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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

Grammy Winners!

GRAMMY WINNERS

Schulich music prof (& grad) Richard King wins a Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical, for The Goat Rodeo Sessions! Schulich adjunct prof Steven Epstein also a Grammy winner. McGill adjunct professor Steven Epstein is producer of Grammy winning Once: A New Musical (Best Musical Theatre Album).

Published: 11 Feb 2013

Prix Opus - CQM - Et les lauréats sont...

Schulich professors and alumni received several awards at the 16th Opus Prize Gala, which celebrates excellence in music in Quebec, held on Sunday January 27th at Montreal's Salle Bourgie.  Congratulations to Philippe Sly, Michael McMahon, Denys Bouliane, John Rea, Remi Bolduc and Peter Schubert.

Published: 30 Jan 2013

No Pipe Dream For Organists

A new wave of young musicians is promoting the pipe organ—no hymns, no religious baggage… McGill University’s organ department recently received a boost with the arrival of new department chairman Hans-Olå Ericsson, a famed professor from Sweden. Ericsson’s avant-garde organ music was included in the soundtrack of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Shutter Island, but that isn’t his claim to fame. He is the project leader for the creation of a symphonic invention, the Studio Acusticum organ, built for a new concert hall in Piteå, Sweden.

Published: 9 Jan 2013

Professor Richard King up for three Grammy Awards.

The Schulich School of Music has talented graduates and talented professors. Richard King is up for his 10, 11 and 12th Grammy Award. Christine Long reports.

Published: 21 Dec 2012

Organ department chair Hans-Ola Ericsson in Maclean's this week.

A new wave of young musicians is promoting the pipe organ—no hymns, no religious baggage… McGill University’s organ department recently received a boost with the arrival of new department chairman Hans-Olå Ericsson, a famed professor from Sweden. Ericsson’s avant-garde organ music was included in the soundtrack of the Leonardo DiCaprio film Shutter Island, but that isn’t his claim to fame. He is the project leader for the creation of a symphonic invention, the Studio Acusticum organ, built for a new concert hall in Piteå, Sweden.

Published: 21 Dec 2012

GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

Recording engineer and professor Richard King of Schulich School of Music is nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Steven Epstein, an adjunct prof, is nominated for Best Musical Theatre Album as part of the team that put together Once: A New Musical. Former associate professor at the Schulich School, Julian Wachner, is nominated for Best Choral Performance for Handel: Israel In Egypt.

Published: 7 Dec 2012