John Rea, Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Music was honoured during our Fall 2020 Convocation ceremony as one of three winners of the Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
About John Rea
We are pleased to welcome special guests Ari Agha and Laura Hynes to the Schulich School of Music to discuss their project “The Key of T: Exogenous Testosterone and the Transgender Singing Voice” November 17th at 10 am as part of ReVoice. This event is open to all Schulich students.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of E.
This year’s recipients of the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards and Emerging Screen Composer Awards include several members of Schulich’s community!
The Schulich School of Music is proud to welcome back Dr. Tammy Kernodle as a special guest in our Jazz Area’s Jazz History Series. She will present on Melba Liston, Alice Coltrane, and Mary Lou Williams on October 30 from 1-3 pm. This event is open to all Schulich students.
The award-winning Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is slated to virtually visit Schulich’s Voice Area! An artist at the forefront of creation, Hannigan is known for her performances of contemporary opera. She has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time and has performed premieres of over 85 new works.
We are pleased to virtually welcome conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and musical activist Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake to the Schulich School of Music as a ReVoice guest lecturer to discuss the Black Voices Matter Pledge he co-authored as well as programming considerations in choral music.
Congrats to soprano Brittany Rae (Grad Dip ’18) and pianist Jesse Plessis (Current DMus) for winning this year’s Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. The duo performed works by Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock, Gordon Fitzell, Ana Sokolovic, and Claude Vivier.
On her recent win Brittany wrote:
Prof. Shawn Mativetsky has released ’RUDIMENTAAL’, a collection of rudimental snare drum pieces inspired by the tabla drumming of North India. By bridging together two principal percussion instruments and their respective musical traditions, the book works as a gateway into North Indian drumming for drummers and percussionists from all backgrounds.
When McGill University announced that Fall 2020 activities will be offered predominantly through remote delivery, Schulich’s professors went to work preparing innovative new courses that would temporarily replace most large and small ensembles. In this article, we highlight Prof. Jean-Sébastien Vallée’s plans for McGill Choral Studies, including the launch of ReVoice.
Carissa Klopoushak (MMus'08, DMus'13) has been appointed Interim Artistic Director of the Ottawa Chamberfest!
Kelly Lin receives the Hnatyshyn Foundation – Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting
Kelly Lin (BMus '18, MMus '20, MMus '22) has been awarded the third annual Hnatyshyn Foundation – Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting!
A large congratulations to Bo-rum Hammond (current MMus) and Jarred Dunn (current DMus), who have won first and second prize respectively in the “University Graduate” category of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association (CFMTA)’s annual National Essay Competition! This competition invites submissions of essays on topics related to music teaching, pedagogy, or performance practice.
Congratulations to Aaron Chan (BMus'20), Francis Choinière (BMus'19, current MMus and featured in this article's image), Marcel d’Entremont (ADip '18, GDip '19), Spencer Klymyshyn (current BMus), Bryn Lutek (BMus ’16), Hillary Simms (BMus'16), Elizabeth Skinner (MMus'15, DMus'20), and Tyler Song (current BMus), who were featured in the 2020 edition of CBC Music's annual "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30" roundup.