McGill Open House 2019

Our next Open House will be held on October 20, 2019.

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Open House 2019

Event

Elizabeth Wirth Music Building 527 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 1E3, CA

 

REGISTER FOR OPEN HOUSE HERE

*Please note: this registration is for the Schulich School of Music Open House only. For information on Open House events happening on the main campus please look here.

All events are open to the public to attend. Prospective students are invited to perform in the Baroque violin masterclass (10:00-12:00) and the voice masterclass (2:00-4:00). You may request to perform in these classes on the registration form here. There may not be room for all interested students to participate in the classes; Schulich School of Music Recruitment will confirm your participation with you via email by October 4th. Please email any questions about the class to recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca.


Schedule

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building at 527 Sherbrooke St West.

Tours

  • General Schulich tours will be offered every 30 minutes, starting in the lobby of the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building. The first tour will leave at 10:00 a.m., and the final tour will start at 3:00 p.m.
  • A special tour of our Sound Recording facilities will be offered at 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. only. Meet in the lobby of the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building.
     

A Welcome Centre and an admissions info booth will be open from 10:00 – 4:00 in the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building lobby.

Morning events:

  • 10:00-11:00
    Sonata Masterclass presented by current Schulich students and Piano Area Coordinator, Prof. Kyoko Hashimoto.
    Pollack Hall
  • 10:00-12:00
    Baroque violin masterclass presented by Schulich Early Music faculty members Dorian Komanoff Bandy and Hank Knox.
    Ensemble Room C-310
    **Prospective students are invited to perform in this class. Are you an experienced period performer with your own Baroque bow and gut strings? Are you a modern violinist who would like to try a Baroque instrument for the first time? This class is open to all levels. We can provide you with a Baroque violin and bow to use for the class. Register to perform here.
  • 10:30-11:30
    Performance by the Ambassador Combo, members are current Schulich Jazz students. Prospective students are invited to bring their instrument for the chance to jam with the Ambassador Combo, time permitting. Informal Q&A, performance and jam session. Note: We will provide an amplifier, bassists and guitarists do not need to bring their own. Drummers should bring their own sticks.
    Tanna Schulich Hall

Admissions Information Sessions and Q&A 12:00-12:45

  • Undergraduate Session – Tanna Schulich Hall
  • Graduate Session – A832

Afternoon events:

  • 1:00-2:00
    “What is it like to study voice at Schulich?” A presentation led by Schulich professor, John Mac Master, followed by an open Q&A.
    East Lounge
  • 1:30-3:00
    Saxophone studio class presented by current Schulich students and saxophone professor, Marie-Chantal Leclair.
    Ensemble Room C-310
    *Marie-Chantal Leclair is also offering 30-minute individual mini-lessons, please email recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca if you would like to participate in one.
  • 2:00-4:00
    Voice Masterclass presented by Schulich professors Tracy Smith Bessette and Nathaniel Watson.
    Clara Lichtenstein Hall
    Prospective students are invited to perform in this class. The two professors will alternate leading the class. An accompanist will be provided. Register to perform here. Please email any questions about the class to recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca.
  • 2:00-4:00
    Percussion Studio Class presented by current Schulich students and percussion professor, Fabrice Marandola.
    Percussion Studio C-101
    *Fabrice Marandola is also offering 15-30 minute individual mini-lessons immediately after the Studio Class, please email recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca if you would like to participate in one.

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OTHER EVENTS TO ATTEND

Beyond Sunday’s Open House, the Schulich School of Music would like to extend a warm invitation for prospective students to attend any of the following events. Please email recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca to request a free ticket, or with any other questions.

  • McGill Symphony Orchestra
    Friday, October 18  at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 19  at 7:30 p.m.
    Pollack Hall
    * Please email recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca to request a free ticket, or with any other questions.

    McGill Symphony Orchestra
    Alexis Hauser, Artistic Director and Conductor
    Timothy Ledger, piano, Winner of the 2018-2019 McGill Concerto Competition
    DONALD JOHNSTON Montreal Montréal (arr./orch. Marc Beaulieu)
    LERA AUERBACH Icarus
    SERGEI RACHMANINOV Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
    IGOR STRAVINSKY The Firebird (Ballet)

 

  • Voice Masterclass with Stefano Algieri
    Saturday, October 19th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Wirth Opera Studio

    *No registration required. Please present yourself at the Wirth Opera Studio at 7:00 p.m.
    Students and parents are welcome to attend and observe Prof. Stefano Algieri’s weekly studio class with current Schulich voice students.
  • Schulich in Concert: Brahms and Beethoven
    Sunday, October 20th at 2:00 p.m.
    Pollack Hall
    * Please email recruitment.music [at] mcgill.ca to request a free ticket, or with any other questions.
    Concert presented by four Schulich faculty members: Andrew Wan, violin; Douglas McNabney, viola; Elizabeth Dolin, cello; Ilya Poletaev, piano.
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (Archduke)
    JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26
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