Music in the News

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. 

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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.

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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

The Schulich School of Music welcomes Dr. Liliana S. Araújo, Dr. Ellen Bakulina and Dr. Isabelle Demers to the Faculty this Fall 2022. We look forward to the impact these three accomplished scholars and performers will make on the Schulich community in research and performance. Find out more about each of them when we were In Conversation.  

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Published on: 2 Sep 2022

Congratulations to Schulich alumni India Gailey (MMus’19), Sarah Dufresne (MMus’19, GDP’20), Wilhelm Magner (BMus’22, GDP’22) along with Elisabeth Saint-Gelais (BMus’21, current MMus) and incoming student Brooklyn Wood who were featured as part of CBC Music’s 2022 edition of "30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30"!  

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Published on: 3 Aug 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Stephen Hargreaves, winner of Schulich's 2021-2022 Teaching Award in the full-time category. 

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Published on: 5 Jul 2022

Congratulations to Brian Manker, winner of Schulich's 2021-2021 Teaching Award in the Part-time category. 

Professor Brian Manker teaches Undergraduate, Master's, Graduate Diploma, Artist's Diploma and Doctoral students in Cello performance. He is dedicated to his students and to the art of teaching and passing on his love for music. Students cannot help but speak of his generosity in all things — time, talent, and even, on one occasion, his instrument.  

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Published on: 5 Jul 2022

Congratulations to Kiersten van Vliet, winner of Schulich's 2021-2022 Teaching Award in the MUAR Teaching Assistant/Graduate Instructor Category. 

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Published on: 5 Jul 2022

Congratulations to Tommy Davis, winner of Schulich's 2021-2022 Teaching Award in the Teaching Assistant/Graduate Instructor Category. 

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Published on: 5 Jul 2022

Violist Wilhelm Magner has won the Prix d’Europe 2022.

Contralto Rose Naggar-Tremblay and pianists Christopher Knopp and Felix Hong also win awards at the illustrious competition.  

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Published on: 23 Jun 2022

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