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December 16, 2005

Montreal University Opens New Music Building

Written by
cindy mcleod

McGill Music has closed its 100th anniversary season with the official opening of its New Music Building, and combined the historic event with the announcement an unprecedented $20M gift to arts and higher education in Canada and the naming of the Faculty as The Schulich School of Music of McGill University.

One of the major features of the New Music Building is the 200-seat Tanna Schulich Recital Hall, an intimate new performance and lecture venue that boasts one of its latest acquisitions – a Yamaha CFIIIS (9′) Concert Grand.

The Schulich School of Music has also acquired four Yamaha C3 (6’3″) grand pianos, two CLP240 Clavinova digital pianos and a C7 (7’6″) grand piano. The last is for the Wirth Opera Studio, which is a dedicated rehearsal space outfitted with a sprung ballet floor for movement classes, multimedia performances and research. This new studio will also be equipped with motion-capture cameras and laser tracing units for facilitating the investigation of the role of gesture in music making, whether by dancers or musicians, whose movements can be correlated with the sounds they make.

The Schulich School of Music of McGill University is an internationally ranked music program and one of Canada’s leaders in music education and research.

2 comments for this post.

  1. Comment from Spherical Monk on December 17th, 2005 :

    Hi, great Blog!

  2. Comment from Hugh Douglas on December 19th, 2005 :

    McGill is a true educational leader in and outside Canada. Congratulations on this state of the arts faculty and keep leading the way. H. Douglas

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