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2 Canadian finalists in Banff strings competition

The Afiara String Quartet, an all-Canadian group based in New York, and the Cecilia String Quartet of Montreal are among 10 finalists who will face off at an international music competition in Banff this summer. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2010/04/22/string-quarter-competition.html#ixzz0mDlL6GUR

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Published on : 25 Apr 2010

Making Music with a Master

Thanks to the support of generous donors to the Schulich School of Music, the School recently hosted the return of the great pianist Menahem Pressler to the Montreal stage after an absence of many years. Pressler performed both with a quartet of Schulich faculty and with the young members of the Cecilia String Quartet, currently in residence at McGill. Read more: http://www.alumnilive365.mcgill.c

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Published on : 25 Apr 2010

Schulich voice student in running for Glee role

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about the way Mikah Meyer talks. His flat Nebraska accent is as unremarkable as the register in which he speaks. http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2010/04/schulich-voice-student-in-running-for-glee-role/#more-7105

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Published on : 21 Apr 2010

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award

The Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Geneviève Leclair has been awarded $12,000 as the recipient of the Foundation’s 2010 advanced music study award. The 2010 award was offered in the area of orchestral conducting and was open to candidates under thirty years of age from across Canada.

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Published on : 20 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Festival Shows Books Have Future

McGill professor Andrew Piper participates in the panel Reading the World: The Future of the Book as part of the five-day Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

CRÉPUQ video contest

As part of CRÉPUQ's “Experience the Difference” video competition, all students at Quebec universities are invited to make a short video showcasing their "unique and creative vision of student life in Quebec, their particular university and the city or town where it is located."

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Published on : 30 Oct 2009

Las raíces de la creatividad y la escritura como herramienta de autoconocimiento y solución de conflictos

Novelist, poet, essayist, scriptwriter and critic, Lucía Etxebarría, who now lives in Madrid, burst onto the literary scene in 1996 with a biography of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, and has since contributed a series of novels, collections of poetry, criticism and essays, and has won numerous prizes. 688 Sherbrooke St West, room 1025

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Published on : 21 Nov 2008

Eleven McGillians appointed to Order of Canada

Governor General Michaëlle Jean recently announced 75 new appointments to the Order of Canada, including a number of recipients with significant McGill connections.

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Published on : 04 Jul 2008

In a neuromusic state of mind

Third international conference examines interactions between music and the brain

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Published on : 03 Jun 2008

Eleanor Wachtel unveils The Lives of Writers

McGill University Library and Friends of the Library host free lecture series

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Published on : 15 Apr 2008

A different drummer

Schulich School of Music Jazz Performance student Karl Schwonik marches to the beat of his own drummer.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2008

McGill's "Redpath Mansion Mystery" unveiled

Student sleuths challenged to crack 1901 Montreal shooting in "Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History" web project

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Published on : 26 Mar 2008

French immersion

Fresh off its triumphant inaugural summer last year, McGill's Quebec Studies program is back and it's bigger and better than ever.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2008

McGill Web Gems: Girl (culture) power and a month full of Sundays

What do My Little Ponies and Sunday school have in common? Both can be found on the websites of McGill University.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008

Research and Discovery: Sounds from our musical future

McGill's Digital Orchestra is making beautiful music out of strange, strange thingamabobs.

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Published on : 21 Feb 2008