For Immediate Release – August 2, 2019

THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2019 SOCAN FOUNDATION/GEORGE PROCTOR PRIZE

The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Marie-Pier Leduc is the recipient of the 2019 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for her presentation entitled “Musique apolitique? La critique musicale d'Émile Vuillermoz, de la première à la seconde guerre mondiale”.

The SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society. This award is for original research in any recognized branch of musical scholarship.

Marie-Pier Leduc is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the Université de Montréal in co-supervision with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (SSHRC Joseph-Armand-Bombardier CGS Fellowship). Her research focusses on music critic Émile Vuillermoz and the media-related challenges linked with French musical life during the Third Republic. She has published in the Revue de musicologie, the Revue musicale OICRM, and the Cahiers de la SQRM, and co-authored, with Marie-Hélène Benoit-Otis, an introductory guide to research in music (Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2018). In 2017, she was awarded First Prize in the SQRM’s paper competition Présences de la musique. She is also active in the field of scholarly publishing, and is a sessional instructor at the Université de Montréal where, in May 2019, she was the recipient of the Teaching Excellence Prize for doctoral- candidate and post-doctoral-fellow sessional instructors.

The committee also awarded an honorable mention to Hei-Yeung John Lai (University of British Columbia) for his paper entitled “Metrical Dissonance and Hypermeter in Schubert’s Sonata Forms”.

The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.

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