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Congratulations to the winners of the Nikki Yanofsky Audio Technica Prize!

Diego Espinosa Cruz Gonzalez (DMus, Percussion) and José Luís Aguirre Galindo (MMus, Sound Recording) have won $10,000 for the realization of a collaborative recording project involving the innovative artistic use of music technology.

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Published on : 03 Apr 2013

Jean-Willy Kunz, DMus 2011, named new Resident Organist of the OSM

Jean-Willy Kunz studied piano and organ at the Conservatory in Grenoble and continued at the Conservatory in Lyon. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory in Lyon and founded a saxophone and organ duo with Frédéric Lagoutte. He then studied organ and harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé at the Conservatoire de Montréal and completed his doctorate in organ in 2011 at McGill University with John Grew. That year he also won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw audience prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.

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Published on : 20 Mar 2013

13 McGill Grads/Instructors up for Junos

McGill grad Leonard Cohen gets 3 Juno nominations, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year;  Elizabeth Shepherd (Vocal Jazz Album); Joel Miller (Contemporary Jazz Album); Jennifer Gasoi (Children's Album); Old Man Luedecke (Roots & Traditional Album); Dragonette's Dan Kurtz (Dance Recording); Jazz Album category, scoring 3 of 5 nominations: François Houle, Joel Miller & Rafael Zaldivar; Juno for Music DVD of the Year: McGill grads (and brothers) Pierre and François Lamoureux for Pat Metheny's The Orchestrion Project; Nominated for a Juno for Instrumental Album o

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Published on : 21 Feb 2013

Components of Composing

At McGill’s CIRMMT musical inventors write the music, build the instuments and rig the acoustics.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2013

Grammy Winners!

GRAMMY WINNERS Schulich music prof (& grad) Richard King wins a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical, for The Goat Rodeo Sessions! Schulich adjunct prof Steven Epstein also a Grammy winner. McGill adjunct professor Steven Epstein is producer of Grammy winning Once: A New Musical (Best Musical Theatre Album).

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Published on : 11 Feb 2013

Prix Opus - CQM - Et les lauréats sont...

Schulich professors and alumni received several awards at the 16th Opus Prize Gala, which celebrates excellence in music in Quebec, held on Sunday January 27th at Montreal's Salle Bourgie.  Congratulations to Philippe Sly, Michael McMahon, Denys Bouliane, John Rea, Remi Bolduc and Peter Schubert.

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Published on : 30 Jan 2013

No Pipe Dream For Organists

A new wave of young musicians is promoting the pipe organ—no hymns, no religious baggage… McGill University’s organ department recently received a boost with the arrival of new department chairman Hans-Olå Ericsson, a famed professor from Sweden. Ericsson’s avant-garde organ music was included in the soundtrack of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Shutter Island, but that isn’t his claim to fame. He is the project leader for the creation of a symphonic invention, the Studio Acusticum organ, built for a new concert hall in Piteå, Sweden.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2013

Professor Richard King up for three Grammy Awards.

The Schulich School of Music has talented graduates and talented professors. Richard King is up for his 10, 11 and 12th Grammy Award. Christine Long reports.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2012

Organ department chair Hans-Ola Ericsson in Maclean's this week.

A new wave of young musicians is promoting the pipe organ—no hymns, no religious baggage… McGill University’s organ department recently received a boost with the arrival of new department chairman Hans-Olå Ericsson, a famed professor from Sweden. Ericsson’s avant-garde organ music was included in the soundtrack of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Shutter Island, but that isn’t his claim to fame. He is the project leader for the creation of a symphonic invention, the Studio Acusticum organ, built for a new concert hall in Piteå, Sweden.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2012

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Recording engineer and professor Richard King of Schulich School of Music is nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Steven Epstein, an adjunct prof, is nominated for Best Musical Theatre Album as part of the team that put together Once: A New Musical. Former associate professor at the Schulich School, Julian Wachner, is nominated for Best Choral Performance for Handel: Israel In Egypt.

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Published on : 07 Dec 2012

Glowing reviews for the McGill Symphony Orchestra's final concert of the season

Read reviews posted at: The Montreal Gazette, La Presse & Le Devoir.          

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Published on : 04 Dec 2012

Schulich Bass-Baritone Master's student Gordon Bintner awarded 1st Prize and Audience Prize at the COC Ensemble Competition.

Congratulations to Regina native and current student Gordon Bintner, 1st Prize winner and Audience Prize winner at the second annual Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Competition. Bintner, a bass-baritone is one of three young members of the COC's apprenticeship program.  The first prize award was $5000, and the People's Choice Award was $1500.    

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Published on : 30 Nov 2012