In this issue, you will find news about our scholarship recipients and our most recently named laureate of the Angela Hewitt Distinguished Alumni Award. We are also pleased to share news about the impressive accomplishments of our students and alumni, our professors and staff, and to pay special tribute to two members of our Perez family: adjunct professor Geneviève Bazinet, who just accepted a long-term appointment position and has been recognized as an exemplary professor in virtual courses; and dedicated staff member, Lise Desjardins, who has received an impressive promotion during her 40th year of service at uOttawa.
The Faculty of Arts wants to inform you that Pérez Hall will remain open during the Holiday Period, from December 22, 2018, to January 2, 2019. Special measures have been put in place to allow access to the building.
This year, the Nicole Senécal Emerging Artist Prize has been awarded to Jeanine Williams, a well-rounded and impressive soprano who is currently a master’s student training under the guidance of Christiane Riel
“Mahler is an expert at evoking gaiety, intensity, and peacefulness with his themes and he creates a riveting story in his fourth Symphony—it is ridiculously fun to be a part of that story!” – Jordanne Erichsen, soprano
Four concerts taking place on March 17th and 18th in Huguette Labelle Hall in Tabaret, with a program featuring a wide range of musical styles in works by Debussy, Janáček, Crumb, Shostakovich, Schulhoff, and more
Carmen as you have never considered it! Join the outstanding singers and orchestral players of the uOttawa School of Music on a dramatic musical journey across the ocean and into the future. It is 2020 and against the backdrop of a Europe deep in crisis, one tormented Canadian soldier has gone missing. This fully staged production promises to move, entertain and make you think again about one of opera’s most familiar and beloved stories.
On Wednesday, October 19th from 1 to 3 pm, University of Michigan cello professor Anthony Elliott will be giving a Visiting Artist Series public master class in Freiman Hall, with four uOttawa cello students from the studio of Paul Marleyn participating.
Undergraduate student in music Jaeyoung Chong will be performing the relatively unknown first cello concerto by Dimitri Kabalevsky; “I am always passionate about presenting new pieces and new composers to audiences”.
Did you know that the University of Ottawa boasts an internationally renowned orchestra? Each year, students and professors from the School of Music perform a series of captivating concerts…and you’re invited to attend!
In preparation for the launch of his recording Le comble de la distinction scheduled for release on October 9th on the ATMA Classique label, David Jalbert explains his vision of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie.
Four current BMus students and two recent graduates have been selected for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada summer training institute. They will perform at the National Gallery and at the National Arts Centre on July 30th and 31st, 2014.
Erin Sheedy, student at the Master of Arts in Music (Thesis supervisor: Christopher Moore), is the recipient of a 2014 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music for her paper entitled: "Performing the “Musical Mosaic”: Florence Glenn and the Canadian Pacific Railway Folk Music Festivals".
Elizabeth Fox, a Master of Arts in Music student (Supervisor: Julie Pedneault Deslauriers) and finalist for the SOCAN Foundation / George Proctor Prize, presented a paper entitled “Expansion, Amalgamation, and Mediation: Formal Processes in the Piano Concerto Op. 7 by Clara Wieck Schumann” at the 2014 Canadian University Music Society Annual Meeting.