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Robert Hasegawa named a William Dawson Scholar

Congratulations to Robert Hasegawa, Associate Professor of Music Theory, who has been named a William Dawson Scholar, one of McGill’s most prestigious internal awards! This award recognizes a scholar who is becoming an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber and is poised to become a leader in their field. He will hold the award for a five-year term.

Published: 13 Jun 2018

Zarin Mehta receives Honorary Doctorate at Schulich’s Spring Convocation

Two weeks ago, the Schulich School of Music had the honour in presenting Zarin Mehta with the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa. 

Published: 13 Jun 2018

Vanessa Blais-Tremblay wins the 2017-18 Teaching Award in the TA/graduate instructor category

Congratulations to Vanessa Blais-Tremblay (BMus ‘09, PhD forthcoming), winner of Schulich’s 2017-18 Teaching Award in the teaching assistant/graduate instructor category!

Published: 6 Jun 2018

Simon Rivard named TSO Resident Conductor & TYSO Conductor

After distinguishing himself in a nationwide search that ended in a live audition earlier this spring, Simon Rivard (MMus '17) has been appointed the new Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO). This announcement follows a wave of other recent successes by Simon, including his inclusion o...

Published: 1 Jun 2018

Three Schulich vocalists win Ottawa Choral Society’s New Discoveries Auditions

Congratulations to Simone McIntosh (MMus ’17), Jonah Spungin (BMus ’16, MMus ‘18) and Anna-Sophie Neher (MMus ’18) for winning first, second and third prize respectively in last week’s New Discoveries Auditions by the Ottawa Choral Society. Held every other year, the New Discoveries Auditions provides emerging vocal artists with a professional platform, broad audience exposure and career development opportunities....

Published: 29 May 2018

Obituary: Barbara Whitley

The Schulich School of Music is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Barbara Whitley, a long-time friend and supporter of the School. Dr, Whitley received her BA from McGill University in 1940 and an Honorary Doctorate in Arts in 1992, and was an accomplished actor, philanthropist and volunteer. She had just celebrated her 100th birthday this past April.

Published: 25 May 2018

Standout singer Nana Mouskouri appears in Schulich masterclass

On May 20, 2018, Schulich students had a rare chance to get direct feedback from a singing legend – Nana Mouskouri. 

Ryan Nauta (tenor), Jonah Spungin (baritone), Jessica Burnside (soprano) and Elie Manousakis (soprano) performed as part of in a masterclass in Tanna Schulich Hall where Mouskouri (DLitt 2013) offered guidance based on a wealth of experience from her 60-year career.

Published: 24 May 2018

Matt Haimovitz named inaugural John Cage Fellow at the Mannes School of Music

Earlier this year, cellist and Schulich professor Matt Haimovitz was appointed as the first-ever John Cage Fellow at the New School's Mannes School of Music. As part of this artist-in-residence program, Haimovitz will be actively involved in Mannes activities, including acting as an ensemble coach, teaching private lessons, and engaging in joint endeavors with Schulich.

Published: 23 May 2018

Dominique Labelle wins the 2017-18 Teaching Award in the performance area

Congratulations to Dominique Labelle, winner of Schulich's 2017-18 Teaching Award in the performance area.

Published: 16 May 2018

Richard King wins the 2017-18 Teaching Award in the research area

Congratulations to Richard King, winner of Schulich's 2017-18 Teaching Award in the research area. 

Published: 16 May 2018

Amy Hillis wins 2018 E-Gré National Music Competition in Strings

Congratulations to Amy Hillis (D.Mus 2019), who won the 41st Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition in Strings this past weekend for her stunning final-round performance with collaborative pianist Katherine Dowling....

Published: 10 May 2018

McGill alumn launches transcription app Frettable

In January of this year, Greg Burlet (MA 2013) launched Frettable, a mobile app that makes music transcription easier than ever. Using artificial intelligence, the app analyzes audio played from guitar, voice, brass or woodwinds and turns it into sheet music. Adopted by thousands of users since launch, the app is available on the iTunes app store and Google Play in a free or subscription-based model. 

Published: 10 May 2018

Moe Touizrar: Winner of the John Rea Travel Award in Composition

This year’s John Rea Travel Award has been awarded to doctoral candidate Moe Touizrar. Established in 2016 by Prof. John Rea, the prize is awarded each year to a student in composition who is travelling during the summer to broaden their cultural experience and depth of knowledge.

Published: 8 May 2018

Richard Stoelzel: Building a Legacy

Prof. Richard Stoelzel, Professor of Trumpet and Brass Area Chair at the Schulich School of Music, recently released his latest record – Horizon. This newest release features many works for trumpet and orchestra that Stoelzel commissioned specifically for the release, and sees him joined by the Polish Camerata Chamber Orchestra. In light of this exciting new disc, we spoke to Prof. Stoelzel about the album, performing as a soloist and more in a recent email exchange.

Published: 4 May 2018

Zarin Mehta to receive Honorary Doctorate of Music

Among 13 other outstanding individuals slated to receive honorary doctorates from McGill University is Zarin Mehta, who will be presented with a Doctor of Music at the music convocation ceremony on May 30, 2018....

Published: 2 May 2018