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MISQA (McGill International String Quartet Academy) was founded in 2010 by Mrs. Constance Pathy. Since its inception, Prof. André J. Roy has assumed its leadership as per his position of general & artistic director. Each year, the academy invites the most significant practitioners of the genre to share their experience with and to educate some of the worlds most promising young quartets; four senior quartets and four junior quartets are selected every year. Private lessons, master classes and concerts are all part of the academy during two weeks.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sandy Pearlman (August 8, 1943 – July 26, 2016). Producer, Lyricist, Manager, and in his words, a Relentless brainstormer of the ever-tightening embrace of Music by Technology and Technology by Music.
Schulich Alumni and baroque flutists for the win at the Indianapolis International Baroque Competition!
Schulich School of Music Alumna Alexa Raine-Wright brings home the $10,000 Devonna & Amos Gerber Grand Prize and Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Prize at the 2016 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition. Vincent Lauzer, Schulich Alumnus also won the Dee Garrett Laureate and Stanley Ritchie Audience Prizes.
The student musicians in the McGill Symphony Orchestra have easy access to mentors who regularly perform for a world-renowned orchestra. Almost two dozen members of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal teach at McGill’s Schulich School of Music and roughly one-third of the OSM’s musicians are McGill graduates. Read the full McGill Alumni article here.
It's been a great month for clarinettist David Dias Da Silva (ArtDip'16). Not only did he win the 2016 Prix d'Europe, but he has also just been awarded first place in the Canadian Music Competition's (CMC) Stepping Stone Competition. In addition to a $10 000 prize, he will also perform at the 2016 CMC’s Gala Concert with the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, on July 5, 2016, at Maison des arts Desjardins.
Clarinettist David Dias da Silva (ArtDip'16) has won the 2016 Prix d'Europe. Third prize, the Le Prix Québecor and the Prix Guy Soucie were awarded to violinist and DMus candidate Elizabeth Skinner (MMus'15). Soprano Erin Berger (BMus'11, MMus'13) received the Prix du Lied et de la mélodie, and flutist Lara Deutsch (BMus'12, MMus'14) was awarded the Prix du Centre de musique canadienne au Québec.
Susan McClary, B.Mus. (Southern Illinois University), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard University) was named Doctor of Music honoris causa at this year's spring convocation, which took place on May 31st.
Professor Ichiro Fujinaga has been appointed Associate Dean for Research and Administration for 2016-17. Professor Fujinaga is one of the leading figures worldwide in the fields of Music Information Retrieval and Digital Humanities in Music. He is also a successful and productive researcher, who has received major grants from many sources, including the US National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, and Canadian SSHRC, CFI, and FRQSC.
The McGill Trumpet Ensemble and professor Richard Stoelzel, Brass Area Chair, recently participated in the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Anaheim, California. Their prelude concert collegiate performance received astanding ovation. "In my over 20 years going to these conferences, I have never witnessed a prelude concert collegiate trumpet ensemble receive a standing ovation," said Prof. Stoelzel.
Prof. Julie Cumming has been named Interim Dean of the Schulich School of Music, beginning 1 July 2016, following the conclusion of Prof. Sean Ferguson’s term as Dean.
The Schulich School of Music welcomes tenor John Mac Master to the Voice Faculty of the Schulich School of Music this fall, building on its remarkable faculty.
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Faculty of Music of l’Université de Montréal are creating a unique interconnected research hub that will quite literally link two exceptional spaces at two of Canada’s most renowned music schools. Remarkable public and private investment
Le Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en musique, médias et technologie: à la fine pointe de la recherche entre musique, technologie et science
Par Raymond Desmarteau | francais [at] rcinet [dot] ca jeudi 19 mai, 2016
Violist Marina Thibault, MMus'15, has been named a Révélation musicale 2016-2017 by Radio-Canada. While a student at the Schulich School of Music she was in the class of Prof. André Roy, and was a winner of the McGill Concerto Competition. The Révélations musicales program provides both artistic support and a performance platform for talented young artists.
Artist Diploma piano student Karl Hirzer, MMus 2015, has been named resident conductor with Calgary Philharmonic and also assistant conductor to Boris Brott at the National Academy Orchestra for the summer of 2016. Karl Hirzer is a Canadian pianist and conductor from Vancouver, BC. In May of 2015, he completed his Master’s degree in piano performance studying with Ilya Poletaev at the Schulich School of Music, where he also studied orchestral conducting with Alexis Hauser.