McGill University. Schulich School of Music

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McGill University. Schulich School of Music

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The Schulich School of Music is one of the constituent faculties of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The McGill Conservatorium of Music was established in 1904, and the Faculty of Music of McGill University in 1920. In 1955, under acting dean Marvin Duchow, three departments were created within the Faculty: Theory, Keyboard and Voice, and Instrumental. The McGill Opera Studio, founded by Luciano and Edith Della Pergola, followed shortly after in 1956. As the number of students and areas of study grew, the Faculty of Music moved into Royal Victoria College in 1971, subsequently renamed the Strathcona Music Building in 1972. The Pollack Concert Hall, built for the Faculty of Music and located in the Strathcona Music Building, was inaugurated in 1975.

Over the ensuing years a number of areas of study were added to the faculty, which today offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department of Music Research (Composition, Music Education, Musicology, Music Technology, Music Theory, and Sound Recording areas) and the Department of Music Performance (Brass, Early Music, Ensembles & Conducting, Jazz, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Collaborative Piano, Strings, Voice, and Woodwind areas). In 2005, the Faculty of Music changed its name to the Schulich School of Music of McGill University and opened its new music building, now known as the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building. This building also houses the Marvin Duchow Music Library, CIRMMT (The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology), and the Tanna Schulich Concert Hall.


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