Professor Eleanor Stubley Memorial Event


Strathcona Music Building Pollack Hall, 555 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA
Free Admission
Eleanor Stubley, credit Allison Cordner
Image by Allison Cordner.

Please join the Schulich School of Music in remembering our colleague and friend,

Professor Eleanor Stubley (1960 – 2017)

Professor Stubley demonstrated both a profound devotion and a fierce advocacy for students, learning and artistry. She inspired all those around her with her humanity, passion and courage and we wish to pay tribute to her extraordinary impact on the School, its students, and our community. Professor Stubley joined McGill in 1989, where she taught music education, musicology, and performance. She was critically acclaimed as both a scholar and an artist, conducting ensembles in Canada, England, Finland and the U.S. She lived with multiple sclerosis, and much of her work explored the physicality of music. “As a conductor, I engage with music in and through my hands as a bodily experience,” she wrote. “Not only does music have a tactile presence across the surface of my palms, the movements of my hands are the very means by which I shape, sculpt, and carve out its expressive possibilities to give it a dynamic presence as evolving sound.” Dean Brenda Ravenscroft writes that Professor Stubley was “a beloved colleague, who inspired all those around her with her humanity, passion and courage. She demonstrated on a daily basis profound devotion and fierce advocacy for students, learning, and artistry.” She will be greatly missed.

We would like to extend a special invitation to anyone who would like to sing in two choral works during the event, led by Professor Jean-Sébastien Vallée.
• Rehearsal: Saturday, September 16, 2:30pm in Pollack Hall
• Repertoire: Howard Goodall’s Lacrimosa (from Eternal Light) and Vivaldi’s Et in terra pax (from Gloria)
• Scores will be available at 2pm on September 16, in the East Lounge of Pollack Hall. PDFs can be emailed ahead of time if requested
• Singers will be asked to sit on stage during the Memorial Event. No official dress code is required.
• Please confirm your participation by email at [at] before Wednesday, September 13

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