The Peter Mendell Award was recently given to violinist Elizabeth Skinner, a student of Prof. Axel Strauss. She receives a bursary of $2500. All violin, viola, cello, and bass students under the age of 25 and enrolled on a full-time basis in one of Quebec’s universities, all cycles, or the Conservatoire de musique du Québec, in third, fourth, and fifth cycles are eligible.
Composition students and alumni have once again received awards at this year's SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.
The John Weinzweig Grand Prize
Grand Prize awarded for the best overall work submitted in the competition
Darren James Russo (M.Mus. 2015, B.Mus. 2011: studied with Denys Bouliane and Chris Paul Harman)
The Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards
For compositions for no fewer than thirteen performers up to a full symphony orchestra, which may include vocal participation and may be scored to include electroacoustics
This September, a groundbreaking new program at McGill University's Schulich School of Music will address that acute student stress and anxiety. Starting Sept. 1, studies in wellness will be added to the curriculum and new students will be required to take part in a peer mentorship program. The initiative is the first of its kind in Canada. (Full article in sidebar link)