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Schulich at the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal

As always, Schulich faculty, alumni, and students are heavily involved in the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal. From June 26 to July 6, 2019, take in some music at one of the festival's many sites as part of its 40th edition—the list below highlights a collection of Schulich-related acts performing this year organized by venue, several of which feature free admission.

Published: 5 Jun 2019

Ben Duinker wins the 2018-19 Teaching Award in the TA/graduate instructor category

Congratulations Ben Duinker, one of two winners of Schulich’s 2018-19 Teaching Awards in the teaching assistant/graduate instructor category!

Published: 30 May 2019

Michael Turabian wins the 2018-19 Teaching Award in the TA/graduate instructor category

Currently a PhD student in musicology, Michael has been teaching at Schulich for the past two years. His enthusiasm for the material is obvious and contagious and even students who were not in his class have reached out to him based on their friends’ recommendations. With his passion for teaching so easily seen within his thoughtful preparation of lesson plans and syllabi, classroom engagement, and student rapport, it’s no wonder Michael is being honoured for this award.

Published: 30 May 2019

Call for Proposals for LGBTQ2I+ History Month Presentations

We are pleased to invite Schulich faculty, staff, students, and alumni to submit proposals for presentations for inclusion in an LGBTQ2I+ History Month event. Scheduled for 28 September 2019 (7:00 p.m., Wirth Opera Studio), the event aims to highlight the accomplishments of LGBTQ2I+ musicians and music researchers past and present, while displaying the breadth and scope of work within the broader field of music.

Published: 30 May 2019

Andrew Wan wins the 2018-19 Teaching Award in the part-time category

Equally comfortable in a teaching environment as he is performing a solo in front of thousands, Andrew Wan’s accolades are numerous. In the classroom, Andrew’s students compliment him for his unwavering and inspiring enthusiasm as well as for his ability to tailor his teaching approach to each student’s needs. His motto, “with structure comes freedom”, guides his students towards achieving artistic spontaneity and creativity within an organized plan.

Published: 28 May 2019

Philippe Macnab-Séguin, winner of the 2018-19 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition

Congratulations to Philippe Macnab-Séguin, winner of the 2017-18 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition. Philippe’s orchestral piece will be premiered by the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2020-2021 season.

Published: 24 May 2019

Marina Thibeault to join the UBC School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music

Marina Thibeault (MMus '16, current DMus) will join the UBC School of Music as Assistant Professor of Viola and Chamber Music beginning in the 2019-20 academic year!

Published: 6 May 2019

Award for Equity and Community Building presented to Schulich’s Juanita Marchand Knight, Patrick Hansen, and Opera McGill

The Schulich School of Music is pleased to announce that two of its members have been presented an Award for Equity and Community Building: Juanita Marchand Knight in the Administrative and Support Staff category and Patrick Hansen and Opera McGill in the Team category.

Juanita Marchand Knight

Published: 1 May 2019

Matthew Ricketts (BMus ’09) receives 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

We are pleased to share that alumnus and composer Matthew Ricketts (BMus ’09) has been awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship! Intended for individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts, the prestigious fellowship provides fellows condition-free funding to work on their creative projects.

Published: 29 Apr 2019

Dean's Essay Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to Schulich students Shulamit Sarid and Laurence Willis for being awarded this year's Dean's Essay Prize! Awarded each year to two students, the Dean's Essay Prize was established to promote excellence in the art of writing about music and music research.

Shulamit Sarid (First Prize): 

Published: 26 Apr 2019

Pat Metheny to receive Honorary Doctorate of Music

Since beginning his international career in 1974, guitarist Pat Metheny has garnered widespread critical acclaim, demonstrated astonishing versatility as an artist, and has consistently been at the forefront of music technology.

Published: 16 Apr 2019

Rachelle Jenkins’ Audition Playbook

Rachelle Jenkins (MMus ’13) published the Audition Playbook, a two-part guide and workbook for optimal planning and preparation of orchestral auditions, in May of 2018. Designed for musicians of all levels and instruments, the Audition Playbook helps readers carefully and effectively create, implement, and follow their own plans from start to finish. 

Published: 15 Apr 2019

NECMT Annual Meeting hosted by McGill University this month

This month McGill University is hosting the 34th Annual Meeting of the New England Conference of Music Theorists (NECMT) – the first time the event has ever been held in Montreal. NECMT’s main purpose is to foster the development of music theory, and provide a forum for exchanging ideas between music theorists.

Published: 11 Apr 2019

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