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Schulich in l'ADISQ Nominations

Every year, l'Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) puts on an awards gala to highlight musicians and music industry professionals in Québec....

Published: 18 Sep 2018

David Jaeger on the role of public radio in promoting Canadian composers

David Jager is a composer, producer and broadcaster based in Toronto. He was recently named a Member of the Order of Canada "for being at the forefront of Canadian music creation, performance and promotion, notably through his broadcasts, and for having fostered a generation of musicians."

Published: 18 Sep 2018

Ilya Poletaev on Chopin: "The kinetic, the musical, and the emotional are all one"

Well-known for his focus on the works of George Enescu (recordings of which the American Record Guide proclaimed to be some of the “finest readings” of the music), as well as for his versatility and expertise on period instruments, pianist Prof. Ilya Poletaev is equally at home interpreting the music of other master composers....

Published: 14 Sep 2018

Schulich at TUJF and l'OFF Jazz festivals

Jazz festivals don't only happen in the summer, and our faculty, students, and alumni are still keeping busy with appearances at different events in the fall. Two such upcoming festivals, the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival and l'Off Jazz, feature a significant number of Schulich-related artists as group leaders or bandmembers, which we've compiled in two lists below. 

Published: 6 Sep 2018

CBC/McGill Intership 2018-19 Announced

Students at the Schulich School of Music can apply for an internship with CBC Music, where they'll get the chance to work with CBC Montreal's music team on broadcast recording projects, online editorial pieces and more for optional credit. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2018! Read below for full information.


Published: 5 Sep 2018

Elie Boissinot awarded Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant

Congratulations to cellist Elie Boissinot (B.Mus 2020), who was recently awarded a Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant valued at $10,000! Open to post-secondary students across Canada in their penultimate or final year, the grants were established to "foster excellence in new talent." About this success, Elie said "It is a great privilege and honour to be selected to receive such a prestigious grant!...

Published: 31 Aug 2018

L'alto au féminin selon Marina Thibeault

Nommée Révélation Radio-Canada pour la saison 2016-2017, l’altiste virtuose Marina Thibeault se produira deux fois cette fin de semaine dans le cadre de la Virée classique: une fois en récital et une fois au sein de l’Ensemble de la Virée....

Published: 30 Aug 2018

In memoriam of Professor Kenneth Woodman

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Kenneth Woodman (1938-2018) after a long battle with cancer.

Published: 22 Aug 2018

Schulich professors receive SSHRC Insight Grants

Congratulations to several of our professors who recently received Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants to fund a wide variety of fascinating research projects!

Published: 21 Aug 2018

Schulich in CBC Music's "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30"

Congratulations to violinist Amy Hillis (B.Mus 2012, current D.Mus) and bassoonist Kristy Tucker (M.Mus 2017), who were featured in CBC Music's annual "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30" roundup. The list highlights some of the most promising young musicians from across Canada, acting as an annual shortlist of the country's brightest new talents in classical music. 

Published: 16 Aug 2018

2018-2019 Season is Announced

We are very excited to launch our 2018-2019 season, with several brand new additions to the program as well as the usual favourites. Over 600 performances by members of Schulich’s vibrant musical community are on offer, presentations by our world-class researchers as well as visiting guests, masterclasses by international guest artists, a new concert series, and a new composition competition to add to our long-established list of student competitions. 

Published: 14 Aug 2018

Schulich alumni celebrate two years of jazz nights in St. Henri

Jam sessions have long been a cornerstone of jazz communities in cities around the world. In addition to offering playing and networking opportunities for the participants, they also act as a chance for anyone who shows up to celebrate the music they love.

Published: 9 Aug 2018

Dean Brenda Ravenscroft profiled in the McGill Reporter

In a recent profile by the McGill Reporter, Dean Brenda Ravenscroft discusses her efforts over the past year at the Schulich School of Music, including establishing a diversity mandate.

Published: 6 Aug 2018

Shanti Nachtergaele: The Birth of Modern Double Bass Playing at the Prague and Paris Conservatories

Congratulations to Shanti Nachtergaele, a current PhD student in the musicology program, who was awarded a Vanier Scholarship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for her project “The Birth of Modern Double Bass Playing at the Prague and Paris Conservatories.”

Published: 24 Jul 2018

Dominique Labelle to receive a 2018 Opera Canada Award

We are proud to announce that Prof. Dominique Labelle will be among the three honourees receiving the 2018 Opera Canada Awards! First announced in 2000 by Opera Canada's magazine, “The Rubies” were created to honour the achievements of Canadians making a significant impact in the opera world. 

Published: 24 Jul 2018