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.

Published on: 14 Mar 2022

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.

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Published on: 14 Mar 2022

Congratulations to soprano Elisabeth Saint-Gelais, winner of the 2021-2022 Wirth Vocal Prize! 

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Published on: 14 Mar 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Iwan Edwards on March 4, 2022. 

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Published on: 8 Mar 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. 

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Published on: 5 Mar 2022

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.  

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Published on: 24 Feb 2022

We’re excited to announce that Dr. Isabelle Demers will be joining the Schulich School of Music as Associate Professor of Organ. 

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Published on: 23 Feb 2022

Professor Sean Ferguson has been appointed as the next Dean of the Schulich School of Music. Prof. Ferguson’s five-year, renewable term will begin on July 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2027. 

Prof. Ferguson is an experienced senior administrator with a deep understanding of the Schulich School of Music, having previously served as Dean from 2011 to 2016. Prior to this, he was Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) from 2009-2011, and its Associate Director (Artistic) from 2006-09.  

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Published on: 11 Feb 2022

The Schulich School of Music was featured at the Faculty Matters discussion series on December 13, 2021 which was hosted by Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies).  

A brief interactive discussion was had about the History of Jazz with Prof. and Dean Brenda Ravenscroft and Prof. Camille Thurman who provided her experience as musician and academic.  

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Published on: 10 Feb 2022

Anthony Tan (MMus’09, PhD’15) is the winner of the 2021 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his composition Ways of Returning (2020). An 18-minute-long piece for amplified string quartet and electronics, Ways of Returning was commissioned by Quatuor Bozzini and E27 musique nouvelles. 

Published on: 26 Jan 2022

Congratulations to violinist Julia Mirzoev, winner of the 2021-2022 Golden Violin Award

The award includes a $30,000 cash prize, as well as a smaller likeness of the violin in the form of a 14-karat gold lapel pin. In addition, the winner will perform in the upcoming Schulich concert season and receives 6 hours of career coaching sessions with Marie-Catherine Lapointe of Boulevart Artists’ Management in Montreal. 

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Published on: 20 Dec 2021

The Golden Violin Award was established in 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, a year after he donated $20 million to McGill’s Schulich School of Music. His unflagging support of our musicians has, through this award, seen nearly $400,000 given to top Schulich string players. For last year’s 15th edition, the winning prize increased from $25,000 to $30,000, and for this year’s 16th edition the Schulich Foundation has made another substantial investment in our young artists’ futures.  

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Published on: 13 Dec 2021

Congratulations to Schulich faculty and alumni who have created beautiful, critically acclaimed works of music this past year. In a year-end round-up, the CBC singled-out a number of albums featuring Schulich community members. With stunning duets, solo albums, and choral recordings we’re loving CBC’s "Canada's top 21 classical albums of 2021," and we couldn’t be more excited to scroll through (and listen to!) all the offerings.

Check out the albums featuring Schulich faculty and alumni from the list:

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Published on: 7 Dec 2021

Congratulations to mezzo-sopranos Rose Naggar-Tremblay (BMus’17) and Simone McIntosh (MMus'17, Wirth Vocal Prize Winner 2016-2017), who received first and second place respectively at the 82nd OSM Competition! The 2021 edition, held between September 13 and November 27, took place online enabling the public from coast to coast to access contestants’ performances.

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Published on: 7 Dec 2021

The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Nominees have been announced, and we’re thrilled to see Schulich faculty and alumni among those named! Presented by the Recording Academy since 1958, the GRAMMYs are peer-based and represent a significant achievement in the music industry. Celebrating performances, engineering, visuals, album liner notes and more from the past year, it remains an incredible recognition of one's work. We are so proud of the numerous accomplishments of the Schulich Community and extend our biggest congratula

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Published on: 26 Nov 2021


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