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Ms Eda Ritchie AM to Chair newly formed VCA Foundation

20 Sep 2011

Long-time community service leader in education, government and the arts, Ms Eda Ritchie AM, has been appointed to Chair the newly formed VCA Foundation...

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September e-newsletter

15 Sep 2011

Read the September edition of the VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium e-newsletter.


Baroque Triple Bill (left to right, Paul Biencourt, Anthony Mackey, Steven Gallop). Image courtesy of Victorian Opera. Photography by Jeff Busby.
New national graduate opera program to train world-class performers

14 Sep 2011

A new national graduate opera program to train performers for the world stage will commence next year as the result of collaboration between the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Victorian Opera.

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'The Dollhouse', photography: Daisy Noyes
New adaptation of &lsquot;˜The Dollhouse’ by Daniel Schlusser

13 Sep 2011

Director Daniel Schlusser is staging a new adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play The Dollhouse at fortyfivedownstairs, featuring VCA acting alumni. This “contemporary domestic horror” had its genesis in a 2007 production at the VCA....

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'West Side Story', 2011, photo: Jeff Busby
Music Theatre students graduate with West Side Story Performance

08 Sep 2011

The production of the timeless Bernstein and Sondheim collaboration marks the culmination of the students’ three years of Music Theatre studies. It also celebrates the future of Music Theatre studies at the VCA...

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Alumni create new production of 'Pains of Youth'

06 Sep 2011

Kristina Brew and Ben Pfeiffer talk to to Robin Usher from The Age about their forthcoming production, Pains of Youth, opening at the Malthouse on Friday: Acclaim for brutal coming-of-age.


One of the Alma Mater 'pods'
Lecturer's work with new technology celebrated at Edinburgh Fringe

02 Sep 2011

Robert Walton's current work with Fish & Game, Alma Mater, has received widespread critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe...

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Deborah Cheetham
Indigenous Opera star appointed head of Wilin Centre

02 Sep 2011

Internationally acclaimed Australian Indigenous soprano, Deborah Cheetham, has been appointed Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts at the Faculty of the VCA and Music.

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VCA students and alumni nominated for AACTA awards

01 Sep 2011

Justin Olstein’s 2010 VCA short film Adam's Tallit has been nominated for the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Short Fiction Film...

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Master of Sound Design student Luke Haralampou talks about slam poetry competitions

31 Aug 2011

Read Kathy Evans' article "Get your metre running ..."  in The Age.


Asia's leading playwrights en route to the VCA

15 Aug 2011

The Arts Centre is working with Za-koenji Public Theatre, Tokyo and the VCA to present a variety of free public readings on 18 and 19 August as part of the Kenneth Myer Asian Theatre Series...

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August e-newsletter

12 Aug 2011

Read the August edition of the VCA and Music e-newsletter.