The Schulich School of Music of McGill University (www.mcgill.ca/music) is Canada's largest university-based school for professional musical training and music research. McGill Music is renowned for its orchestral, choral, opera, jazz, chamber, contemporary and early music programs and for its award-winning creative and research work in composition, music theory, musicology, music education, sound recording and music technology.
Pollack Concert Hall (capacity: 600), Tanna Schulich Hall (capacity: 187), Redpath Hall (300, with the University Organ), and Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (80) are among the busiest and best concert venues in Montreal. The new building adds a 200-seat hall, an opera-rehearsal room, a scoring stage/acoustic research lab, and control rooms. Three floors of the new building are dedicated to the Marvin Duchow Music Library (www.library.mcgill.ca), with its collection of well over 100,000 scores, recordings, books, and periodicals; in addition, the Gertrude Whitley Performance Library has performing parts for over 6000 titles. Both old and new buildings house labs for numerous specialized functions: digital composition and electronic music, music education research, multi-channel sound recording, music perception and cognition, sound processing and control, computational modeling, etc. Classrooms, teaching studios, 90 practice rooms, and a student-lounge and cafeteria round out the picture.
The Faculty is also home to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), an inter-faculty, inter-university, international consortium that brings together researchers in music, sound recording, music technology, psychology, neuroscience, engineering, and medicine (www.cirmmt.mcgill.ca).
The current student enrolment is over 600 at the undergraduate level and over 200 at the graduate level. The teaching staff includes 55 full-time and over 140 part-time members. Students and staff play a major role in Montreal's vibrant cultural scene, presenting over 700 concerts and events annually, as well as master classes, festivals, lectures, and symposia.