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Georgina Born named Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair for 2013-2015

The Schulich School of Music welcomes Georgina Born, Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University and Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, to McGill and Montreal. Professor Born will hold the Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music from 2013 to 2015.

Published: 26 Aug 2013

Recent Schulich grads Camille Renaud and Maria Fuller awarded first and second places at the National Music Festival

Congratulations to Camille Renaud, trombone, for winning first place and to Maria Fuller, piano, for winning second place in their respective categories at the National Music Festival. The National Music Festival is organized annually by the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals

(www.fcmf.org) and was held  August 7-10 2013 at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo Ontario.

Published: 14 Aug 2013

Early Music Doctoral Student Gili Loftus awarded 2nd Prize & Audience Prize at International Competition (updated)

Schulich School of Music Early Music Doctoral Student Gili Loftus

Update (August 9, 2013): Schulich Doctoral Student Gili Loftus, pianoforte, has been awarded the 2nd Prize and Audience Prize at the 2013 Bruges International Musica Antiqua Competition.  

Published: 8 Aug 2013

L'école du rock : un camp de vacances en tournée

L'été, c'est fait pour jouer. Et de jeunes musiciens appliquent la règle à la lettre. Ils participaient au Camp Band de garage organisé à l'école de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill à Montréal.

Published: 23 Jul 2013

Christopher Kusuhara awarded a Developing Artist grant from Hnatyshyn Foundation

Christopher KusuharaClassical pianist Christopher Kusuhara , a  20-year-old native of Burnaby, BC and a third year Bachelor of Music student studying with Kyoko Hashimoto has been awarded a Developing Artist   grant from the Hnatyshyn Foundation.  The foundation awards grants of 10 000$ to young artists in many disciplines.

Published: 22 Jul 2013

Success of current and former McGill students in 2013 edition of SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

Socan Foundation Awards for Young Composers


 Several current and former McGill composition students awarded in the 2013 edition of the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers.

Ashkan Behzadi (BMus, 2011) studied with Chris Paul Harman and Brian Cherney
-Second Prize, Sir Ernest MacMillan Awards

Published: 25 Jun 2013

Flutist Lara Deutsch, graduate student of Timothy Hutchins wins the 9th Annual Ottawa Chamber Orchestra Competition

Schulich School of Music - Lara Deutsch

The Annual Ottawa Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition provides the opportunity for accomplished, young instrumentalists or vocalists to gain experience performing as soloists with a full sized orchestra.

Published: 19 Jun 2013

Schulich grads named to key roles in the McGill Chamber Orchestra

Schulich School of Music - Conductor Taras Kulish & violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director Boris Brott of the McGill Chamber Orchestra (MCO) are pleased to announce two important appointments. Effective immediately, the organization welcomes Taras Kulish as its new Executive Director and Jean-Sébastien Roy as its new concertmaster.

Published: 13 Jun 2013

Two McGill alumns at San Francisco Opera

Two former students are heading to the Merola opera program at the San Francisco Opera this summer: Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano and Michael Shannon, pianist/coach.

Published: 7 May 2013

New York Times review of Schulich School of Music's Professor Dr. Jacqueline Leclair with Ensemble Signal

Article review of Schulich School of Music's Dr. Jacqueline Leclair, Woodwind Area Chair, performing with Ensemble Signal. Read more

Published: 2 May 2013

Recipients of the 2013 Austrian Society Scholarship announced. Congratulations to Aaron Sheppard and Leah Batstone.

The Austrian Society Scholarships are awarded to one or more students each year at the Schulich School of Music, and are valued at a minimum of $3000.  The award enables students to further their study in Austria during the summer.  

Published: 24 Apr 2013

A Governor General Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement for Violinist Andrew Dawes

The violinist Andrew Dawes, (who held the inaugural Catherine Thornhill Steel Chair from September 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007) has been awarded a Governor General's Lifetime Artistic Achievement award. Dawes will receive the award, and a cash prize of $25,000 in a ceremony to be held May 31, 2013 in Ottawa.

Published: 22 Apr 2013

Winners of the first edition of the Schulich School of Music's Chamber Music Competition Announced

Two winning groups emerged from the McGill Chamber Music Competition held Tuesday, April 16 in Tanna Schulich Hall.  The jury consisted of Profs. Fewer, Haimovitz, Hashimoto and Kestenberg, and the event was chaired by Prof. McNabney.  Members of the jury remarked on the dedication, excellence and general enthusiasm that all participants demonstrated.

Prizes were for  two international exchange trips and  were awarded as follows:   

An exchange visit with the Royal Conservatory of the Hague 

Dakota Martin, flute

Published: 22 Apr 2013