Pollack Hall, situated within the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is scheduled to close temporarily on May 1, 2024, to undergo extensive refurbishment of its facilities. The forthcoming major renovations aim to enhance the experience for both performers and audiences. As a prominent fixture in Montreal's cultural landscape, this hall pays tribute to the Canadian philanthropist of Ukrainian descent, Maurice Pollack. Inaugurated in 1975, the hall has not undergone significant renovations since 2000.

Published on: 15 Apr 2024

Conductor Marianne Trudel and McGill Jazz Orchestra I are in and around Montreal to close out their season.  You have four more opportunities to see them perform! Follow the links below for more detail:

An annual collaboration with the Cégep Drummondville Big Band, enjoy three performances in one night:
Drummondville | Cégep Drummondville | March 26, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

Published on: 25 Mar 2024

And the winners are...


Day Moon (Winner)
Christine Jensen (BMus’94, MMus’06)



Don't Throw Your Head in Your Hands (Winner)

Nicole Lizée (Visiting Scholar, MMus '01)


Updated on April 10, 2024

Published on: 6 Mar 2024

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A major electrical shutdown scheduled to take place on the morning of Sunday, March 3, 2024* will affect multiple buildings on the downtown campus. The intervention will consist of a set of electrical shutdowns, starting at 6 a.m. and concluding by 12 p.m. (noon).  

Classified as: temporary closure, temporary service disruption
Published on: 23 Feb 2024

Join us in congratulating violist David Montreuil, who won the first prize of $30,000 in the 2023-2024 Golden Violin Award competition!

Published on: 14 Dec 2023

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!

Classified as: Music in the News
Published on: 8 Nov 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 

Classified as: schulich school of music, Awards
Published on: 24 Mar 2023

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"!  

Classified as: schulich school of music
Published on: 3 Aug 2022

McGill undergraduates have a unique opportunity to expand their climate science literacy and acquire tools for taking action to reduce the impacts of the unfolding climate crisis.

Registration is now open to students in every program for FSCI 198: Climate Crisis and Climate Actions, a new undergraduate course featuring a team of multi-disciplinary instructors who will present diverse perspectives on the scientific and social dimensions of climate change.

Published on: 14 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.  

Classified as: Competitions, schulich school of music
Published on: 23 Jun 2022

Over the course of more than a century, thousands of Montreal students have passed through the doors of the McGill Conservatory of Music - a community program of the Schulich School of Music that provides musical education through private music lessons to students of all ages. The Schulich School of Music is proud of this rich legacy, and of everyone who contributed their time and talents to advancing the musical educations of Montrealers.

Published on: 20 Jun 2022

Trained as a bassoon player, Francoise Henri (MMus’98) has made it her mission to fill the lives of vulnerable people with music, and the pandemic isn’t slowing her down. Henri is the general and artistic director of the Société pour les arts en milieux de santé, better known as La SAMS. La SAMS was founded in 2009 with the goal of bringing classical music to hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes across Quebec.

Published on: 6 Jun 2022

The 2022 JUNO Award winners have been announced, and Schulich faculty, students, and alumni are among the talented list of nominees and winners! The Schulich community has won accolades in two categories this year: jazz vocal album of the year and classical album of the year

Classified as: schulich school of music, Awards
Published on: 16 May 2022

Congratulations to all who received prizes at the 25th edition of the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus Awards! With a number of laureates from the Schulich Community, we couldn't be prouder of our faculty and alumni. The ceremony celebrated the ongoing creativity of the Quebec music scene during the 2020-2021 season.

Published on: 14 Mar 2022


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