Music in the News

Excerpt from CBC Radio Ideas with Paul Kennedy.

"There's a purity to music. It takes us into its own world, far removed from frustrations and challenges of daily life. But hidden within those innocent-sounding musical flourishes, there often lies a history of passionate disagreement.

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Published on: 17 Oct 2017

Excerpt from the Montreal Gazette.

"The OSM has unveiled a 13-member selection committee to find a replacement for Kent Nagano, who leaves as music director in 2020. McGill principal Suzanne Fortier is chairperson. Former OSM managing director Zarin Mehta is titled senior adviser, which means writers will be relieved of the need to call him an éminence grise." 

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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

Blog post by Chris Maskell. Photo by Kristan Toczko.

After winning the 2016-2017 McGill Concerto Competition and completing his Graduate Diploma in Performance at Schulich, harpist Antoine Malette-Chénier is set to appear with the McGill Symphony Orchestra next Friday and Saturday night. To learn more about the work he’ll be performing and his experiences learning music in school and more, we spoke to Malette-Chénier in a recent email exchange.

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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

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.”

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Published on: 6 Oct 2017

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."

Paul Johnston completed a BMus in jazz and MMus in sound recording at the Schulich School of Music.

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Published on: 3 Oct 2017

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.

Before Deschamps, a bracing player and composer who is 29 years old, starts logging the kilometres with his quintet, get to know him and his music through the interview below."

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Published on: 2 Oct 2017

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

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Published on: 28 Sep 2017

An excerpt from an article by the County Weekly News:

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Published on: 28 Sep 2017

Blog post by Chris Maskell

Classified as: jazz
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Published on: 25 Sep 2017

Blog post by Chris Maskell

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Published on: 22 Sep 2017

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.

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Published on: 11 Sep 2017

(Blog post by Chris Maskell)

In today’s music industry, many artists find that they have to diversify their sources of income in order to make a living – some may teach, repair instruments or work in music media. To reflect this, many post-secondary music schools are diversifying their curriculums to offer classes that teach skills from these areas – such as the courses that make up the new Music Entrepreneurship minor at the Schulich School of Music.

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Published on: 11 Sep 2017

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.

Classified as: Graham Sommer Competition
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Published on: 7 Sep 2017

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.

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Published on: 29 Aug 2017

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. 

If you would like to share a comforting thought with Eleanor’s family, please follow this link to the obituary notice

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Published on: 14 Aug 2017

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