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Ms. Constance V. Pathy is among the 90 newest appointees to the Order of Canada, announced December 30th, 2013 by former McGill principal David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. The honour, established in 1967 by the Queen, recognizes contributions to Canada; its motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam, means "they desire a better country." Appointees are made on the recommendation of an independent advisory council headed by Canada's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Beverley McLachlin. Constance V.
This year three members of the Schulich family are up for Grammy awards: recent graduates Esteli Gomez, and Brian Losch, as well as Prof. Matt Haimovitz. While at Schulich, soprano Esteli Gomez studied with Prof. Sanford Sylvan.
Congratulations to our many Schulich professors, alumni who have been announced as finalists for 17th Annual PRIX OPUS awards. Watch for the announcement of the winners on January 26, 2014. CONCERT DE L’ANNÉE – MONTRÉAL
It goes without saying that following the tragic disaster of July 6, 2013, residents of Lac Mégantic need all the support that can be provided to them, and times of tragedy, music can be a tremendous comfort. It was in this spirit that Robert Roy, organizer of cultural events in Lac Mégantic, asked Rémi Bolduc, saxophonist and professor at McGill University , to take part in a weekend of concerts for residents with the aim of offering a moment of serenity to all who would attend. Prof.
24 year old violinist Yolanda Bruno was named the 2013 Grand Prize Winner at the Standard Life OSM Competition this past weekend. Her prize includes a performance with the OSM under the direction of Edward Gardner on December 11, at the Maison symphonique, recitals and performances across Canada and South America, as well as broadcasts and recordings at the Radio-Canada studios and residencies at the Banff and Orford Arts Centers. Schulich student Emily Belvedere was awarded a prize for the best performance of a Canadian work for harp.
Julia Dokter received the 2013 Noah Greenberg award for outstanding research/performance projects for her research/performance project into 17th-century tactus and tempo and the application of this research to the music of Matthias Weckmann. She is a doctoral candidate in organ performance (D.Mus., 2014) studying under Hans-Ola Ericsson. She holds a Bachelor of Music (McMaster University, Canada), a Masters of Arts in Music Theory (McGill University, Canada), and a Masters of Organ Performance (McGill University). Related Links:
Angel Heart Review in the NYT Read about it here "And we were very inspired by that and also by Matt and his ensemble. Uccello is an ensemble of his best students at McGill. Their ideas of mentoring these students is not just to deliver them classical music and say this is what you should know about — they're saying, 'Come with me and be a part of this and come on stage and perform with me.'"
Research-Creation, the practice of combining creative and academic approaches to research, celebrated in an unusual conference held recently at the Schulich School of Music. Read more