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Passion, Lament, Glory … a new take on an old story

28 Mar 2017

Artistic director and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Professor Jane Davidson is gearing up for a powerful Baroque music enactment of the Passion of Christ, at Melbourne’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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National number-one ranking in Performing Arts for the University of Melbourne

23 Mar 2017

The University of Melbourne has been ranked as number one in Australia for Performing Arts in the recently-released QS World University Rankings.

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MCM alumna named Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

17 Mar 2017

After an extensive selection and audition process, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra today announced MCM alumna Tianyi Lu as its new Assistant Conductor. Read more via the MSO website.

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Watch: MCM students travel to Hong Kong for Academy Cello Week

15 Mar 2017

The MCM brought 13 cello students and 2 piano students to Hong Kong for 'Academy Cello Week', from 20-24 February 2017 under the sponsorship of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant, awarded by the Australian Government.

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Dr Katrina McFerran: Breakup songs can make moving on more difficult

23 Jan 2017

Breaking up is hard to do, but some music can make it even harder according to Head of Music Therapy Dr Katrina McFerran. Read more via The Huffington Post.

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Melbourne celebrates 14M philanthropic partnership

13 Dec 2016

In recognition of the remarkable generosity of The Ian Potter Foundation, the University of Melbourne today announced it will name the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music building, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre. 

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Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

06 Dec 2016

As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence. Read more via Pursuit.

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Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

30 Nov 2016

There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond. Read more via Pursuit.

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Spinal patients sing to breathe easy in virtual world

11 Nov 2016

Music therapy researchers from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music are using virtual reality to allow quadriplegics to sing together to boost their breathing and connectedness. Find out more via Pursuit.

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Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it

28 Sep 2016

Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs. Read more via Pursuit

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