Trained as a bassoon player, Francoise Henri (MMus’98) has made it her mission to fill the lives of vulnerable people with music, and the pandemic isn’t slowing her down. Henri is the general and artistic director of the Société pour les arts en milieux de santé, better known as La SAMS. La SAMS was founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing classical music to hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes across Quebec.
A generous $2-million gift from the Azrieli Foundation to McGill University and Université de Montréal (UdeM) has established a joint residency for high-level pianists that specialize in accompanying singers and instrumentalists.
The 2022 JUNO Award winners have been announced, and Schulich faculty, students, and alumni are among the talented list of nominees and winners! The Schulich community has won accolades in two categories this year: jazz vocal album of the year and classical album of the year.
Congratulations to Hester Bell Jordan, current PhD Candidate in Musicology, named as a recipient of the American Musicological Society (AMS) Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. Awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, the Fellowship is a twelve-month stipend set at $24,000 for a current Doctoral Candidate pursuing a dissertation at a North American university.
It is difficult to imagine the musical landscape without Boris Brott. Through his tireless work, unending passion, and inspiring leadership, he has impacted the lives of countless musicians and audiences around the world.
Mr. Brott was at home in a concert hall, and we are pleased that he shared so many evenings in Pollack Hall with the McGill Chamber Orchestra (now the Orchestre Classique de Montréal) as well as our own McGill Symphony Orchestra and Opera McGill.
Brenda Ravenscroft, Dean of the Schulich School of Music, has received the 2022 Angela Hildyard Recognition Award as an Influential Leader given by the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC).
Exciting news from the Brass Area!
Congratulations to all who received prizes at the 25th edition of the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus Awards! With a number of laureates from the Schulich Community, we couldn't be prouder of our faculty and alumni. The ceremony celebrated the ongoing creativity of the Quebec music scene during the 2020-2021 season.
The 2022 JUNO Awards nominees have been announced! There are a number of Schulich Faculty, students and alumni featured, and we're are so proud to see our community’s achievements in the spotlight. From Vocal Jazz Album of the year to numerous Classical accolades, there is so much to celebrate. Congratulations to all our faculty, students and community members that help bring music to life with their accomplishments year after year.
The 2022 JUNO Awards Ceremony takes place on May 15, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario.
Congratulations to soprano Elisabeth Saint-Gelais, winner of the 2021-2022 Wirth Vocal Prize!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Iwan Edwards on March 4, 2022.
Martha de Francisco, Associate Professor of Sound Recording in the department of Music Research at the Schulich School of Music, is a record producer and recording engineer specializing in Classical music. Her research interests include music recording with virtual acoustics, critical listening studies and the aesthetics of recorded music.
Andrew Hon, Frédéric-Alexandre Michaud, and Will Myers are the first successful candidates in the inaugural round of the Program to Support Graduate Conducting Students in the Study and Performance of Music by Composers from Underrepresented Groups. This a 3-year pilot initiative is a collaboration between the Schulich School of Music, the Marvin Duchow Music Library and its Gertrude Whitley Performance Library.