2016 Teaching Awards

2016 McGill Music Graduate Symposium Keynote Speaker & Performer Announced

This year we are honored to welcome Dr. Benjamin Piekut from Cornell University as our keynote speaker and renowned bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson as our keynote performer.  Click here to learn more.

Fall 2015 General Assembly & End of Term Party

As the Fall semester approaches its conclusion, we’d like to invite you to join us for our final general assembly of the current term and end-of-term party. This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and to reflect upon our accomplishments over the last term with free food, wine, music, and good company. The general assembly will be held on Friday, December 4th at 5:15 p.m. in A-832. The party will follow the conclusion of the assembly. An agenda and supporting documents will be sent via e-mail on November 27th.

We are calling for nominations for the following vacant area representative positions: Music Technology, Percussion, Piano, Voice, Jazz, Early Music, and Conducting. Elections will be held at the GA. Those who wish to run for said positions must attend the GA OR email mgss.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca to let us know of their intent to run if they cannot attend. As an area representative, you are in an excellent position to foster community at the Schulich School of Music and to positively shape the experience of its graduate students. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills working with a variety of other groups on campus. You may nominate yourself or a colleague. More information about each position may be found in the MGSS Constitution.

We look forward to seeing you on December 4th. Until then, best of luck with your end-of-term exams, performances, papers, and projects!

MGSS Executive Committee Election Results

If you weren’t able to make it out to our Winter GA, please find the results of our election and that meeting below. Congratulations to each member of the 2015-2016 Executive Committee and thanks to all MGSS members who voted in the election. See you next year!

President: Leslie Perrin
Vice-Preisdent: Lydia Huang
Secretary: Erin Sheedy
Treasurer: Michèle Duguay
Member-at-Large: Kristin Franseen
Performance Representative: Alaina Pawlowicz
Research Representative: Laura Risk
Symposium Chair: Farley Miller
PGSS Representatives: Claire McLeish, Sophie Kabbash, and Tessa MacLean

Voting for MGSS Election Now Open!

Elections for MGSS’s 2015-16 Executive Council have now begun and voting will remain open until Monday, April 13th at 5pm. Casting your ballot only takes a couple of minutes! Please follow this link and log in with your McGill e-mail: https://ovs.pgss.mcgill.ca/.

Upcoming: Imagining Canada’s Research Future

The following upcoming event will no doubt be of interest to many MGSS members:

April 13th, 2015: Imagining Canada’s Research Future

“What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?” Add your voice to this national dialogue on the role of graduate research in building Canada’s Future.
 
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is hosting an event on “Imagining Canada’s Research Future” April 13, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. in New Residence Hall, sponsored by the Social Sciences and Human Research Council  and the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies.  It will contribute to a national discussion on the future of social sciences and humanities research in Canada.  The theme of the event is the SSHRC Future Challenge question “What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?”
 
Featuring a keynote address by Professor Will Straw, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. Followed by a panel discussion and roundtable session with graduate students discussing the SSHRC Future Challenge Question “What knowledge will Canada need to thrive in an interconnected, evolving global landscape?” Event attendees will be invited to actively participate in the roundtable discussion. Attendance on the part of McGill faculty is also encouraged.

Registration: https://www.mcgill.ca/gps/news-events/events/imagining-canadas-research-future/register-attend-imagining-canadas-research-future

MGSS End-of-Term Party and Election

As the winter semester approaches its conclusion we’d like to invite you to join us for our final general assembly of the current academic year and end-of-term party. This event is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and to reflect upon our accomplishments over the last year with free food and wine, music, and good company. The general assembly will be held on Monday, April 13th at 5:30pm in A-832. The party will follow the conclusion of the assembly. An agenda and supporting documents will be sent via e-mail on April 6th.

But, as we look toward the past so too do we, like Janus, look toward the future: we are now accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 MGSS executive committee. As a member of the executive committee you are in an excellent position to foster community at the Schulich School of Music and to positively shape the experience of its graduate students. Its also an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills working with a variety of other groups on campus. Nominations should be sent via e-mail to mgss.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca by Friday, April 3rd at 5pm. You may nominate yourself or a colleague. The available positions are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Symposium Chair, Performance Representative, Research Representative, Member-at-Large, and three PGSS Representatives. More information about each position may be found in the MGSS Constitution.

Online voting for the 2015-2016 executive committee will begin on April 6th and will remain open until April 10th. The results of the election will be announced at the general assembly.

We look forward to seeing you on April 13th. Until then, best of luck with your end-of-term exams, performances, papers, and projects!

Area Representative Election Results

The results of our midterm area representative election results are in. I’m pleased to announce the following results:

  • Amy Hillis has been elected as our strings area representative
  • Kyle Andrews has been elected as our percussion area representative
  • Tracy Smith Bessette has been elected as our early music area representative
  • Alexander Morgan has been elected as our music theory area representative

Thanks to everyone who participated in the election and congratulations to Amy, Kyle, Tracy, and Alexander!

Voting for MGSS Area Representatives is Now Open

MGSS is currently holding a midterm election in order to fill vacant area representative positions. Voting is now open and will remain so until 5pm this Friday (11/7).

Please vote! It’s a simple process and will take you seconds to complete. All graduate and post-doctoral students at the Schulich School of Music are eligible to vote.

Please follow the link below, enter your credentials, and select the candidates you would like to vote for:

https://ovs.pgss.mcgill.ca/

Winners will be announced on our website, http://sites.music.mcgill.ca/mgss/, next Monday (11/10).

Thank you!

Call For Nominations: Vice President and Area Representatives

The Music Graduate Students’ Society will be holding an online election in order to fill vacancies for the executive council position of Vice President as well as several area representative positions for the current 2014-2015 academic year. Serving as an executive council member or area representative is a great way to hone your leadership skills while advocating for the issues facing you and your colleagues as well as contributing to the music graduate community. In addition, getting involved with MGSS is a great way to build personal connections between different areas and departments at the Schulich School of Music.

In addition to the position of Vice President, we are looking for representatives for the following areas: composition, music theory, sound recording, conducting, strings, winds, percussion, piano, organ/church music, and early music. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else for one of these positions, please send an e-mail to mgss.pgss@mail.mcgill.ca with the subject line “MGSS Nomination.” The names of the nominee(s), their program(s), and the position(s) they are being nominated for should be indicated in the body of the email. All nominees must be registered as graduate students or post-doctoral students at the Schulich School of Music for the current 2014–2015 academic year. Nominations are due by 10/31 at 5pm.

The election will take place via PGSS’s online voting system between 11/3 and 11/7. Results will be announced via e-mail and on the MGSS website on 11/10.

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of these positions, please see the MGSS constitution.