The Schulich School of Music was well represented at this year's Canadian Music Competition Stepping Stone, with alums Tristan Longval-Gagné (L. Mus.'10) and Antoine Malette-Chénier (Grad Dip'17) winning respectively Second and Third Steinway & Sons Prizes. The Stepping Stone event was held this year at the Schulich School of Music, in Tanna Schulich Hall, from June 27th to July 5th. This year's jury members were: Annick-Patricia Carrière, Susan Hoeppner, Shannon Mercer, Katarzyna Musiał and Gwen Thompson-Robinow.
Stepping Stone is the elite component of the Canadian Music Competition and allows candidates that are aiming for a professional career to live an experience almost identical to that of great international competitions. Candidates can obtain prestigious prizes: First Prize (Canimex Group $10 000), Second Prize ($5 000) or Third Prize (Steinway & Sons, $2 500). Many former Stepping Stone laureates are having flourishing careers such as Kerson Leong, Charles Richard-Hamelin, Anne-Marie Dubois, Tina Chong, Louis Lortie and Arnold Choi.