photo mosaic of Schulich School of Music researchers during various activities


The Schulich School of Music is a university in miniature, bringing together multiple research paradigms for the study, performance, and creation of many different kinds of music.  We ask many different kinds of questions about music, and use many different approaches to answering them.


We foster rich multidisciplinary research and many forms of collaboration

Performance early music, opera, orchestral music, chamber music, keyboards (piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, organ), new music, jazz
Composition new music, with and without computers
Humanities musicology, music theory, digital humanities
Social Sciences education, pedagogy
Science acoustics, computer science, psychoacoustics, music psychology
Engineering sound analysis and synthesis, instrument design, new digital instruments, sound recording


Learn more about our research activities and innovations

Our performers and scholars win prizes and receive grants from many different funding agencies and organizations inside and outside Canada. We invite leading figures in the study of music to McGill each year.  

Research centres and laboratories

The top half of the Schulich School of Music's New Music Building.



Headshot of Professor Edward Klorman

Research Chairs

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