Professor Sean Ferguson has been appointed as the next Dean of the Schulich School of Music. Prof. Ferguson’s five-year, renewable term will begin on July 1, 2022, and end June 30, 2027.
The Schulich School of Music was featured at the Faculty Matters discussion series on December 13, 2021 which was hosted by Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies).
A brief interactive discussion was had about the History of Jazz with Prof. and Dean Brenda Ravenscroft and Prof. Camille Thurman who provided her experience as musician and academic.
Anthony Tan (MMus’09, PhD’15) is the winner of the 2021 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music for his composition Ways of Returning (2020). An 18-minute-long piece for amplified string quartet and electronics, Ways of Returning was commissioned by Quatuor Bozzini and E27 musique nouvelles.
Congratulations to violinist Julia Mirzoev, winner of the 2021-2022 Golden Violin Award!
We are pleased to announce that the three finalists for the 2021-2022 Golden Violin Award are violinists Samuele Parrini, Julia Mirzoev, and Astrid Nakamura.
The Golden Violin Award was established in 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich, a year after he donated $20 million to McGill’s Schulich School of Music. His unflagging support of our musicians has, through this award, seen nearly $400,000 given to top Schulich string playe
Congratulations to Schulich faculty and alumni who have created beautiful, critically acclaimed works of music this past year. In a year-end round-up, the CBC singled-out a number of albums featuring Schulich community members. With stunning duets, solo albums, and choral recordings we’re loving CBC’s "Canada's top 21 classical albums of 2021," and we couldn’t be more excited to scroll through (and listen to!) all the offerings.
Congratulations to mezzo-sopranos Rose Naggar-Tremblay (BMus’17) and Simone McIntosh (MMus'17, Wirth Vocal Prize Winner 2016-2017), who received first and second place respectively at the 82nd OSM Competition! The 2021 edition, held between September 13 and November 27, took place online enabling the public from coast to coast to access contestants’ performances.
The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Nominees have been announced, and we’re thrilled to see Schulich faculty and alumni among those named! Presented by the Recording Academy since 1958, the GRAMMYs are peer-based and represent a significant achievement in the music industry. Celebrating performances, engineering, visuals, album liner notes and more from the past year, it r
During the Fall 2021 Convocation ceremonies, exceptional educators at McGill are awarded the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes the commitment of outstanding teachers who create the renowned academic experience McGill provides to students year after year.
Gohar Manvelyan receives the Hnatyshyn Foundation – Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting
Gohar Manvelyan (MMus'14, DMus'19, current MMus in conducting) has been awarded the fourth annual Hnatyshyn Foundation – Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting!
Opera McGill takes First Place in Division III of the National Opera Association (NOA) Opera Production Competition 2021-2022 for their production of The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten (libretto by Myfanwy Piper)!
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Dennis Miller on October 31, 2021.
To mark Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Schulich School of Music would like to highlight the work of one of our graduate students in musicology, Linda Pearse. This video explores the performance she developed in collaboration with Wolastoq and Mi’kmaq musicians, as a way of finding bridges between different cultures, different ways of listening and making music.