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!
CBC Music recently released its list of top 30 classical musicians under 30 years old. Six Schulich School of Music students and alumni were featured!
These musicians were selected for their skill, discipline, and determination. Congratulations to the following exceptional performers and rising stars:
Summer is in full swing! In addition to basking in the sun, several Schulich community members received prestigious appointments and competition prizes.
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:
Many of our students recently climbed the stage for their convocation. And after they received their degrees, smiled for the cameras, and headed back to their seats, they took their first steps into an exciting new chapter of their lives.
If this past year was any indication, they will surely continue to make Schulich proud. The 2022 – 2023 season felt like a return to form since 2020, and our students, faculty, staff, and alumni truly brought music to life.
The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce the recipients of several composition prizes from the 2022 – 2023 academic year. These awards recognize students who demonstrated excellence in composition and provide them with new opportunities to share their music widely.
Mia-Lin Gromko, a Schulich School of Music student who is graduating from her undergraduate degree this year, is the winner of the prestigious Governor General’s Academic Silver Medal. She is the first-ever Schulich student to earn this recognition at McGill.
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.
The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce that, starting in August 2023, three new faculty members will join its Department of Performance:
The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce that renowned jazz vocalist Ranee Lee will join its Performance Department in a new role as Assistant Professor in the Jazz Area. Her appointment begins on August 1, 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
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.
In anticipation of three prize winning premieres, we thought we should mark the occasion in a celebration of our composition student successes.
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.
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.