Flutist Lara Deutsch is this year’s recipient of the $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2019-20 Award for Collaborative Emerging Artist! Presented biennially in honour of Jean-Pierre Goyer and his contributions to music, arts, and culture in Montreal and the rest of Canada, the Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer is Canada’s largest classical music prize for emerging young artists.
Now coming up on its 20th edition, the OFF jazz festival has been a mainstay of the Montreal jazz scene by featuring local artists and their creative projects. The festival runs from October 3 - 12, 2019 and will feature many groups with Schulich students, faculty, and alumni — read below for a list of events with a Schulich connection.
Thursday, October 3
Since 1994, the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal's biennial Generation composition contest has given 61 Canadian composers the opportunity to define their voices and connect with audiences across Canada.
We're excited to welcome Dorian Komanoff Bandy to Schulich's faculty, where he will beginning a position in historical performance practice and musicology, held jointly between the School's departments of Performance and Music Research.
Two Schulich Early Music graduates, violinist Marie Nadeau-Tremblay (BMus ’14, LMus ’17, MMus '19) and trumpeter Duncan Campbell (BMus ’14, GDip ’17, LMus ’19) were recently awarded first and second prize respectively at the Mathieu Duguay Early Music Competition of the International Lamèque Baroque Music Festival.
Daniel Mills (B.Mus ’10) has been named the new Executive Director of the Kamloops Symphony!
The winner of this year’s Eleanor Stubley Recording Prize is soprano Elodie Bouchard (MMus ’19), who will collaborate with recording engineer Ephraim Hahn (MMus '19) and lutenist Anthony Harvey on the project “17th century music for lute and voice”.
Choral conductor Wayne Riddell has long been an important figure in the Montreal and McGill music communities, holding positions such as the chorus master of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Schulich School of Music.
Saxophonist Jacob Do wins first Oliver Jones Award from the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
Congratulations to saxophonist Jacob Do (BMus 2021), who won the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal's inaugural Oliver Jones Award on June 26, 2019. Created as part of the Festival's 40th anniversary, the award is given as part of a competition open to selected Quebec university student musicians identifying as part of a visible minority.
In 2017, Prof. Brian Cherney was the subject of an entire issue of Intersections (a publication by the Canadian University Music Society) after a conference held in his honour at McGill University. Available online for the first time, the issue features essays by many Schulich faculty members on Cherney and his music, including writings by Prof.
Looking to attend the Festival Montreal Baroque this year for your fix of music from the Baroque and Renaissance periods? Read on to see a list of many of the festival's performances involving Schulich alumni, students and faculty members.
Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière has been awarded the 2019 “Prix d’Europe in Composition” from l’Académie de musique du Québec!
As always, Schulich faculty, alumni, and students are heavily involved in the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal. From June 26 to July 6, 2019, take in some music at one of the festival's many sites as part of its 40th edition—the list below highlights a collection of Schulich-related acts performing this year organized by venue, several of which feature free admission.
Congratulations Ben Duinker, one of two winners of Schulich’s 2018-19 Teaching Awards in the teaching assistant/graduate instructor category!
Currently a PhD student in musicology, Michael has been teaching at Schulich for the past two years. His enthusiasm for the material is obvious and contagious and even students who were not in his class have reached out to him based on their friends’ recommendations. With his passion for teaching so easily seen within his thoughtful preparation of lesson plans and syllabi, classroom engagement, and student rapport, it’s no wonder Michael is being honoured for this award.