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Simone McIntosh to appear in Vancouver Opera lead role

Simone McIntosh (M.Mus 2017) continues her streak of successes with an upcoming appearance singing the title role in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." The production, which will be put on by Vancouver Opera in the spring, will be McIntosh's first mainstage appearance in a lead role.

Published: 14 Feb 2018

Maestro Kent Nagano to conduct McGill Symphony Orchestra

Article from the McGill Reporter

It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.

Published: 9 Feb 2018

Schulich Winners for the 21e Prix Opus

The winners of the Conseil québécois de la musique's 21e Prix Opus have been announced and many faculty members and alumni took home awards this year! 

Read here for a list of artists that have a connection with Schulich. Not listed are the many faculty members and alumni who perform in the many nominated orchestras.

Published: 8 Feb 2018

Schulich in the Junos 2018

The Schulich School of Music is well-represented in the 2018 Juno Awards, with nominees appearing in three different categories. Congratulations to all of our alumni, faculty and students who released music this past year!

2018 Juno Nominees:

Published: 8 Feb 2018

Opera McGill’s Lucia di Lammermoor a success!

Held January 26-29, 2018 at Monument-National, Opera McGill took to the highlands of Scotland for their latest production, Lucia di Lammermoor....

Published: 7 Feb 2018

Alumna Claire de Sévigné in 'The Abduction from the Seraglio'

Congratulations are in order for Claire de Sévigné (B.Mus 2009), who will appear in the Canadian Opera Company's production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio as character Blonde. The coloratura soprano was profiled last week in the Globe and Mail, where she outlines the demands of singing such a challenging role.

Published: 6 Feb 2018

L’oeuvre en marche de Rémi Bolduc

Article provenant de Le Devoir.

Published: 2 Feb 2018

Nicolas Ellis: le maestro des carrés rouges, six ans plus tard

Article provenant de la

« Fondateur et directeur artistique de l'Orchestre symphonique de l'Agora, le jeune chef dirigera l'Orchestre Métropolitain dans l'interprétation des Planètes de Holst fin avril.

Published: 2 Feb 2018

"Women, Work and Song" at Marvin Duchow Library

An exciting new exhibit can be explored through the Marvin Duchow Library at McGill University – "Women, Work and Song in Nineteeth-Century France."

The exhibit explores the evolving role of women in the popular song industry of the era, and includes many pieces from the 19th-century French sheet music collection of the Library. 


Published: 31 Jan 2018

Lara Ciekiewicz on CBC Music

In a recent CBC Music feature article, Opera McGill alumni Lara Ciekiewicz (M.Mus 2008) discussed five pieces that influenced her, including pieces by Dvorák, Stephen Fearing and more. 

Those looking to hear Ciekiewicz live will soon have a chance, as she will make her debut performance as Tatyana in Calgary Opera's production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, which begins February 3. 

Published: 31 Jan 2018

Obituary: Dr. Huntington Sheldon

Dr. Huntington (Skip) Sheldon (1930-2018) was an iconic figure in the history of the Schulich School of Music and McGill University as a whole. In addition to a long teaching legacy in the Faculty of Medicine (where he served as the Dean from 1981-1995), he made significant contributions to the university as a philanthropist. As a result of Dr....

Published: 31 Jan 2018

Original and Happy Freaks

As part of our Schulich in Concert series, Professor Hank Knox will be performing a concert January 31st at 7:30 pm in Redpath Hall. To learn more about the background of the concert, we held an email interview with Hank.

What inspired the title of your concert, “Original and Happy Freaks”?

Published: 25 Jan 2018

Bassoons, Elvis, and the Virée Classique

As part of the 6th annual Virée Classique by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) on August 12, 2017, Schulich School of Music bassoon faculty members Stéphane Lévesque and Martin Mangrum took part in the world premiere of Simon Leclerc's 'Concerto Grosso for Five Bassoons, Contrabassoon, Strings and Timpani', along with OSM bassoon colleagues and guest b...

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Renowned violinist Violaine Melançon to join the Schulich School of Music string faculty

The Schulich School of Music is delighted to announce that violinist Violaine Melançon will be joining the string faculty as Associate Professor, beginning August 1st, 2018.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

Students, alumni and faculty in Chile with Global Leaders Program

Currently, Dr. Lisa Lorenzino, Professor of Music Education, is in southern Chile with seven current and former Schulich School of Music Students as part of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Global Leaders Program. After three days of seminars and meetings, the students have moved to a variety of locations throughout southern Chile to keep students active in free after-school music programs designed to empower youth....

Published: 17 Jan 2018