Schulich School of Music

Andrew Svoboda Prize for Orchestral Composition

Established in 2005 by the family and friends of Andrew Svoboda (B.Mus. 2000 with distinction, M.Mus. 2004, doctoral candidate at Columbia), a promising composer who passed away suddenly in 2004 at the age of 27.

Eligibility Awarded by a committee established by the Dean of the Schulich School of Music to an outstanding student in composition for the completion of a work for symphony orchestra.
Estimated value $5,000

Last Update: 12 Jun. 2020


Arthur and Helen Henderson Scholarship

Eligibility Preference will be given to students in organ and church music. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Estimated value $1,000

Bourse d'étude commémorative Pierre Béluse

Créée en 2016 par famille, amis et anciens étudiants en hommage à Pierre Béluse (1935-2015), percussionniste à l'OSM de 1959 à 1980 et professeur en percussion à l'Université McGill de 1967 à 2001, période durant laquelle if fonda (1969) et dirigea l'Ensemble de Percussion de McGill qui se mérita plusieurs distinctions.

Eligibility Attribuée par le Comité des bourses d'études de l'École de musique Schulich à un(e) étudiant(e) en percussion qui démontre un potentiel exceptionnel comme interprète et se distingue par ses résultats scolaires, quel que soit son cycle.
Valeur minimum $3,500

Last Update: 25 Nov. 2016


Clara Lichtenstein Memorial Fellowship

Initiated by Helmut Blume in memory of Clara Lichtenstein, the first instructor in Music at the Royal Victoria College, prime mover in the founding of the McGill Conservatorium (1904) and its Vice Director until her retirement in 1929.

Eligibility To be awarded to an outstanding student for graduate studies in Music.
Estimated value $2,000

David Moyse Guitar Scholarships

Established in 2009 by a gift from David Moyse, local philanthropist and lifelong student of the guitar. Awarded to outstanding guitar students at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee.
Value Minimum $2,000

Donald and Helen Mackey Memorial Award

Established in 1996 by Donald’s wife Helen and family and friends, with further support in 2014 from The Drummond Foundation. Prof. Donald Mackey served the Faculty of Music for over 30 years and his passionate interest was in the field of organ and choral music.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an organ student who demonstrates a particular interest in choral music.
Value Varies.

Last Update: 3 Feb. 2015


E. Noel Spinelli Prize in Music

Established in 2004, by E. Noel Spinelli, C.M. a devoted supporter of the Schulich School of Music and a lover of opera and vocal music.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an outstanding student in the Opera / Vocal area.
Value Minimum $200

Edith Jacobson Low-Beer Fellowships in Music

Established in 2009 through the generous bequest of Edith Jacobson Low-Beer, C.M., Q.C., for two deserving graduate students in a Master's program at the Schulich School of Music.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee.
Value $7,000 each

Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize

Established by Professor Eleanor Stubley in 2016 for an outstanding graduate student in the Schulich School of Music.

Eligibility Awarded by a committee established by the Dean of the Schulich School of Music to a graduate student in a performance, composition or conducting programme at the Schulich School of Music for a transformative recording project.
Value Varies.

Last Update: 09 May 2016


Eric Award

Established by Kevin Austin, B.Mus. 1970, M.M.A. 1973.

Eligibility Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student in the Schulich School of Music for outstanding achievement in the field of electroacoustic music. Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the staff of the Electronic Music Studio.

Value

$250

Florence Marjorie Brace Award

Established in 1999 by the estate of Florence Agnes Biltcliffe Brace in loving memory of her daughter, Florence Marjorie Brace.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in Music.
Value Minimum $500

Gian Lyman Memorial Scholarship

Established by the contributions of the family, friends and colleagues of the late Gian Lyman, a distinguished graduate of McGill's Faculty of Music, who died on April 22, 1974.

Eligibility To be given to a graduate or undergraduate student who is specializing in either the performance or history of early music.
Value $1,300

Gustav and Romana Blume Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1982 by Helmut Blume in loving memory of his parents.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to a graduate student. Preference may be given to a student in Performance.
Value $800

Helen Hall Prize

Established in honour of Helen Hall by her friends.

Eligibility Preference given to voice majors or students specializing in choral conducting. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Value $400

Herbert A. Morse Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1990 through a bequest from Dorothy E.M. Fairbairn in memory of her father.

Eligibility Awarded to an outstanding student in the Schulich School of Music.
Value $2,700

Herbert C. Caley Award

Eligibility Preference given to a student specializing in the performance or history of Baroque and early music. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Established by Mrs. Maude Caley in memory of her husband who died December 24, 1980.
Value $500

Ingeborg and Angela Kramer Endowment Fund Fellowship

Established in 2012 through the bequest of Ingeborg Kramer, former Rare Books and Special Collections editor at McGill, for entering or enrolled graduate students in the Schulich School of Music.

Eligibility

Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the basis of academic merit.

Value Varies.

Last Update: June 14, 2018


Jan Jarczyk Award

Established in 2018 by friends and family of Professor Jan Jarczyk, a gifted performer, composer, and teacher to generations of McGill students

Eligibility Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a Jazz program, with a preference for Jazz piano. Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the basis pf high academic standing.
Value Varies

Last Update: 07 Oct. 2019


John Grew Award

Established in 2015 by friends and colleagues of John Grew, professor emeritus, former Dean of Music, accomplished performer, pedagogue, and mentor.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate organ or harpsichord student on the basis of high academic standing.
Value Varies

Last Update: 11 Nov. 2016


John B. Richardson Award

Established in 2017 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of the late Dr. John B. Richardson, BSc 1958, MDCM 1962, PhD 1971 for one or two outstanding undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an Early Music program.

Eligibility

Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the basis of high academic standing.

Value Varies

Last Update: June 14, 2018


John R.E. Bradley Prizes

Established in 2006 through a bequest from John R.E. Bradley, Sound and Lighting Technician at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and a Montreal sound engineer whose career spanned from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to outstanding graduate students in the Sound Recording Program.
Value $2,000 each

Julius Schloss Memorial Award

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schloss in memory of their brother, the composer Julius Schloss (1902-1972), one of the foremost pupils of Alban Berg in Vienna during the late 1920s and early 1930s whose collected works were donated by the family to the McGill Faculty of Music.

Eligibility This award is to be made to a graduate student in Music on the recommendation of the Graduate Committee of the Schulich School of Music.
Value $1,000

Lallemand Bursary 

Established in 1999 by Jaqueline Lallemand to honour the memory of her father and mother, Albert and Gabrielle Lallemand.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to one or more undergraduate or graduate Music students in financial need. Preference is given to students enrolled in the Jazz Performance program.
Estimated value $1,500 each.

Last Update: 16 Aug. 2017


Lewis Lutter Bursary

Established in 1988 by the Guttman family in honour of Mr. Lewis Lutter, a loyal and devoted associate of many years of Progress Brand Clothes, Inc.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music to assist a talented student in the School who is in financial need.

Value

$1,000


Lloyd Carr-Harris String Scholarship

Established in 1999 through a generous gift from the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the String Area to exceptionally gifted string players entering an undergraduate or graduate program in Performance.
Value $10,000; renewable twice

Lou Williamson Jazz Award

Established in 2015 by Chris and Eve Millington in memory of percussionist Lou Williamson, a gifted performer, a former McGill instructor and a highly-respected music administrator.

Eligibility Awarded to an outstanding Canadian undergraduate or graduate student registered in a Jazz program, with a preference for Jazz drum set, on the basis of high academic standing by the Schu/ich School of Music Scholarships Committee.

Value

Varies.

Last Update: 12 Aug. 2015


Luba Zuk Piano Duo Composition Prize

Established in 2016 by Luba Zuk, LMus 1957, long-time professor of piano at McGill University and member of the Luba and lreneus Zuk Piano Duo - recognized for commissioning and performing new works, especially by Canadian and Ukrainian composers.

Eligibility Awarded by a committee established by the Dean of the Schulich School of Music to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in composition for the completion of a work for piano duo. Preference will be given for a work that includes references to Ukrainian or Canadian culture, landscape, history or experience.

Value

Varies.

Last Update: 09 May 2016


Margaret Houlding Memorial Prize

Established in 1984 by the friends of the late Margaret Houlding.

Eligibility Awarded to a student in the Schulich School of Music.

Value

$600

Marianna Eaton Scholarship

Established by a bequest from the late Marianna Eaton (née Marianna Soulé Van Doren).

Eligibility Awarded to a graduate student in the Schulich School of Music.
Value $1,800

Marvin Duchow Memorial Scholarship

Established by the family and friends of Prof. Marvin Duchow, in his memory.

Eligibility To be awarded annually to a graduate student in Music.
Value $1,000

Mary McLaughlin Memorial Prize

Established in 2013 by a bequest of Mary Ruth McLaughlin (1957-2011), B.Mus. 1979, M.A. 1982, a violinist and musicologist who went on to a career in law.

Eligibility

Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an entering or enrolled undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in Early Music.

Estimated value Varies

Last Update: 11 Oct. 2017


Maurice Pollack Foundation Fellowship

Initiated by the Foundation in memory of Maurice Pollack, man of commerce and great benefactor in the areas of education, religious institutions and communal welfare.

Eligibility To be awarded to an outstanding student for graduate studies in Music.
Value $3,000

Max Stern Fellowship in Music

Established in 1992 through a donation from the Max Stern estate.

Eligibility Awarded by GPS to Doctoral level students in Music on the recommendation of the Schulich School of Music. Exceptional students at the Master's level who demonstrate potential for doctoral studies may be considered. No citizenship restrictions.
Value $12,000; renewable

Mildred Largie Award

Established in 2001 through a generous bequest by Mildred Largie.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to an outstanding student studying piano.
Value $1,000

Olympia Garibaldi-Galavaris Prize

Established in 2000 by Dr. George Galavaris in honour of his mother’s 76th birthday.

Eligibility The award is open to graduate students in the Schulich School of Music. Awarded by the Schulich School of Music to a graduate student specializing in Musicology or Music Theory with a sub-specialty in Music before 1700.
Value Minimum $500

Paul-Marcel Gélinas et Verna-Marie Parr Gélinas Piano Award

Established in 2017 by the generous bequest of Paul-Marcel Gélinas for one or more outstanding undergraduate or graduate students in piano.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the basis of high academic standing.
Value Varies

Last Update: 06 April 2017


Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Fellowship in Opera

Established in 2002 by faculty, alumni, family and friends in honour of Phyllis and Bernard J. Shapiro. Dr. Bernard J. Shapiro was the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1994 to December 2002.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Graduate Committee to graduate or diploma students in Opera/Voice Performance.
Value Minimum $5,000; renewable

Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Fellowship in Theory

Established in 2002 by faculty, alumni, family and friends in honour of Phyllis and Bernard J. Shaprio. Dr. Bernard J. Shapiro was the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University from 1994 to December 2002.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Graduate Committee to a graduate student in the Department of Music Research.
Value Minimum $5,000; renewable

Rachel and Benjamin Schecter Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1997 by a bequest from the late Dr. Samuel Schecter in memory of his parents, Rachel and Benjamin Schecter.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to any full-time student in a degree or diploma in Music.
Value $2,500

Robert N. C. Tennant Voice Award

Established in 2019 by Robert N. C. Tennant.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee on the basis of high academic standing to one or more outstanding undergraduate or graduate Voice students entering or enrolled at the School.
Value Varies.

Last Update: 05 Dec. 2019


Robin MacLennan Graduate Award

Established in 2019 by Robin MacLennan, BSc(HEc) 1962, for a student entering a graduate diploma program at the Schulich School of Music on the basis of academic merit.

Eligibility Awarded by a committee formed by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies of the Schulich School of Music. Preference will be given to students in the Strings area.
Value Varies.

Last Update: 12 Mar. 2020


Sara Berlind Memorial Fellowship

Established by a bequest from Sara Berlind.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music to an outstanding student to pursue graduate studies in Music.
Value $5,000 each

Schulich Scholarships

Eligibility Established in 2005 through an exceptional gift by Canadian Philanthropist Seymour Schulich. Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee to talented students in an undergraduate, graduate or diploma program. Holders of these scholarships are designated Schulich Scholars.
Value Undergraduate: $5,000; renewable. Graduate: $10,000; renewable.

Schulich School of Music Entrance Scholarships

Eligibility Available to all incoming graduate and undergraduate students in a degree or diploma program in Music. Awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Performance and the Department of Theory.
Value $2,000

Schulich School of Music Scholarships

The fund originated through the generosity of patrons of the Martlet Concert and Ball that took place in April 1960. Subsequently, many former students and friends of the Schulich School of Music have contributed to the fund.

Eligibility Available to all students in a degree or diploma program in Music, both graduate and undergraduate.
Value $100 - $1,000

Student Excellence Awards

Established in 2015 by Elizabeth A. Wirth, BA 1964.

Eligibility Awarded to outstanding undergraduate, graduate and diploma students in any program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.
Value Varies

Last Update:1 May 2015


The Golden Violin Prize

Established in 2006 through a generous gift from Canadian philanthropist Seymour Schulich.

Eligibility Awarded by a committee established by the Dean of the Schulich School of Music to an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma student in the Schulich School of Music who demonstrates exceptional potential in the String area.
Value $30,000

Last Update: 08 Jan. 2020


The Hnatyshyn Foundation Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting

Established in 2017 by the Hnatyshyn Foundation, alongside family, friends and colleagues, in honour of the late Professor Franz-Paul Decker, DMus, h.c., 2002, renowned conductor of orchestras across Canada and around the world, and Christa Decker.

Eligibility The Fellowship is awarded by the Schulich School of Music to a Canadian graduate student entering or enrolled in conducting at the Schulich School of Music who shows exceptional talent and potential.
Value $15,000

Last Update: 10 Mar. 2021


Verna-Marie Parr Gélinas and Paul-Marcel Gélinas Scholarships

Established in 1998 by Verna-Marie Parr Gélinas, Dip. Social Work 1938, and Paul-Marcel Gélinas.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music to talented students studying in an undergraduate or graduate program in the Schulich School of Music. Preference will be given to instrumentalists in the McGill Symphony Orchestra.
Value $2,500

Wayne Riddell Choral Award

Established in 2016 by friends and colleagues in honour of Dr. Wayne Riddell, BMus 1960, DMus 2014, a highly acclaimed choral conductor and church musician.

Eligibility Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in choral music, with a preference for choral conducting, on the basis of high academic standing by the Schulich School of Music Scholarships Committee.
Value Varies.

Last Update: 09 Feb. 2016


Wirth Family Fellowship in Music

Established in 2004 by Elizabeth Wirth and friends in memory of her parents, Lisl and Manfred Wirth.

Eligibility Awarded by the Schulich School of Music Graduate Committee to graduate or diploma students in Opera/Voice Performance.
Value Minimum $5,000; renewable

Wirth Vocal Prize

Established in 2015 by Elizabeth A. Wirth, BA 1964.

Eligibility Awarded by a jury established by the Dean of the Schulich School of Music to an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma students in the Voice Area of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University who demonstrate exceptional skill and artistry.
Value Minimum $25,000 for first place and minimum $1,000 for each runner-up, for a maximum of three.

Last Update: 13 Sep. 2017

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