The Schulich School of Music was well represented at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Conference, having more students participate in the Conference’s competitions than any other university. In addition to a brilliant performance by Schulich’s Trumpet Ensemble, several students distinguished themselves in the competition’s individual categories, including David Koch, who placed second in the Orchestral Excerpts Competition (in which Francis LaPorte came in third).
(Blog post by Chris Maskell)
At 29 years old, Montreal alto saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps (B.Mus 2012, M.Mus 2016) has a lot of accomplishments under his belt. In relatively short order, he’s released two successful records as a bandleader, directed the Montreal All City Big Band, completed various tours in North America, Poland and France, and won the Rimouski Festi Jazz Grand Prix in 2013 with his quartet. Most recently, Radio-Canada presented him as one of the four Révélations Radio-Canada 2017-2018, where he was recognized for his promising career as an artist.
(Blog post by Chris Maskell)
Sometimes, it feels best to be recognized for your hard work when you least expect it. For fiddler and recent doctoral graduate Laura Risk (Ph.D, 2017), this surprise came in the form of an email from McGill University announcing that she had been awarded not only the McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award (valued at $1500), but also the Governor General’s Gold Medal – the university’s highest honour.
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The exceptional research of Laura Risk, PhD'17, has been honoured by McGill University. She has received the University's highest honour, the Governor General's Gold Medal.
Many of our students and alumni performed very well at this year's Prix d'Europe competition. Felix Hong, BMus'16, ArtDip '17, was awarded the 2017 Prix d'Europe grand prize from l'Academie de musique du Québec. The prize has a cash value of $25,000 and has been awarded every year since 1911. Felix Hong is a piano student of Professor Ilya Poletaev.
Jazz instructor Christine Jensen, has received the 2017 Oscar Peterson Award from the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The First Church of Deerfield is seeking young singers for its Choral Scholars program, an educational initiative that brings students from all walks of life “together with a common musical interest.” “It’s an opportunity for high school students to sing a large range of choral repertoire,” said Director of Music Thomas Pousont. The program is free to the public, requiring a one-day per week commitment for rehearsal at the church on top of individual practice, and two-hour performances on weekends. The performances take place at events and church services.
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"Chloe Meyers on violin. Heralding her beginnings as a true northern Albertan, Meyers began her violin training at the age of three. Her studies led her to the University of Victoria, and then McGill University, where she fell in love with the baroque violin."
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"The label officially launched on April 6, and has already released albums by Acid Bunny, Mallory Chipman and the Obsessions Octet, Canadian jazz artists with ties to MacEwan and McGill University (where Mr. Johnston earned degrees in jazz performance and sound recording)."
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(Article in the Portland Mercury)
Once she was in college, studying music and composition at both Montreal’s McGill University and New York University, Lydia Ainsworth brought her voice back into the equation.
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"Ne se trouvant «pas assez fort en mathématiques» pour continuer ses études en informatique et sentant que le chant prenait de plus en plus de place dans sa vie, Olivier Laquerre a bifurqué vers l'Université McGill, où il a étudié en chant. C'est à cette époque que ses premiers contrats professionnels se sont "résentés." Lire l'article complet
By McGill Reporter Staff
First there’s the skirl of the pipes, then Winston Purdy’s rich baritone rolls across the audience as he sings the University anthem, Hail, Alma Mater, to mark the beginning of almost every Convocation ceremony since 1999. That musical accompaniment has been a feature of decades of processions of students, faculty and families as they walk into the Convocation tent.
The Milton String Quartet, composed of Schulich School of Music students Roman Fraser, Maithéna Gireault, Evan Robinson and Joshua Morris, has won the Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal at the 44th Annual Fischoff Competition at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.