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Alum Chris Howard promoted to Distinguished Analyst at Gartner

Tue, 2014-07-15 10:32
Schulich School of Music Alum, Chris Howard

Chris Howard has worked as a research analyst for Gartner since 2005, studying technology trends. Earlier in 2014, he was promoted to VP Distinguished Analyst, and continues to provide thought leadership on emerging tech and business trends. His travels take him around the world, and he is in demand as a keynote speaker for major events. When home with his wife Anne and 5 dogs, Chris still plays and composes in his studio and on his 1954 Mason and Hamlin A.

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Professor Richard King: Portrait of a Montreal Master (article in French from La Presse)

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:39
Schulich School of Music - Professor Richard King, Sound Recording

Dans l'ombre des grands musiciens

Âge: 48 ans

Emploi: Professeur agrégé, École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill

Spécialité: Enregistrement sonore

Distinctions: Gagnant de 12 prix Grammy, il est le seul ingénieur de son à avoir récolté des statuettes autant pour la musique classique (11) que non classique (1). Ses étudiants l'ont aussi élu professeur de l'année en 2013.

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Schulich School of Music Composition alumni and students awarded numerous prizes in the 2014 SOCAN Foundations Awards to Young Composers.

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:29
SOCAN Foundation:Schulich School of Music Composition alumni &  students awards

With a total of seven prizes at the SOCAN Foundations Awards to Young Composers, the Schulich School of Music Composition Area has performed remarkably.  Four out five of the 2014 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers have been awarded to current or former Schulich Students, and prize winners in the Sir Ernest MacMillan awards Category consist exclusively of former Schulich Students. Congratulations to all recipients and their respective professors.  

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Peter Schubert and Massimiliano Guido present "Unpacking the box", a series of videos about Frescobaldi's Ricercari of 1615

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:53
Peter Schubert and Massimiliano Guido present "Unpacking the box"

A new approach to music theory education.  Three videos illustrate the master apprentice method of teaching the art of counterpoint with all transpositions and shortenings of cadential passages.  The videos, filmed at the Schulich School of Music, feature a spectacular four octave Italian  harpsichord that is part of the Kenneth Gilbert Harpsichord Collection.

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OBOE SECRETS, a new book release by Associate Professor Jacqueline Leclair, was favourably reviewed in the International Double Reed Journal.

Thu, 2014-07-03 15:28

In Oboe Secrets: 75 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Oboist and English Horn Player, Jacqueline Leclair tackles the oboe’s reputation as an especially difficult instrument and illustrates how oboists and English horn players can overcome common challenges. Leclair draws on her experience as a performer and instructor, offering practical tips and sometimes revolutionary ideas for rethinking oboe pedagogy. Leclair also looks at performance strategies in the areas of equipment maintenance and management, physical health, and performance technique.

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Vanessa Blais-Tremblay, PhD student in Musicology and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies has won the SOCAN 2014 Writings on Canadian Music.

Thu, 2014-07-03 15:18
Vanessa Blais-Tremblay  - recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award

Vanessa Blais-Tremblay is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her paper entitled: "Don't Pocohontas Me: Modernity and Transnational Politics in Tanya Tagaq's Throat Games with Concert Stage String Ensembles."  

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McGill music theorists prominently featured in journal

Wed, 2014-07-02 11:24
Society for Music Theory website

The newest issue of Music Theory Online, one of the top-ranked music theory journals and one of the only open-access journals in music theory, features three different articles by McGill researchers: an exploration of meter in rock music (by Nicole Biamonte, associate professor of music theory), a teaching demonstration on cadences, counterpoint and improvisation in 17th-century Italian music theory and practice (by Peter Schubert, professor of music theory, and Massimilano Guido, postdoctoral student in music theory), and an exploration of the derivation and expressive possibilities of the

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Conference - BKN25: Milestones in Music Cognition

Mon, 2014-07-07 (All day) - Tue, 2014-07-08 (All day)
Tanna Schulich Hall : 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 1E3
Price: Please consult the BKN25 website for more information

In 1990, three major books were published that were to become transformative pillars in the field of music cognition research and beyond:

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The Marvin Duchow Music Library has accepted a donation of the archive of great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard.

Wed, 2014-06-25 15:32
Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard

The Marvin Duchow Music Library at McGill University is proud to announce the receipt of archival documents created by the great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard (1933-1989). The Hubert Bédard Collection will be added to the Library’s special collections and made available to researchers interested in the origins and development of the historical keyboard and early music movements that swept Europe and North America in the second half of the twentieth century.

Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Leive
Organization: Marvin Duchow Music Library, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
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Montréal Baroque Festival : TALENT, TINNITUS, TORTURE

Sun, 2014-06-22 16:00
Tanna Schulich Hall : 555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC , H3A 1E3
Price: Please contact Montréal Baroque Festival or consult the Montréal Baroque Festival website

Dr. Robert Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute) 
Lecture on deafness and the psychological and musical effects of tinnitus on Beethoven

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