Congratulations to all who received prizes at the 24th edition of the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus Awards! Many of the laureates were from the Schulich Community, and we couldn't be prouder. The ceremony celebrated the inspired resilience of the Quebec music scene during the 2019-2020 season, which included musical projects presented both before and since the pandemic began.
The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Nominees have been announced, and we are delighted to see Schulich faculty, former colleagues and alumni represented! As music's only peer-recognized distinction, the GRAMMY awards honour and celebrate artistic excellence across the entire music industry, and to see the accomplishments of the Schulich community included on the list is always a thrill.
We are so proud of the many achievements of our faculty, students, and alumni and send a hearty congratulations to all.
John Rea, Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Music was honoured during our Fall 2020 Convocation ceremony as one of three winners of the Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
About John Rea
We are pleased to welcome special guests Ari Agha and Laura Hynes to the Schulich School of Music to discuss their project “The Key of T: Exogenous Testosterone and the Transgender Singing Voice” November 17th at 10 am as part of ReVoice. This event is open to all Schulich students.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of E. Noël Spinelli on October 16, 2020. A dynamic entrepreneur as well as a visionary and philanthropist, Mr. Spinelli played an important role in building many Montreal musical institutions. He was a devoted supporter of the Schulich School of Music and was a member of the Faculty Advisory Board for many years. A lover of opera and vocal music, he established the E.
This year’s recipients of the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards and Emerging Screen Composer Awards include several members of Schulich’s community!
The Schulich School of Music is proud to welcome back Dr. Tammy Kernodle as a special guest in our Jazz Area’s Jazz History Series. She will present on Melba Liston, Alice Coltrane, and Mary Lou Williams on October 30 from 1-3 pm. This event is open to all Schulich students.
The award-winning Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is slated to virtually visit Schulich’s Voice Area! An artist at the forefront of creation, Hannigan is known for her performances of contemporary opera. She has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time and has performed premieres of over 85 new works.
We are pleased to virtually welcome conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and musical activist Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake to the Schulich School of Music as a ReVoice guest lecturer to discuss the Black Voices Matter Pledge he co-authored as well as programming considerations in choral music.
Congrats to soprano Brittany Rae (Grad Dip ’18) and pianist Jesse Plessis (Current DMus) for winning this year’s Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. The duo performed works by Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock, Gordon Fitzell, Ana Sokolovic, and Claude Vivier.
On her recent win Brittany wrote:
This year’s AES educational grant recipients include several members of Schulich’s sound recording program!
Prof. Shawn Mativetsky has released ’RUDIMENTAAL’, a collection of rudimental snare drum pieces inspired by the tabla drumming of North India. By bridging together two principal percussion instruments and their respective musical traditions, the book works as a gateway into North Indian drumming for drummers and percussionists from all backgrounds.
When McGill University announced that Fall 2020 activities will be offered predominantly through remote delivery, Schulich’s professors went to work preparing innovative new courses that would temporarily replace most large and small ensembles. In this article, we highlight Prof. Jean-Sébastien Vallée’s plans for McGill Choral Studies, including the launch of ReVoice.
Carissa Klopoushak (MMus'08, DMus'13) has been appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamberfest!
Currently a member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Ironwood Quartet, she also serves as co-Artistic Director of both the Ritornello and Classical Unbound chamber music festivals. Carissa performs on a Vuillaume violin on loan from the Canada Council Musical Instrument bank and officially started her new role at the Ottawa Chamberfest on August 17, 2020.
Kelly Lin (BMus '18, MMus '20, MMus '22) has been awarded the third annual Hnatyshyn Foundation – Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting!