Congratulations to Aaron Chan (BMus'20), Francis Choinière (BMus'19, current MMus and featured in this article's image), Marcel d’Entremont (ADip '18, GDip '19), Spencer Klymyshyn (current BMus), Bryn Lutek (BMus ’16), Hillary Simms (BMus'16), Elizabeth Skinner (MMus'15, DMus'20), and Tyler Song (current BMus), who were featured in the 2020 edition of CBC Music's annual "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30" roundup.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, July 31, 2020 - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the health and well-being of the composers, musicians, jury, and audience in mind, the 2020 edition of the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers (GSC) has been postponed until September 2021.
Members of Schulich’s community were recently interviewed to discuss their perspectives on how COVID-19 is influencing music, performance, and education.
Making Do: Student Perspectives on Remote Learning
Conductor Simon Rivard (MMus '17) has been named Associate Conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir!
Twenty-six-year-old bassist, composer, and arranger Carl Mayotte (MMus ’19) has been named this year’s Révélation Radio-Canada in the jazz category! Performing at various events and bars since the age of 16, Carl has travelled with his art through Quebec and France as a solo artist, as well as alongside other musicians and bands of all kinds.
The results of JM Canada Foundation’s Do Mi Si La Do Ré (Home Sweet Home) Contest are in and we are pleased to see members of the Schulich alumni represented among the list of winners! Congratulations to:
Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music, 1960–2000 by Laurel Parsons and Dean Brenda Ravenscroft has won the 2017 Pauline Alderman Award for Outstanding Scholarship on Women in Music in the book category!
This year’s Virtual Convocations took place June 17-18. As is customary in McGill’s traditional graduation ceremonies, these virtual convocations featured short musical performances including a recording of McGill’s Hail, Alma Mater, a song that has been sung by the late Prof. Winston Purdy, Prof.
Congratulations to Claire McLeish, winner of Schulich’s 2019-20 Teaching Award in the graduate instructor award!
Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Darroch, winner of Schulich’s 2019-20 Teaching Award in the graduate instructor category!
Congratulations to Dr. Jerry M. Cain, winner of Schulich’s 2019-20 Teaching Award in the part-time category!
Congratulations to Professor Patrick Hansen, winner of Schulich’s 2019-20 Teaching Award in the full-time category!
Congratulations to Professor Nicole Biamonte, winner of Schulich’s 2019-20 Teaching Award in the full-time category!
Over the past few weeks, several of our students have received awards for their exciting research projects. Follow the links to read more about each winner's exciting projects.
International Grant Writing Competition at the doctoral level
Congratulations to Omer Barash, winner of the 2019-20 Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize for Orchestral Composition. Omer’s orchestral piece will be premiered by the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the 2021-2022 season.