McGill to Pay Honour John Grew with Fund

Date January 18, 2016 Author Alexia Jensen Categories News

In honour of the many lasting contributions Professor John Grew has made to McGill University, a fund has recently been established by his friends and colleagues.

This fund will provide financial support for organ and harpsichord students at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.


To Participate in the John Grew Fund

•    Online on the secure McGill Seeds of Change website
•    By phone: 1.514.398.8153;
•    By mail:
University Advancement, Schulich School of Music
555 Sherbrooke St West
Montreal, Quebec   H3A 1E3

Who is John Grew?

John Grew is the Artistic Director of the Canadian International Organ Competition. Hearrived at McGill University in Montreal in 1971, he has been a beloved member of the community. He is a leading figure among Canadian organists, and is currently Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. During his time at McGill, Grew helped transform the Early Music program into the largest of its kind in Canada, trained many of Canada’s leading organists and harpsichordists, and served as Dean from 1991 to 1996. He is also Founder and Artistic Director of both the McGill Summer Organ Academy as well as the Canadian International Organ Competition.

In 2005, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill University in recognition of his outstanding achievements and the Royal Canadian College of Organists made him an Honourary Fellow in 2011. On February 12, 2016, he received the Order of Canada at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.