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Schulich Doctoral student Mark McDonald third-prize winner at the prestigious International Arp Schnitger Organ Competition

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Published: 2Sep2014
Schulich Doctoral student Mark McDonald

The competition, held last month in Bremen, Germany, the Arp-Schnitger Organ Competition is  in honour of the country's most important Baroque Organ builder.   Third prize winner, Mark McDonald is a doctoral student at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he studies organ and harpsichord performance and teaches classes in musicianship. Originally from Burlington, Ontario, he earned a Bachelor of Music at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON and moved to Montreal in 2009 to complete his Master of Music and Artist Diploma at McGill.  He has held appointments as Assistant Organist at the Church of Saint James the Apostle and Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal and recently returned from a year in Germany where he was a visiting scholar at the University of the Arts Bremen.