Research Alive Series: 2015-16 events

This public outreach series was developed in 2015 by Prof. Stephen McAdams and composition student Kit Soden. 

Each Research Alive event is given by a member of the School to bring to light their research, amply illustrated with live musical examples, and ending with a small piece performed by the faculty and students to tie it all together. So, our motto is "Bring alive the research with music."

2015-16 events:

November 27, 2015

Patrick Hansen:

The multiple intelligences of opera

Opera Studies Director Patrick Hansen explores Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences as applied to opera performance. His student Bruno Roy (baritone) joins him on stage in this eye-opening foray into opera research.

When: Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.


January 15, 2016

Peter Schubert:

Composing in the mind ca. 1550

Music theorist Peter Schubert and singers reconstruct the experiences of musicians in the Renaissance and explore how they composed and improvised.

When: Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.


February 18, 2016

Stephen McAdams:

Revealing the perceptual mysteries behind orchestration practice

Music psychologist Stephen McAdams talks about the role of perception in orchestration practice. He is joined on stage by conductor Alain Cazes and the full McGill Wind Symphony.

When: Thursday, February 18th, 2016 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.


March 14, 2016

George Massenburg:

What is the recipe for a Grammy-winning recording?

Sound recording specialist and Grammy award winner George Massenburg discusses the recipe for a Grammy-award winning recording.

When: Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 5:00pm in Tanna Schulich Hall.


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