan and winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions has won first prize at the Montreal International Music Competition. The competition gala concert is at 7:30 on Friday, June 8 at Montreal's Symphony Hall with the OSM.
Le baryton-basse Philippe Sly vient de compléter un baccalauréat en chant classique à l'Université McGill et est membre de l'ensemble lyrique du Canadian Opera Company à Toronto pour leur saison 2011-2012. En 2011, il était l'un des cinq lauréats des célèbres National Council Auditions du Metropolitan Opera à New York, et il remporte en 2012 le prix Jeune Soliste des Radios francophones publiques
National Youth Orchestra Canada has named James O'Callaghan as 2012-2013 Emerging Composer-in-Residence
Canada’s leading organization for aspiring young musicians who are serious about pursuing a professional career, the National Youth Orchestra Canada (NYOC), has named Schulich School of Music Master's student James O'Callaghan (Philippe Leroux) as its 2012-2013 Emerging Composer-in-Residence.
Philippe Macnab-Séguin was born in 1992 in Montreal. He is finishing his studies at Vanier College and is entering the Schulich School of Music Composition Program in September 2012. He has studied for the past year with Doctoral composition student Félix Baril.
Three current Schulich School of Music Students have been selected from an across Canada Competition in April 2012 to be members of:JEUNES AMBASSADEURS LYRIQUES 2012. These singers are Tonatiuh Abrego, Tenor (M.Mus. 2012; B.Mus. 2010) Kevin Myers, Tenor (M.Mus. 2014; B.Mus. 2012) Jessica Scarlato, Soprano (M.Mus. 2012).