Music in the News

We are delighted that Prof. Johann Buis from Wheaton College, IL, will be here for the duration of the 2021/22 academic year as a Schulich Distinguished Visiting Chair in Music. The Dean’s Chairs have a broad impact on the School, help the School progress in directions that have been identified as important, and interact with the community — and Prof. Buis is sure to do just that.  

Published on: 31 Aug 2021
Camille Thurman, Ira Coleman, and Darrell Green join the Jazz Area and we can't wait to hear the impact these dynamic musicians have on our community. We invite you to get to know a bit more about each of them in our signature Q & A.

Camille Thurman, Assistant Professor of Jazz, is a composer, vocalist and instrumentalist whose talent will help shape the next generation of jazz musicians. Read her Q&A here

Published on: 30 Aug 2021

Celebrating McGill University’s impact on Quebec society and the Lower St-Lawrence and Gaspesie regions, Reford Gardens will be hosting a two-part special event on the Bicentennial Special Stage on August 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Published on: 18 Aug 2021

Digital technology has radically changed the way music is enjoyed, performed, composed, produced and shared with the world. From streaming services to innovations in musical instruments, modern technology has created new styles and genres to explore.

Published on: 10 Aug 2021

The Schulich School of Music congratulates Justin Almazan (GrDipPerf'18, GrArtDip'20, MMus’21) and Samuel Hanna (MMus’21), winners of the 2020-2021 Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize for their project “Love Notes”!  

Published on: 5 Aug 2021

Percussionist Charles Chiavato Rambaldo (current BMus) wins First Prize in Marimba as well as the Second Prize in Snare at the International Percussion Youth Competition Belgium 2021 (IPYCB).

The third edition of the IPYCB took place simultaneously with the prestigious Universal Marimba Competition Belgium 2021 and received the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paola — the first royal honour to be presented to a Percussion Competition abroad.  

Published on: 4 Aug 2021

Congratulations to former students Elisabeth Boudreault, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (BMus'14, LMus'17, MMus'19), Gabrielle Gaudreault (BMus'14, DMus'20), Brandyn Lewis (BMus'17), Alexander Soloway (MMus'15), William Broverman (BMus'16), Charlotte Siegel (MMus'19, GrDipPerf'20), Ryan Davis (BMus'14), and incoming MMus student Ben Diamond who were all featured as part of the 2021 edition of CBC Music's annual list of "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30". The list includes musicians who have caught the CBC's attention over the past 12 months by winning competitions and awards, graduating

Published on: 28 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Zhuosheng Jin (current DMus), winner of the 2020-2021 Luba Zuk Piano Duo Composition Prize! Zhuosheng’s composition is slated to premiere at the Schulich School of Music in 2022.  

Studying composition with Philippe Leroux, he reflects the kind of creativity and exploration that fuels the composition area. 

Published on: 23 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Chelsea Komschlies (current PhD), winner of the 2020-2021 recipient of the Andrew Svoboda Prize for Orchestral Composition! Chelsea’s orchestral piece is slated to be premiered by the McGill Symphony Orchestra during the 2022-2023 season.  

Studying composition with Jean Lesage, she is an ambassador for the kind of creativity and exploration that fuels the composition area.  

Published on: 23 Jul 2021

The winners of the Andrew Svoboda Prize for Orchestral Composition and the Luba Zuk Piano Duo Composition Prize have been announced. 

Chelsea Komschlies (current PhD) receives the Andrew Svoboda Prize for Orchestral Composition, and Zhuosheng Jin (current DMus) receives the Luba Zuk Piano Duo Composition Prize. 

Published on: 23 Jul 2021

After 200 years of trail-blazing research and innovation, McGill continues to look towards the future. In the Digital Time Capsule, some of McGill’s top researchers craft their own answers to the question: What will be the biggest change in your field over the next 25 years?  

Published on: 22 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Marcelo Wanderley on his accomplishment as the most cited author over the entire lifetime of the New Interfaces in Musical Expressions (NIME) conference. With students and colleagues, he has co-authored 48 NIME papers presented at 17 conferences which had a total of 1,391 citations over 20 years [Fasciani & Goode, 2021. p. 24]. In addition, Wanderley has also co-authored the first- and third-most-cited articles in the history of NIME.

Published on: 13 Jul 2021

Congratulations to Chooi Chong, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for master's students — Music Research

Chooi Chong received $5,000 towards her graduate studies for her grant proposal, "The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Postcolonial Context."

Curious to learn more about Chooi and her research, we asked some questions over email...

How has being a Schulich student influenced you and your research? 

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Christopher Keach, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for master's students — Performance

Trumpeter Christopher Keach received $5,000 towards his graduate studies for his grant proposal, "Trumpet Music by Women Composers: A Detailed Database to Promote Greater Diversity in Trumpet Repertoire."

Curious to learn more about Christopher and his research, we asked some questions over email...

What made you choose Schulich for your studies?

Published on: 18 Jun 2021

Congratulations to Hester Bell-Jordan, winner of the 2020-2021 International Grant Writing Competition for doctoral students — Music Research

Hester Bell-Jordan received $11,000 towards her doctoral studies for her grant proposal, "'Notorious ladies' and 'charming daughters': Gender and Work in Piano Making and Music Publishing around 1800."

Curious to learn more about Hester and her research, we asked some questions over email...

How has being a Schulich student influenced you and your research?

Published on: 18 Jun 2021


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