McGill Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS)

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The Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS)  is a student-run group that represents all graduate students at McGill University‘s Schulich School of Music. MGSS organizes activities throughout the year, including a fall orientation, end of term parties, general assemblies, the annual McGill Music Graduate Symposium, Trivia Nights, and our bi-weekly “Wind-Down Wednesday” event series. For more details on upcoming events, please check out the events page.

MGSS also advocates for grad students’ needs and interests within the Schulich School of Music. There are MGSS representatives for each department (research and performance), area (strings, music theory, etc.), and committee (library, IT, etc.). Please feel free to voice your ideas, questions, and concerns to any MGSS representative. Go here for a list of current MGSS leaders and representatives.

MGSS is a subsidiary of McGill’s Post-Graduate Students’ Society. Funding comes from graduate student fees.

If you’re interested in getting involved, or have questions about MGSS, please email us at mgss.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca. Or visit our office (Room E-301)!


MGSS Traditional Territory Acknowledgement Statement (Adopted 4 December 2015):

“We acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional land of the Kanien’kehá:ka, which has also been a place of gathering for other Indigenous peoples, including other members of the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishinaabe communities. MGSS honours and respects these diverse indigenous peoples, and recognizes that our presence on this land is but one outcome of an ongoing colonial legacy. We reflect upon the impact of this heritage on our presence here today, and make this statement as a first step in interrogating the diverse effects of these seldom-acknowledged colonial histories.”