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McGill music theorists prominently featured in journal

The newest issue of Music Theory Online, one of the top-ranked music theory journals and one of the only open-access journals in music theory, features three different articles by McGill researchers: an exploration of meter in rock music (by Nicole Biamonte, associate professor of music theory), a teaching demonstration on cadences, counterpoint and improvisation in 17th-century Italian music theory and practice (by Peter Schubert, professor of music theory, and Massimilano Guido, postdoctoral student in music theory), and an exploration of the derivation and expressive possibilities of the

Published: 2 Jul 2014

The Marvin Duchow Music Library has accepted a donation of the archive of great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard.

The Marvin Duchow Music Library at McGill University is proud to announce the receipt of archival documents created by the great Canadian early keyboard builder and restorer, Hubert Bédard (1933-1989). The Hubert Bédard Collection will be added to the Library’s special collections and made available to researchers interested in the origins and development of the historical keyboard and early music movements that swept Europe and North America in the second half of the twentieth century.

Published: 25 Jun 2014

Chair of Music Performance Stéphane Lemelin releases 2-CD set of Fauré's complete Nocturnes and Barcarolles

'The Whole Note'   praises Lemelin  for his interpretive expressiveness, and technical prowess  for his recent release on the Atma label of Fauré's complete Nocturnes and Barcarolles. 

Web Link: http://bit.ly/1juDeKS

Published: 5 May 2014

Congratulations to this year's winners of the Dean's Essay and Graduate Sound Recording Prizes.

First Prize – Jason Noble, Ph.D. Composition

Published: 15 Apr 2014

The Schulich School of Music announces the appointment of Soprano Dominique Labelle to the Voice Faculty effective August 1st 2014

With a career that includes numerous appearances on stages in Europe, Asia and North America, Dominique Labelle’s return to Québec as voice professor at Schulich is both a joyous homecoming and marks the turn of a page.   Ms. Labelle has consistently received great acclaim for her performances and has made numerous recordings of opera and concert repertoire. She can be heard on record labels including Virgin Veritas, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Denon, New World, RCA Victor Red Seal and more.

Published: 11 Apr 2014

This year Schulich Grads Sweep Jazz at the Junos

Graduates of the Schulich School of Music posted a clean sweep of the jazz category at Saturday’s Juno Awards in Winnipeg.

Program alumni Christine Jensen, Mike Downes and Mike Rud took home the hardware for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year,Traditional Jazz Album of the Year and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year respectively.

WEBLINKS: CBC Article about Jazz Sweep: http://bit.ly/1pG9uu8

Christine Jensen's Album Habitat: http://bit.ly/1js1yNm

Published: 31 Mar 2014

Victor Fournelle-Blain winner of the Golden Violin Competition

Following an exciting public recital competition held on Saturday, March 15th in Tanna Schulich Hall, and approximately 15 minutes of deliberation, Jury chair  Prof. Douglas McNabney announced Victor Fournelle-Blain  as winner of the Golden Violin Competition.

Published: 18 Mar 2014

Professor Andrew Dunn, Brass Area Chair, has been elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)

This honour is conferred on past students of the Academy who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and have made a significant contribution to it in their particular field.

Link to: Royal Academy of Music website

Published: 4 Mar 2014

Lara Deutsch wins the woodwinds, brass and percussion category of the McGill Concerto Competition.

A past winner of the McGill Classical Concerto Competition, hear her perform  the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto  with harpist Emily Belvedere this Thursday, February 27 and Friday , February 28 with the McGill Symphony Orchestra. Congratulations!

Lara Deutsch is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Orchestral Flute Studies at McGill University under Timothy Hutchins, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in May 2012 under Denis Bluteau.

Published: 26 Feb 2014

Professor Peter Schubert and his award winning ensemble VivaVoce have released a new CD- Scenes from the Gospels: Motets from Josquin to Palestrina

The disc features  Renaissance motets based on texts from the Gospels. These pieces  were composed between 1500 and 1564 by the "lost generation" of composers - Willaert, Jachet, Manchicourt and Gombert, and depict various events in the life of Jesus, from birth to crucifixion. VivaVoce was founded in Montreal in 1998 by Peter Schubert. The award-winning ensemble is committed to performing classical music from all periods and to developing the art of Canadian choral music by commissioning at least one new work each year.

Published: 26 Feb 2014

Announcing the appointment of pianist Stéphane Lemelin as Chair of Music Performance

Well-known to audiences across Canada as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist, Stéphane Lemelin is equally reputed as a skilled university administrator, most recently as the Director of the School of Music at the University of Ottawa. He is also a dedicated pedagogue who has been teaching at university-level for 28 years and has given masterclasses around the world. Formerly a member of Trio Hochelaga, he is the Artistic Director of the Prince Edward County Music Festival, held in Ontario.

Published: 20 Feb 2014

Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain wins the string category of the McGill Concerto Competition

Violinist Victor Fournelle-Blain is the strings category  winner of the 2014 McGillConcerto Competition.  On Sunday, Victor performed  his winning rendition of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Op. 64 and will perform with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2014-2015 season. The award comes with the recently established Mary Feher Prize, a substantial cash award given for the first time this competition.  Currently an Artist Diploma student at Schulich, Victor is  a graduate of the Conservatoire de Montréal and of Yale University.

Published: 17 Feb 2014

Esteli Gomez and Brian Losch are the latest Schulich Grads to win Grammys

Esteli Gomez received a GRAMMY Award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance Category with her ensemble A Roomful of Teeth.  While at Schulich, soprano Esteli Gomez studied with Prof. Sanford Sylvan.  Her ensemble’s self-titled debut album, was  nominated in three categories- Best Engineer for Classical Album, Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, and Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Caroline Shaw’s Partita for 8 voices.

Published: 29 Jan 2014

Noted Violinist and string pedagogue Felicia Moye to join the Schulich School of Music string faculty.

The Schulich School of Music announces the appointment of Violin Professor Felicia Moye beginning August 1st, 2014.

 “We are tremendously pleased to welcome Felicia Moye as a member of our string faculty. Felicia has had an extraordinary career as first violinist of the Miami String Quartet, as a versatile orchestral and chamber musician, and as a soloist.  She brings a wealth of experience to the school, complementing the current string area faculty. Her easy, confident teaching style is most impressive.  She is a born pedagogue.”

Published: 27 Jan 2014