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In Conversation with Wirth Vocal Prize Winners

The 2020-2021 Wirth Vocal Prize competition takes place this weekend and will forever change the life of one young singer from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.  Semi-Final Round: Friday, May 14, 2021, 7:00 PM (Webcast from Pollack Hall) Final Round:
Published: 12 May 2021

In memoriam — Joel Chadabe

CIRMMT's former Directors Marcelo Wanderley and Isabelle Cossette, pay hommage to an unforgettable man. 

Joel Chadabe, CIRMMT's lifetime member and member of the Centre's International Advisory Board, passed away on Sunday, May 02. He was 82. 

Published: 6 May 2021

The Schulich School of Music is recreating the feeling of being on stage

Writer Sarah Lebeau explores how technology is transforming musical practice at the Schulich School of Music. 

In January 2021 a new Performance Laboratory got up and running at the Schulich School of Music.

Published: 5 May 2021

Schulich's Opus Award Winners 2019-2020

Congratulations to all who received prizes at the 24th edition of the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus Awards! Many of the laureates were from the Schulich Community, and we couldn't be prouder. The ceremony celebrated the inspired resilience of the Quebec music scene during the 2019-2020 season, which included musical projects presented both before and since the pandemic began.

Published: 16 Feb 2021

Schulich Faculty and Alumni in 2021 Grammy Nominations


The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Nominees have been announced, and we are delighted to see Schulich faculty, former colleagues and alumni represented! As music's only peer-recognized distinction, the GRAMMY awards honour and celebrate artistic excellence across the entire music industry, and to see the accomplishments of the Schulich community included on the list is always a thrill.

Published: 11 Dec 2020

Prof. John Rea wins Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement

 John Rea, Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Music was honoured during our Fall 2020 Convocation ceremony as one of three winners of the Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement. 


About John Rea

Published: 6 Nov 2020

Q&A with guests Ari Agha and Laura Hynes


We are pleased to welcome special guests Ari Agha and Laura Hynes to the Schulich School of Music to discuss their project “The Key of T: Exogenous Testosterone and the Transgender Singing Voice” November 17th at 10 am as part of ReVoice. This event is open to all Schulich students.



Published: 5 Nov 2020

In memoriam of E. Noël Spinelli, C.M., C.Q.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of E.

Published: 28 Oct 2020

Schulich students and alumni win SOCAN Foundation Awards

This year’s recipients of the SOCAN Foundation Young Composer Awards and Emerging Screen Composer Awards include several members of Schulich’s community!

Congratulations to: 

Published: 27 Oct 2020

Q&A with visiting guest Dr. Tammy Kernodle

The Schulich School of Music is proud to welcome back Dr. Tammy Kernodle as a special guest in our Jazz Area’s Jazz History Series. She will present on Melba Liston, Alice Coltrane, and Mary Lou Williams on October 30 from 1-3 pm. This event is open to all Schulich students.

Published: 16 Oct 2020

Barbara Hannigan to speak with Schulich’s Voice Area

The award-winning Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is slated to virtually visit Schulich’s Voice Area! An artist at the forefront of creation, Hannigan is known for her performances of contemporary opera. She has shown a profound commitment to the music of our time and has performed premieres of over 85 new works.

Published: 15 Oct 2020

ReVoice guest Alexander Lloyd Blake discusses inclusive and authentic choral programming

We are pleased to virtually welcome conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and musical activist Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake to the Schulich School of Music as a ReVoice guest lecturer to discuss the Black Voices Matter Pledge he co-authored as well as programming considerations in choral music.

Published: 5 Oct 2020

Brittany Rae wins first place at the Eckhardt-Gramatté Competition

Congrats to soprano Brittany Rae (Grad Dip ’18) and pianist Jesse Plessis (Current DMus) for winning this year’s Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. The duo performed works by Canadian composers Jocelyn Morlock, Gordon Fitzell, Ana Sokolovic, and Claude Vivier.  

On her recent win Brittany wrote: 

Published: 23 Sep 2020

Schulich students and alumni win AES 2020 Awards

This year’s AES educational grant recipients include several members of Schulich’s sound recording program! 

Congratulations to:  

Published: 22 Sep 2020

Shawn Mativetsky’s new book RUDIMENTAAL

Prof. Shawn Mativetsky has released ’RUDIMENTAAL’, a collection of rudimental snare drum pieces inspired by the tabla drumming of North India. By bridging together two principal percussion instruments and their respective musical traditions, the book works as a gateway into North Indian drumming for drummers and percussionists from all backgrounds.

Published: 15 Sep 2020


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