Musicians' Health Week, MUSA Elections, Music Bar?!

1) MUSA Elections!

2) Musician’s Health Awareness Week

3) New Website?!

4) Speed Mentoring

5) Employment Opportunity: Community Music!

6) McGill Clarinet Choir: calling musicians and composers!!

7) Did someone say Music Bar??


MUSA Elections: join the team!!

Are you looking for more ways to get involved with McGill and/or the Montreal community?

MUSA Elections are just around the corner, and we need go-getters like you to make 2017-2018 the best year yet!

Pick up a Nomination Form outside of the MUSA Office (E-106) and join our fabulous team next year! Nomination Forms are due by Friday, February 24th at 17h00, and Elections will be held during our first week back in March. Not sure what position to run for or what your duties would be?

Feel free to stop by our office and ask a MUSA representative or contact us through Facebook or email ( to ask us any questions you may have!


Musicians' Health Awareness Week is February 13th-19th!

The Musicians' Health Committee is thrilled to be presenting a series of events and activities to break down the stigma surrounding all aspects of musicians’ mental, physical and emotional health.

Here's the list of events, and for more details for each of them, visit the Facebook event:


~Tabling with the Schulich Musicians’ Health Committee~

12h30 - 14h30 | Strathcona or Wirth Music Building lobby

~Spin Bike Gardens~ All Day | 2nd Floor Atrium, E-wing Atrium overlooking Sherbrooke St W


~Musicians’ Yoga~

15h00 - 16h00 | Wirth Opera Studio | Allison Ulan

~Musicians’ Health Through a Performing Career - Panel Discussion~ 19h00 - 20h30 | A-833 Wirth Music Building


~Peer Support Centre Drop In~

13h00 - 15h00 | Library Seminar Room A-412

~Massage Spots with McGill Sports Medicine Clinic~

13h00 - 15h00 | 2nd Floor Atrium, E-wing Atrium overlooking Sherbrooke St W

~Self-Care for Musicians: Everything you can do in a tux or high heels~

14h30 - 16h00 | Wirth Opera Studio | Louise Campbell

~Alexander Technique Group Class~

16h30 - 18h30 | A-510 Wirth Music Building | Lawrence Smith


~Tabling with Martine Gagné~

13h30 - 14h30 | Strathcona Lobby

~Injury Prevention for Orchestral Instrumentalists~

15h30 - 16h30 for Winds

16h30 - 17h30 for Strings | Wirth Opera Studio |


~Speed Mentoring Event~ 16h30 - 19h00 | A-833 Wirth Music Building | CaPs/MUSA

~Mindfulness Through Music~ 18h30 - 20h30 | Wirth Opera Studio | Irene Feher


~Breaking the Silence: Injuries and Advocacy in the Performing World~

14h30 - 16h00 | A-832 Wirth Music Building | Pauline Beaud


~An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation for Musicians~ 14h00 - 15h30 | Clara Hall | Alex Freund

~Maintaining Wellness Workshop~

16h00 - 17h30 | Clara Hall | Wellness McGill

~Musicians’ Yoga~

17h30 - 19h00 | C-302 Strathcona Music Building | Allison Ulan


~Women in Music: Panel Discussion~

19h00 - 20h30 | A-833 Wirth Music Building


New MUSA Website?!

That’s right friends, we’ve officially launched our new website! Check out to see what’s new!


MUSA/CaPS Speed Mentoring Event

Wondering about career possibilities and options following your BMus? Inspiration awaits at the CaPs/MUSA Speed Mentoring Event!

Small groups of students will meet and talk with a diverse range of professionals who have used their musical training as a springboard to launch their careers!

Stay tuned to find out which amazing professionals will be attending! Make sure to keep updated with the Facebook event here:

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is strongly encouraged as space is limited!

Register at: Questions?

Contact either: Jan Bottomer, Music Career Counsellor: Lauren Toccalino, MUSA President,


Employment Opportunity: Playing music with families!

The Ismali Center is looking for a musician to come in Saturdays from 11h00-12h00. Ideally, a guitarist or pianist that can sing! You would be playing music for/with parents and their young children, mostly simple songs for the families to follow along to!

Sound good?

Well it gets even better: you have the chance to be paid up to 60$ the hour of music!

Where: Ismali Center- 2405 Duncan Street, Montreal.

For more information, contact Mariyam Hakimi or (514)573-8473


McGill Clarinet Choir

All interested musicians are invited to join the McGill Clarinet Choir! We rehearse on Thursdays @ 6:30-8:00pm in C-302.

Did you know? The Clarinet Choir is open to anyone who has played the clarinet (or who would like to gain more experience -- lookin' at you, saxophonists!)

Playing in a Clarinet Choir can dramatically improve your tone, intonation, technique, articulation… You can gain valuable experience on all clarinet (including Eb, bass and contrabass clarinets).

You’ll develop greater sight-reading skills. We perform fantastic arrangements of standard classical repertoire as well as original works and new commissions.

You’ll make new friends and perform alongside undergraduate and graduate students. We'll have some performances and recording sessions this semester!

There is no cost to participants!

Are you interested in joining the choir?

Are you a composer who would like to collaborate with the Clarinet Choir?

Do you want the Clarinet Choir to perform at your event?

Do you have any questions? Please contact me!


Did someone say Music Bar?!

You heard right! MUSA is currently recruiting volunteers to staff our Music bar which is set to open very soon. More details will be coming your way very soon so stay tuned!! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our VP Events, Justin Purcell, at for more information!