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Former McGill Opera student Carla Dirlikov and the White House for the Value of an Arts Education

In August, Mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov joined officials from the White House, fellow Hispanic artists and Americans for the Arts staff at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics' Policy Forum for Music and the Arts....

Published: 21 Oct 2014

Infusion Baroque wins the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize at the Early Music America Baroque Competition

Infusion Baroque won both the Grand Prize and the Audience Prize at the Early Music America Baroque Competition held at the University of Chicago. The group is made up of four Schulich School of Music grads: Sallynee Amawat, baroque violin, Alexa Raine-Wright, baroque flute and recorder, Camille Pacquette-Roy, Baroque cello, and Rona Nadler, harpsichord....

Published: 17 Oct 2014

Schulich students win prizes at the 137th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society

Winners were announced today for the Student Recording Competition at the 137th Convention of the Audio Engineering Society in Los Angeles.  Two students of the sound recording area were finalists.

Pawel Leskeiwisz won Silver in the Traditional Acoustic Recording category and Fei Yu won Gold in the Modern Studio Recording category.

Published: 17 Oct 2014

Schulich welcomes Banting Fellowship recipient Karen Desmond.

The Banting Fellowships  program provides funding to exceptional postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the Canada's economic, social and research‑based growth.  The 70k renewable fellowships are designed to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow....

Published: 8 Sep 2014

Schulich grads awarded second prize at prestigious Van Wassenaer Early Music Competition

The competition, begun in 1986, has launched the careers of many Early Music ensembles, and has been incorporated into the Utrecht Early Music Festival as of this year.  Twelve semi-final groups participated in the competition....

Published: 8 Sep 2014

Schulich Doctoral student Mark McDonald third-prize winner at the prestigious International Arp Schnitger Organ Competition

The competition, held last month in Bremen, Germany, the Arp-Schnitger Organ Competition is  in honour of the country's most important Baroque Organ builder.   Third prize winner, Mark McDonald is a doctoral student at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University where he studies organ and harpsichord performance and teaches classes in musicianship....

Published: 2 Sep 2014

Announcing the establishment of the MISQA prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition

The MISQA Prize guarantees the first prize winning quartet quartet a place at the 2015 McGill International String Quartet Academy, and will cover travel, accommodation and per diems....

Published: 2 Sep 2014

Professor Ichiro Fujinaga and his team of researchers awarded 2.5 million dollar grant from SSHRC to build digital musical recognition tools.

(From McGill Newsroom Feed)  For Ichiro Fujinaga, the thought of a thousand years of print and manuscript music collecting dust on the shelves of libraries and museums around the globe motivates him to think beyond the limitations of technology. What if digitized musical scores could be searched for a sequence of pitches, rhythms, and text? Music scholarship would be forever transformed....
Published: 29 Aug 2014

Schulich School of Music students in the band SHYRE were interviewed this morning on Global TV

Read story on Global Montreal.

Web link - http://bit.ly/1AUkjjW

Published: 27 Aug 2014

Musicology professor Lloyd Whitesell's course Music and Queer Identity in Montreal Gazette's 'Cool Courses'.

From Elton John to Tchaikovsky,  Lloyd Whitesell's course examines the role that stigmatization plays in musical creation and explores the taboos in classical music. WEBLINK: http://bit.ly/1pz4882

Published: 26 Aug 2014

Schulich's newest voice professor, Soprano Dominique Labelle received a glowing review in the New York Times

Praised in this review for her deeply hued, heady and potent voice for her role as Medea in Handel's  opera Teseo, Professor Dominique Labelle begins teaching at Schulich this fall.

Published: 19 Aug 2014

Chris Kusuhara a prize winner at this weekend's 44th annual National Music Awards

Pianist Chris Kusuhara, a student of Kyoko Hashimoto has been awarded Second Prize and the Special Award at the National Music Festival held in Kelowna, B.C.  In 2013 he received a Developing Artist Grant from the Hnatyshyn Foundation.

WEB LINK: http://www.fcmf.orghttp://www.rjhf.com/html/darecipients-e.html

Published: 19 Aug 2014

Alum Chris Howard promoted to Distinguished Analyst at Gartner

Chris Howard has worked as a research analyst for Gartner since 2005, studying technology trends. Earlier in 2014, he was promoted to VP Distinguished Analyst, and continues to provide thought leadership on emerging tech and business trends. His travels take him around the world, and he is in demand as a keynote speaker for major events. When home with his wife Anne and 5 dogs, Chris still plays and composes in his studio and on his 1954 Mason and Hamlin A.

Published: 15 Jul 2014

Professor Richard King: Portrait of a Montreal Master (article in French from La Presse)

Dans l'ombre des grands musiciens

Âge: 48 ans

Emploi: Professeur agrégé, École de musique Schulich de l'Université McGill

Spécialité: Enregistrement sonore

Published: 14 Jul 2014

Schulich School of Music Composition alumni and students awarded numerous prizes in the 2014 SOCAN Foundations Awards to Young Composers.

With a total of seven prizes at the SOCAN Foundations Awards to Young Composers, the Schulich School of Music Composition Area has performed remarkably.  Four out five of the 2014 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers have been awarded to current or former Schulich Students, and prize winners in the Sir Ernest MacMillan awards Category consist exclusively of former Schulich Students. Congratulations to all recipients and their respective professors.  

Published: 14 Jul 2014