Over the past few weeks, several of our students have received awards for their exciting research projects. Follow the links to read more about each winner's exciting projects.
International Grant Writing Competition at the doctoral level
Congratulations to Omer Barash, winner of the 2019-20 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition. Omer’s orchestral piece will be premiered by the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2021-2022 season.
A huge congratulations are in order for Cathy Martin, Coordinator and Liaison Librarian at the Marvin Duchow Music Library, on being awarded McGill’s 2020 Librarian Excellence Award! This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to the Library, its users, and its mandate.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Kenneth Gilbert on April 16, 2020.
A world-famous harpsichordist and scholar – and the founder of the Early Music Program at McGill – Prof. Gilbert maintained a long and distinguished association with our faculty as a professor from 1964 to 1972 and then again as an Adjunct Professor from 1999 to 2015; he was awarded an honorary doctorate from McGill in 1981.
The Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that this year’s Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize will go to Martin Daigle (MMus '20) and Omar Miranda (M.Mus. '21) for their project “Mossy Cobblestone”.
On the occasion of World Hearing Day, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) are pleased to announce the launch of their Hearing Care Platform (HCP). Conceived in partnership with the NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies (CRITIAS) at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), this project is designed to assess the noise exposure experienced by McGill music students.
Vox Humana, an affiliate publication of the American Guild of Organists, featured Professor Emeritus in Organ and Church Music John Grew in an interview about French Classical performance practice in Canada. In this interview, Prof. Grew discusses how his passion for French art and music first developed out of his affinity for the Normandy area of France, as well as how French Classical organs faciliate the production of true characteristic sound.
The 2020 Juno Award Nominees have been announced, and we are thrilled to see so many Schulich faculty, students, and alumni represented! From Vocal Jazz Album of the year to various Classical Albums of the Year, the Schulich community has appeared in six different award categories.
This Sunday, February 9, three Schulich vocalists gave outstanding performances to a packed house for the final round of the Wirth Vocal Prize in Pollack Hall. Deliberations took place immediately afterwards, and at the end of the afternoon, judges announced Jenny Ivanovna as the competition winner.
In anticipation of the fifth edition of the Wirth Vocal Prize, we caught up with previous winners. In this article, we speak with Marcel d'Entremont, winner of the 2018-2019 edition of the Wirth Vocal Prize, to hear about what life has been like since winning the Prize.
Where are you currently based?
I am currently still based in Montreal!
In anticipation of the fifth edition of the Wirth Vocal Prize, we caught up with previous winners. In this article, we speak with Anna-Sophie Neher, winner of the 2017-2018 edition of the Wirth Vocal Prize, to hear about what life has been like since winning the Prize.
Where do you call home right now?
I’m lucky enough to have two places I call home: Toronto and Montréal!
Mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh (MMus ‘17) won the second annual Wirth Vocal Prize in 2017. Born in Vancouver, McIntosh first received her Bachelor of Music in Opera from the University of British Columbia, and later completed her Master of Music here at Schulich with Dominique Labelle.
Soprano Chelsea Rus (MMus ‘16) was the winner of the inaugural Wirth Vocal Prize in 2016. After putting together a unique program that showcased her singing prowess and expertise, Rus impressed the jury with masterful works by Puccini, Massenet, Gounod, and Strauss.
Among this year’s new appointments to the Order of Canada was Schulich School of Music’s Professor alcides lanza. lanza was named as a Member of the Order of Canada for his “decades-long contributions to the contemporary music scene and for championing Canadian music here and abroad”.
Opera McGill is proud to present Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. From January 31 to February 2, you can catch Opera McGill students, accompanied by McGill Symphony Orchestra musicians, at the gorgeous Monument National. Under the direction of Patrick Hansen and lead by conductor Brian DeMaris, our students bring Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer-winning play of the same name to life with true dramatic and musical spectacle. You won’t want to miss Street Scene, and here are 8 reasons why!