Following the recent cross-country tour of Génération2014, a series of concerts produced by the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+), Mr. Anthony Tan won both the Jury Prize and the Audience Prize for his composition entitled Ksana II, which received its world premiere performance in Banff on November 6, 2014. Mr Tan is in the PhD program (composition), jointly supervised by Profs. John Rea and Stephen McAdams.
The 75th anniversary of the OSM Standard Life Competition was held from November 18 to 22, 2014, in Montreal. Schulich School of Music alumni were well represented amongst the winners. Since its creation in 1940, the OSM Standard Life Competition has helped launch the careers of some 300 prizewinners onto the national and international scene.
Prof. McAdams, the Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition at the Schulich School of Music, delivered the 2014 William Poland Lecture in Music Theory at Ohio State University's School of Music. The Poland lectures are an endowed series that presents cutting-edge perspectives on music theory. Prof. McAdams presented the work from a research project on Orchestration and Perception supported by the Quebec Society and Culture funding agency (FRQSC).