519 undergraduate and 328 graduate students are enrolled in our music programs.
Of undergraduate students:
38% are from Québec, 39% are from the rest of Canada, 23% are international students
Of graduate students:
30% are from Quebec, 30% from the rest of Canada, and 40% are international students
In 2017, the Schulich School of Music was named the number one Canadian school in the Performing Arts category by QS World University Rankings for the second consecutive year
We offer more than 75+ programs in music research and performance, spanning classical and jazz performance, opera, early and contemporary music, sound recording, music technology, and humanities-based studies.
Our faculty includes 20 performing members of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, 1 Tier one Canada Research Chair, 3 James McGill Professors, 3 William Dawson Scholars.
Professors William Caplin and Philippe Leroux were inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2015-16.
Schulich School of Music professors receive support from 56 federal and provincial grants, many of which fund student research initiatives.
We are transforming our Multimedia Room (MMR) into a research hub interconnected with l'Université de Montréal's Salle Claude Champagne.
The 2016-17 Schulich concert season featured over 700 performances.
Opera McGill is the only opera training program in Canada to annually produce three fully-staged operas, each with orchestral accompaniment.
Our teaching, practice, performance and research facilities span 148,650 square feet, including:
113 practice rooms,4 concert halls, an opera studio, a state-of-the-art music multimedia room, 10+ research labs, CIRMMT (an interdisciplinary research centre), the Marvin Duchow Music Library.
Funding and donor support
In the past 10 years, scholarships, fellowships and bursaries offered to our students have increased by over 400%.
In 2015-16, 145 undergraduate and 207 graduate students received over $4M in private and public financial support.
In the last five years, Schulich School of Music alumni have won positions in over 20 international orchestras, including:
New York Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and China's National Performing Arts Center Orchestra.