Early Music Area

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Established in 1960 by Kenneth Gilbert, the Early Music Program at McGill's Schulich School of Music combines individual lessons and ensemble training with the study of historical approaches to performance.

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Our students regularly participate in workshops, master classes, guest lectures and research projects. Each year, we produce a fully staged Baroque Opera with the Opera Area.

Students in our ensembles and programs have access to an important collection of early instruments and historical copies from the 15th century to the early 19th century, including more than 15 harpsichords, organs, sackbuts, cornetti, flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, viols, and more than a dozen baroque string instruments. 


Early Music Area Faculty

Area Coordinator: dorian.bandy [at] mcgill.ca (Prof. Dorian Bandy)

Complete faculty listing: Early Music Area

Voice Faculty profiles (Students in Early Music Voice may study with any Voice Area professor).

Early Music Area ensembles include:

For a complete list of the School's ensembles, with descriptions and audition information, visit our Ensembles webpages.

For all admissions information, see our Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions webpages.

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