Ensembles are a vital component of the student experience at the Schulich School of Music. Each year, the School presents 700+ performances, including concerts by faculty, guest artists, students, and several exciting series featuring our large and small ensembles. The School offers a wide array of outstanding performance venues: from historic Pollack and Redpath Halls to modern Tanna Schulich Hall, the state-of-the-art Multimedia Room, and the recently renovated Clara Lichtenstein Hall, our facilities provide an ideal setting for music-making at the highest level.
The School’s offerings are comprehensive and range from Early Music to Jazz: the repertoire covered by our ensembles spans across masterworks of the symphonic literature to the intimacy of chamber music and includes some of the most exciting new music composed in our times.
Would you like to be part of a Schulich School of Music ensemble?
Are you a Schulich School of Music student? Find your ensemble requirements & options on your program page.
Studying at McGill? All students at McGill University are eligible to audition for most ensembles, and priority is given to students pursuing a degree at the Schulich School of Music. Program restrictions may apply; please consult with your Faculty Advisor to determine whether you may enrol in an ensemble for credits towards your degree if you are not in a music program.
Not a McGill University student? Non-McGill students cannot participate in our ensembles, but through the McGill Conservatory you can get information about ensembles that are available for members of the community.
Discover our large & small ensembles and find audition information in this section:
- McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO)
- McGill Wind Orchestra
- McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME)
- Baroque Orchestra
- Chamber Music
- Early Music Ensembles
- Jazz Combos
- Song Interpretation
- Sonata Class
- Guitar Ensemble
- Percussion Ensemble
- Piano Ensembles
- Beethoven Orchestra
- Tabla Ensemble
- Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Audition ScheduleSee the Audition Schedule here