On the occasion of World Hearing Day (WHD) on March 3, the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, in collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), presents the Hearing-Care Platform: A practical and accessible set of tools for the self-assessment of noise exposure, which are particularly aimed at young musicians and youths in general.
Congratulations to Nick Squire (MMus 2008), who recently won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical for his work on Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 11 by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Congratulations to Andrew Crust (MMus 2012), who was recently appointed as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Assistant Conductor! Beginning in September 2019, Andrew will conduct a large variety of programming with the VSO, including subscription concerts, concerts for children, Pops, and more.
Next Tuesday marks the beginning of the Schulich Singers’ three-day tour, with concerts in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
In honour of his passing on October 31, 2018, the family is planning a remembrance on February 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (Evensong service) at Christ Church Cathedral (635 Saint-Catherine St. W.). At the request of the family, donations may be made in his name to St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Care Fund.
Professor Richard Stoelzel has been appointed as the new Interim Music Director of the Lakeshore Concert Band! In a recent email exchange, Prof. Stoelzel writes, "I have had the pleasure of conducting the LCB as a guest conductor in numerous rehearsals and in concert. I am now thrilled to be appointed their interim music director.
Both the Schulich community and music world at large are mourning the loss of beloved baritone Sanford Sylvan (1953-2019). Known for his incredible onstage presence as well as his personable teaching skills, Sylan will be missed by the many students, colleagues, and audiences that he touched with his music and passion for education.
Congratulations to the many Schulich staff, faculty and alumni who brought home awards in the 22nd edition of the Prix Opus. Read below for a list of Schulich-related winners, which covers a wide variety of categories and genres! Not listed are the many faculty members and alumni who perform in the highlighted orchestras.
In a review of Opera McGill's production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Ludwig van Montreal praised the costumes, the projections and the performances of the cast. Congratulations to all of those involved!
Following the announcement of the nominees for the 2019 Juno Awards earlier this week, we're proud to announce that Schulich faculty and alumni appear in four different awards categories. Congratulations to all Schulich faculty, alumni and students who continue to release music year after year! Visit the links in our list below to learn more about the nominees.
2019 Juno Nominees
As doctoral trumpet student Alexander Freund (D.Mus, year 3) puts it, an essential part of being an artist is the “never-ending search for growth.” In Freund’s case, this search led him to a long association with the M5 Mexican Brass and a teaching position for 11 years at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán. In the past few years however, he moved to Montreal to study at Schulich under Prof.
We are excited to welcome the uniquely versatile Greek violinist, composer, and mathematician Simos Papanas to the Schulich School of Music for a week-long Catherine Thornhill Visiting Artist Residency!
Despite being one of Canada’s most prolific composers in the twentieth century, Eldon Rathburn (LMus 1937) still remains somewhat unknown. Over the course of his 75-year musical career, Rathburn churned out hundreds of remarkable film scores that provided the soundtrack for a wide variety of productions, in addition to many orchestral and chamber pieces. With such an extensive catalogue of noteworthy works, Rathburn certainly deserves a prominent place in the Canadian musical canon.
At the end of December, Governor General Julie Payette announced many new appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country's highest honours. Among these is Prof.
Before the age of 24, trumpeter Francis LaPorte (BMus 2018) will have already performed with two of the world’s biggest orchestras: the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM). For Francis, this is only the beginning of his life-long ambition to pursue trumpet professionally.