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About The Schulich School of Music

Founded in 1904, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University embodies the highest international standards of excellence in professional training and research. The School is known for its programs in orchestra, opera, jazz, early music and contemporary music. Its status as a leader in sound recording and music technology provides unique possibilities for collaboration with the larger musical community.  Recognized today as one of the major music schools in North America, Schulich has more than 850 students, from Quebec, Canada and abroad. They are drawn by the reputation of Schulich¹s 240 professors, its annual slate of some 700 concerts and events, and its programs in research and technology.

Schulich facts

  • 180 faculty members
  • 700+ public performances in 2009 – more than two a day on average
  • 6 large ensembles
      1 symphony orchestra
      1 wind orchestra
      1 contemporary music chamber orchestra
      1 baroque orchestra on period instruments
      2 jazz orchestras

  • 3 large choral ensembles
      1 University Choir
      1 Schulich School Singers
      1 Cappella Antica

  • 4 performing arts halls
  • 100 practice rooms
  • 275 bursaries, scholarships and fellowships awarded annually