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Professor Mark Fewer, violin, to return to Schulich in July 2015

A valued member of the Schulich School of Music since 2007, Professor Mark Fewer was recently named a William Dawson Scholar, an award which recognizes a faculty member's outstanding and original contributions as well as their world-class caliber. Fewer is a highly-regarded soloist and chamber musician, whose performances of both classical and jazz have been described as “genre-bending”....

Published: 5 Feb 2015

New Horizons Band Students Join Education Class

Description: EDEA 472 students in their final semester of their Music Education degree are combining with volunteer members from the New Horizons Montreal Band, a intergenerational concert band now in their second year of operation. The seniors are learning how to play band instruments (most are in their 2nd year of this process), and the McGill Students are learning to become teachers....

Published: 4 Feb 2015

Legendary tenor Ben Heppner to join the Schulich voice faculty

The Schulich School of Music is thrilled to announce the appointment of legendary Canadian tenor Ben Heppner to the voice faculty of the Schulich School of Music for the academic year 2015-16. One of Canada’s greatest artists, Mr. Heppner has received acclaim on the world’s most prestigious opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, and the Vienna State Opera. Mr....

Published: 30 Jan 2015

Fabrice Marandola named the director of Le Vivier

Professor Fabrice Marandola is interviewed by Le Devoir in a special section dedicated to the grand opening of Le Vivier at his new address, the 'Gesù-Centre de création' in Montreal. Le Vivier comprises 34 music ensembles and organisations dedicated to new music. Fabrice Marandola has been the President of the Board of Directors since last fall.

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Published: 30 Jan 2015

Bénédicte Lauzière, BMus ’12 named new concertmaster of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

Read the full article on therecord.com

Published: 30 Jan 2015

"De souffles et de machines" finalist for Grand Prix

The live@CIRMMT concert, "De souffles et de machines" performed by the Quasar saxophone quartet, has been selected as a finalist for a 30th Grand Prix du Counseil des arts de Montréal. 

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Published: 20 Jan 2015

Schulich alumni in the lineup of the 2015-2016 Canadian Opera Company season

Next season look for the participation of several Schulich alumni in different productions at the Canadian Opera Company.  In October 2015 the COC will present the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe, written by composer Barbara Monk Feldman.  The work is inspired by the beauty, light, and colour of her native Gaspé Peninsula and is a timeless story of star-crossed lovers....

Published: 20 Jan 2015

Professor Stephen McAdams has received extensive media coverage for his recent research which explores the physiological response to music in two completely different populations

Working with researchers from the Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Montreal, Prof. McAdams compared reactions to various pieces of music from two groups of people: 40 Mbenzélé Pygmies in the Congolese rainforest and 40 Canadians in Montreal. “The emotional diversity of music depends on who we are, what we’ve experienced and who we identify with — that’s the most exciting part of music,” McAdams says.

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Published: 13 Jan 2015

Lanza named winner of the XIII Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize

Schulich Professor alcides lanza, pianist, conductor and composer is the winner of the XIII Prize Tomás Luis de Victoria 2014, offered by the SGAE Foundation in Madrid. This prize recognizes his substantial contribution to the enrichment of the musical life of the Ibero-American people. It also recognizes lanza's distinguished career as a composer and pedagogue.

Published: 13 Jan 2015

Order of Canada Appointees

The Schulich School of Music congratulates former Dean of Music, Professor John Grew, alumni Jens Lindemann (BMus’88), and Faculty Advisory Board Member Joan Ivory (BA’54)  on their being named among the 95 newest appointees to the Order of Canada named December 26th, 2014.  The honour, established in 1967 by the Queen, recognizes contributions to Canada; its motto, desiderantes meliorem patriam means "they desire a better country." Appointees are made on the recommendation of an in...

Published: 13 Jan 2015

Prof. Dominique Labelle featured in the New York Times

Prof. Dominique Labelle's performance in the Philharmonia Baroque’s concert performance of Handel’s “Teseo” at Alice Tully Hall was featured in the New York Times as one of the funniest classical music performances of 2014.

Read more here.

 

Published: 13 Jan 2015

McGill Symphony Orchestra's all-Strauss concert receives warm reviews in Le Devoir and The Gazette

The McGill Symphony Orchestra with conductor Alexis Hauser and soprano soloist Jane Archibald performed to an appreciative audience which included members of the Franz Paul Decker family and Mrs. Catherine Thornhill Steele, in whose honour the Catherine Thornhill Steele Visiting Artist Fund is named.  The first review to appear (in Le Devoir) remarks on the quality of the program the of the conductor, soloist and orchestra.  

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Published: 4 Dec 2014

Anthony Tan wins two ECM+ Generation2014 Awards

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.

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Published: 27 Nov 2014

Schulich Grads excel at the 75th OSM Standard Life Competition

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....

Published: 27 Nov 2014

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