McGill University’s Katarina Quartet take home top prizes from the Saint Paul Quartet Competition, now they’re Juilliard bound!

The Katarina String Quartet, consisting of violinists Jeanel Liang and Jérôme Chiasson, violist Celia Morin, and cellist Maya Enstad, have become forces to be reckoned with. Since winning McGill's 2022-2023 Chamber Music Competition, we have seen the young quartet participate in internationally renowned training programs, such as International Musicians Seminar (IMS) Prussia Cove and the McGill Internati

Published: 4 Jun 2024

Teaching Awards, Honorary Doctorate, Academic and Administrative Awards: Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

As many of our students prepare to graduate, let’s take a moment to appreciate the faculty members, student instructors, and administrators who helped guide them towards this momentous achievement. 

Published: 28 May 2024

A major transformation begins in Pollack Hall

Pollack Hall, situated within the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, is scheduled to close temporarily on May 1, 2024, to undergo extensive refurbishment of its facilities. The forthcoming major renovations aim to enhance the experience for both performers and audiences. As a prominent fixture in Montreal's cultural landscape, this hall pays tribute to the Canadian philanthropist of Ukrainian descent, Maurice Pollack.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

Sara Schabas wins the 9th edition of the Wirth Vocal Prize

The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce soprano Sara Schabas as the winner of the 2023–2024 Wirth Vocal Prize! 

Almost a decade after its establishment by Montreal philanthropist Elizabeth Wirth, the prize is awarded annually to a Schulich School of Music voice student who demonstrates exceptional talent, and significant promise for an international career.

Published: 26 Mar 2024

McGill Jazz Orchestra I around Montreal

Conductor Marianne Trudel and McGill Jazz Orchestra I are in and around Montreal to close out their season.  You have four more opportunities to see them perform! Follow the links below for more detail:

Published: 25 Mar 2024

Updated: Winners | Schulich at the Junos: here are our nominees!

And the winners are...


Day Moon (Winner) Christine Jensen (BMus’94, MMus’06)



Don't Throw Your Head in Your Hands (Winner)

Nicole Lizée (Visiting Scholar, MMus '01)


Published: 6 Mar 2024

Updated: Winners | Congratulations to all the Schulich nominees for this year’s Prix Opus and GRAMMY awards!

And the winners are...

27e Prix OPUS   Concerts de l’année - Musiques moderne, contemporaine

Le Quatuor selon Berio (Winner)

The Molinari Quartet - (Olga Ranzenhofer, violin; Antoine Bareil, violin; Frédéric Lambert, viola; Pierre-Alain Bouvrette, cello)

Published: 2 Feb 2024

David Montreuil wins first prize in the 2023-2024 Golden Violin Award competition!

Join us in congratulating violist David Montreuil, who won the first prize of $30,000 in the 2023-2024 Golden Violin Award competition!

Published: 14 Dec 2023

A special welcome to our two newest oboe course instructors!

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to welcome Lindsay Roberts and Anna Petersen to our Department of Performance as oboe course instructors! These talented musicians have performed in orchestras across Quebec, Canada, and the world. We are honoured that they will share their incredible talents and expertise with our students!

Published: 8 Nov 2023

Six Schulich students and alumni are among CBC Music's top 30 musicians under 30

CBC Music recently released its list of top 30 classical musicians under 30 years old. Six Schulich School of Music students and alumni were featured! These musicians were selected for their skill, discipline, and determination. Congratulations to the following exceptional performers and rising stars:

Published: 1 Aug 2023

These Schulich community members are basking in appointments and prizes this summer

Summer is in full swing! In addition to basking in the sun, several Schulich community members received prestigious appointments and competition prizes.

Published: 18 Jul 2023

Mezzo-soprano Jingjing Xu wins the 2022 – 2023 Wirth Vocal Prize

The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce that Jingjing Xu, mezzo-soprano, is the winner of the 2022 – 2023 Wirth Vocal Prize! Please join us in congratulating her on this monumental achievement.

Published: 13 Jul 2023

The Schulich guide to the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

The Schulich School of Music is well-represented at this year’s Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. Many of our students and faculty will take the stage in the heart of Montreal, contributing to an already stellar lineup of artists and musicians – and we couldn’t be more proud!

The festival runs from June 29 to July 8, 2023. Don’t miss these Schulich performers:

Published: 27 Jun 2023

#ICYMI: A look back at the 2022 – 2023 season

Many of our students recently climbed the stage for their convocation. And after they received their degrees, smiled for the cameras, and headed back to their seats, they took their first steps into an exciting new chapter of their lives.

If this past year was any indication, they will surely continue to make Schulich proud. The 2022 – 2023 season felt like a return to form since 2020, and our students, faculty, staff, and alumni truly brought music to life.

Published: 18 Jun 2023

Here are this year’s recipients of Schulich’s prizes in composition

The Schulich School of Music is proud to announce the recipients of several composition prizes from the 2022 – 2023 academic year. These awards recognize students who demonstrated excellence in composition and provide them with new opportunities to share their music widely.

Published: 6 Jun 2023


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