Music in the News

The Schulich School of Music at McGill University welcomes an international array of guest artists and student ensembles for the Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival, two packed weeks of workshops, masterclasses, and performances – all open to the public. Inspired by a passion for chamber music and the unique musical experiences it offers, Musical Chairs brings 10 guest artists and 6 guest student ensembles from 4 continents together with 52 students and 12 professors from the Schulich School. Events take place between February 25 and March

Published on: 23 Feb 2018

In November 2017, Dean Brenda Ravenscroft won the the Society for Music Theory's 2017 Outstanding Multi-Authored Publication Award for the first volume of Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers (in collaboration wit

Published on: 19 Feb 2018

Every week, the Schulich School of Music sees musicians from all over Montreal come together to learn about the music of Brazil. In a ten-week free workshop directed by guitarist Rodrigo Simões (through support of Schulich's Jazz Performance and Music Education areas), a group of over 20 participants has the chance to learn the ins-and-outs of samba, Baiaõ and maxixe on their main instruments, as well as perform supporting roles on a variety of percussion instruments.

Published on: 16 Feb 2018

Simone McIntosh (M.Mus 2017) continues her streak of successes with an upcoming appearance singing the title role in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." The production, which will be put on by Vancouver Opera in the spring, will be McIntosh's first mainstage appearance in a lead role.

After graduating from Schulich (where she won the 2016 Wirth Vocal Prize), she has gone on to work in the Canadian Opera Company's Studio Ensemble for the 2017/18 season, among other notable national appearances.

Published on: 14 Feb 2018

Article from the McGill Reporter

It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.

Published on: 9 Feb 2018

The winners of the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have been announced and many faculty members and alumni took home awards this year! 

Read here for a list of artists that have a connection with Schulich. Not listed are the many faculty members and alumni who perform in the many nominated orchestras.

Concert de l'année - Montréal
Yannick Nézet-Séguin (honorary doctorate) for Une page d'histoire: Yannick Nézet-Séguin dirige le sublime Parsifal

Published on: 8 Feb 2018

The Schulich School of Music is well-represented in the 2018 Juno Awards, with nominees appearing in three different categories. Congratulations to all of our alumni, faculty and students who released music this past year!

2018 Juno Nominees:

Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral)
Philippe Sly (B.Mus 2011) & John Charles Britton - Schubert Sessions: Lieder with Guitar
Daniel Taylor (L.Mus 1992) with the Trinity Choir - The Tree of Life

Published on: 8 Feb 2018

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 on: 6 Feb 2018

Article provenant de Le Devoir.

« Le saxophoniste Rémi Bolduc est malin, dans le sens le plus intelligent, et non diabolique, du terme. Il est également appliqué. Très appliqué même. Toujours est-il qu’il est en train de se singulariser, de se distinguer ainsi : il construit patiemment et avec constance ce qu’il faut bien nommer une oeuvre. On précisera même, en ces temps de confusion esthétique, une oeuvre de jazz.  »

Published on: 2 Feb 2018

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 on: 2 Feb 2018

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 on: 31 Jan 2018

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. 

Read the full CBC article here.

Published on: 31 Jan 2018

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 (where he served as the Dean from 1981-1995), he made significant contributions to the university as a philanthropist. As a result of Dr. Sheldon's generous donations, the Redpath organ was constructed and installed, and the project to build the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building was launched. 

Published on: 31 Jan 2018

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 on: 25 Jan 2018

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 bassoonist Carlo Colombo of the Lyon Opera Orchestra.

Published on: 23 Jan 2018