McGill-UdeM Piano-Vocal Accompaniment Residency

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The McGill-UdeM Piano-Vocal Accompaniment Residency is made possible by an extraordinary philanthropic commitment.

Application deadline:
Monday, January 23, 2023

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Program overview

This brand new, one-of-a kind program is designed for high-level pianists who specialize in collaborating and working with singers. Under the co-direction of Michael McMahon (Schulich School of Music of McGill University) and Francis Perron (Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal), and with chantal.ringuet [at] (subject: McGill-UdeM%20Piano%20Vocal%20Accompaniment%20Residency) (Chantal Ringuet) as coordinator of the program, six outstanding pianists will immerse themselves in Art-song and operatic repertoire, developing their skill as collaborative pianists and vocal coaches.

  • This 9-month intensive program will run from September 2022 to May 2023.

Generous financial support

Made possible by an extraordinary philanthropic commitment, all candidates accepted to the program will receive both a full scholarship and a living allowance.

Opportunity to study at exceptional musical institutions

Unique in its kind, the McGill-UdeM Piano-Vocal Accompaniment Residency offers students the possibility to study simultaneously at two exceptional musical institutions: the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal, and the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. Both are located in the city of Montreal and will soon be connected by a new transit system (Réseau Express Métropolitain).

Guest masters

Outstanding residencies with leading international artists and experts (singers, pianists, conductors, coaches, lyric diction, historical performance practice), covering a wide range of specializations, and particular styles and repertoires.

Professional development

As part of the residency, financial assistance is available for participation at an internationally recognized workshop, academy, or internship.


Open to all candidates, both national and international. Any pianist with a minimum of a BMus (or equivalent) and significant experience in collaborative piano is eligible.

Application deadline: Monday, January 23, 2023

Following the pre-screening evaluations, selected candidates for the auditions will be contacted during the week of February 7, 2023. The auditions will be held TBA.

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