Music Historian and Area Chair Lisa Barg was named recipient of the 2014 Philip Brett Award at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society for her article 'Queer Encounters in the Music of Billy Strayhorn,' Journal of the American Musicological Society. The Philip Brett Award honours exceptional musicological work in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual studies completed during the previous two academic years (ending June 30), in any country and in any language.
Pianist Megan Milatz, a final-year undergraduate student of Prof. Ilya Poletaev has been named this year's winner of the McGill Classical Concerto Competition. She will perform Mozart's Concerto in C minor, K. 491 on January 23 and 24th with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in a concert to be held in Redpath Hall. Ms. Milatz, from Weyburn, Saskatchewan, was also the winner of the Shean Piano Competition held in Edmonton, Alberta this past May.
We often applaud the world-class performers at the Schulich School of Music, but this week it is our humanities-based research that takes center stage. From Nov. 6 – Nov. 9, 2014, 20 professors and graduate students lead the way when the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory host their joint annual meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The number of presentations alone is impressive given that this is the largest and most important conference of humanities-based research in music; it is also the largest number of presentations given by any school.