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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

Congratulations to the winners of the Nikki Yanofsky Audio Technica Prize!

Nikki Yanofsky / Audio-Technica Prize - 2013-2014 Application for Student Award

Diego Espinosa Cruz Gonzalez (DMus, Percussion) and José Luís Aguirre Galindo (MMus, Sound Recording) have won $10,000 for the realization of a collaborative recording project involving the innovative artistic use of music technology.

Published: 3 Apr 2013

Jean-Willy Kunz, DMus 2011, named new Resident Organist of the OSM

Jean-Willy Kunz studied piano and organ at the Conservatory in Grenoble and continued at the Conservatory in Lyon. He studied jazz piano at the Conservatory in Lyon and founded a saxophone and organ duo with Frédéric Lagoutte. He then studied organ and harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé at the Conservatoire de Montréal and completed his doctorate in organ in 2011 at McGill University with John Grew. That year he also won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw audience prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.

Published: 20 Mar 2013

13 McGill Grads/Instructors up for Junos

McGill grad Leonard Cohen gets 3 Juno nominations, including Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year;  Elizabeth Shepherd (Vocal Jazz Album); Joel Miller (Contemporary Jazz Album); Jennifer Gasoi (Children's Album); Old Man Luedecke (Roots & Traditional Album); Dragonette's Dan Kurtz (Dance Recording); Jazz Album category, scoring 3 of 5 nominations: François Houle, Joel Miller & Rafael Zaldivar; Juno for Music DVD of the Year: McGill grads (and brothers) Pierre and François Lamoureux for Pat Metheny's The Orchestrion Project; Nominated for a Juno for Instrumental Album o

Published: 21 Feb 2013

Components of Composing

At McGill’s CIRMMT musical inventors write the music, build the instuments and rig the acoustics.

Published: 11 Feb 2013