Many of our students and alumni performed very well at this year's Prix d'Europe competition. Felix Hong, BMus'16, ArtDip '17, was awarded the 2017 Prix d'Europe grand prize from l'Academie de musique du Québec. The prize has a cash value of $25,000 and has been awarded every year since 1911. Felix Hong is a piano student of Professor Ilya Poletaev.
Jazz instructor Christine Jensen, has received the 2017 Oscar Peterson Award from the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The First Church of Deerfield is seeking young singers for its Choral Scholars program, an educational initiative that brings students from all walks of life “together with a common musical interest.” “It’s an opportunity for high school students to sing a large range of choral repertoire,” said Director of Music Thomas Pousont. The program is free to the public, requiring a one-day per week commitment for rehearsal at the church on top of individual practice, and two-hour performances on weekends. The performances take place at events and church services.
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"Chloe Meyers on violin. Heralding her beginnings as a true northern Albertan, Meyers began her violin training at the age of three. Her studies led her to the University of Victoria, and then McGill University, where she fell in love with the baroque violin."
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"The label officially launched on April 6, and has already released albums by Acid Bunny, Mallory Chipman and the Obsessions Octet, Canadian jazz artists with ties to MacEwan and McGill University (where Mr. Johnston earned degrees in jazz performance and sound recording)."
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Once she was in college, studying music and composition at both Montreal’s McGill University and New York University, Lydia Ainsworth brought her voice back into the equation.
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"Ne se trouvant «pas assez fort en mathématiques» pour continuer ses études en informatique et sentant que le chant prenait de plus en plus de place dans sa vie, Olivier Laquerre a bifurqué vers l'Université McGill, où il a étudié en chant. C'est à cette époque que ses premiers contrats professionnels se sont "résentés." Lire l'article complet
By McGill Reporter Staff
First there’s the skirl of the pipes, then Winston Purdy’s rich baritone rolls across the audience as he sings the University anthem, Hail, Alma Mater, to mark the beginning of almost every Convocation ceremony since 1999. That musical accompaniment has been a feature of decades of processions of students, faculty and families as they walk into the Convocation tent.
The Milton String Quartet, composed of Schulich School of Music students Roman Fraser, Maithéna Gireault, Evan Robinson and Joshua Morris, has won the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
A message from Eleanor Stubley, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Schulich School of Music:
Please note recitals and recital rehearsals will take place today, May 8, 2017. Students and faculty who have been affected by the flooding and need to reschedule or cancel should email helene [dot] drouin [at] mcgill [dot] ca to inform the Graduate Studies Office. Arrangements will be made to replace adjudicator and/or re-schedule as is needed in response to the request.
Each year the McGill Alumni Association recognizes alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff whose commitment has had a significant impact on alumni life, the University and/or the community. This year, one of our graduates, Sarah Nematallah, has received the 2017 James G. Wright Award for her work in developing the accessible, interactive Xenia Concert Series for individuals with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and their families.
Two Schulich PhD students, Bryan Martin and Mathew Boerum, received first prize and $11,000 in the category of Innovation Driven Enterprise at the McGill Dobson Cup awards ceremony held March 30, 2017. Audible Reality develops revolutionary 3D audio imaging which captures and delivers fully-immersive, life-like sound from any source.
A new publication highlighting fascinating insights gained through interviews with many Schulich professors has recently been released by the Rice University Gateway Study of Leadership program. Earlier this year Rice University students traveled to Montreal to collaborate with Interim Dean Julie Cumming, Prof. Simon Aldrich, Director of the Music Entrepreneurship Program, Doctoral student Suzu Enns.
Violinist Yolanda Bruno, BMus'11, was awarded the First Prize and the Audience Choice Prize at the inaugural Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, organized by the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen’s University. This national competition was open to Canadian violinists from the age of 18 to 29. While studying at the Schulich School of Music, she was a violin student of Jonathan Crow.