Pollack Hall, situated within the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is scheduled to close temporarily on May 1, 2024, to undergo extensive refurbishment of its facilities. The forthcoming major renovations aim to enhance the experience for both performers and audiences. As a prominent fixture in Montreal's cultural landscape, this hall pays tribute to the Canadian philanthropist of Ukrainian descent, Maurice Pollack. Inaugurated in 1975, the hall has not undergone significant renovations since 2000.

Published on: 15 Apr 2024

The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce soprano Sara Schabas as the winner of the 2023–2024 Wirth Vocal Prize! 

Almost a decade after its establishment by Montreal philanthropist Elizabeth Wirth, the prize is awarded annually to a Schulich School of Music voice student who demonstrates exceptional talent, and significant promise for an international career. The grand prize includes a 14-karat gold pin, a concert during the Schulich school year, a private consultation with Boulev’Art Artists’ Management and a $25,000 cash award. 

Published on: 26 Mar 2024

Conductor Marianne Trudel and McGill Jazz Orchestra I are in and around Montreal to close out their season.  You have four more opportunities to see them perform! Follow the links below for more detail:

An annual collaboration with the Cégep Drummondville Big Band, enjoy three performances in one night:
Drummondville | Cégep Drummondville | March 26, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Published on: 25 Mar 2024

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to welcome Lindsay Roberts and Anna Petersen to our Department of Performance as oboe course instructors! These talented musicians have performed in orchestras across Quebec, Canada, and the world. We are honoured that they will share their incredible talents and expertise with our students!

Classified as: Music in the News
Published on: 8 Nov 2023

The Schulich School of Music is well-represented at this year’s Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. Many of our students and faculty will take the stage in the heart of Montreal, contributing to an already stellar lineup of artists and musicians – and we couldn’t be more proud!

The festival runs from June 29 to July 8, 2023. Don’t miss these Schulich performers:

Published on: 27 Jun 2023

As many of our students prepare to graduate, let’s take a moment to appreciate the faculty members and student instructors who helped guide them towards this momentous achievement.

The Schulich School of Music is proud to have some of the best music scholars in North America among its educators. And, without a doubt, they all have immeasurably enriched the lives of our students through their passion, knowledge, and musicianship.

Published on: 6 Jun 2023

The Schulich School of Music was well represented at the 2023 Juno Awards!

Among the winners and nominees were several alumni and staff who exemplify what it means to bring music to life.  

Caity Gyorgy (MMus ‘22) 

Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her album Featuring 

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Published on: 24 Mar 2023
We are pleased to announce that the three finalists for the 2022-2023 Golden Violin Award are violist Gene Hotta, and violinists JuEun Lee and Frédéric Pouliot.

These string players were selected following an incredible semifinal round held on Friday, December 9, 2022 at Pollack Hall where seven semifinalists each performed a 30-minute program of music before only three were selected by a jury to continue through to the finals. 

Classified as: Competitions, schulich school of music
Published on: 10 Dec 2022

In anticipation of three prize winning premieres, we thought we should mark the occasion in a celebration of our composition student successes.

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Published on: 22 Nov 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Riddell, CM on November 6, 2022.

Wayne Riddell graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Music in 1960, was a Faculty Member of the Schulich School of Music from 1968–1980, an Honorary Doctorate in Music recipient in 2014 and member of the Schulich School of Music Faculty Advisory Board for over 20 years. His impact was profound, and his legacy will not soon be forgotten.   

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Published on: 11 Nov 2022

Christopher Ducasse is the Fall 2022 recipient of the Program to Support Graduate Conducting Students in the Study and Performance of Music by Composers from Underrepresented Groups. This 3-year pilot initiative is a collaboration between the Schulich School of Music, the Marvin Duchow Music Library and its Gertrude Whitley Performance Library.

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Published on: 8 Nov 2022

On September 24, 2022, Prof. Alexis Hauser was honoured by his home country of Austria. Maestro Hauser received the Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria (Das grosse Ehrenzeichen in Gold fuer Verdienste um die Republik Oesterreich), presented by the Austrian Ambassador, Her Excellency, Magister Sylvia Meyer-Kajbic.  

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Published on: 6 Oct 2022

Congratulations to Early Music graduates Guillaume Villeneuve (Gr. Dip in Performance’20), Tristan Best (BMus’19, MMus’21), and Sébastien Mitra (BMus’18), who were awarded First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize, respectively, at the 2022 Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival this July 2022.

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Published on: 15 Sep 2022

Professor of Music Theory and former Dean of the Schulich School of Music, Brenda Ravenscroft has recently published a new book entitled Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1900–1960 with editor Laurel Parsons.

Classified as: Book
Published on: 13 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Stephen McAdams, who was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) on August 4, 2022. The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates outstanding contributions from a researcher to the field of music perception and cognition, carrying with it a lifetime membership in the SMPC.  

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Published on: 8 Sep 2022


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