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Karaikudi R Mani
Indian percussionist Karaikudi R Mani shares the importance of rhythm

14 Oct 2011

As part of the Simplot International Masterclass Series, acclaimed Indian percussionist Karaikudi R Mani will take up his post as artist-in-residence at the School of Contemporary Music later this month.

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Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship winners

06 Oct 2011

Two former VCA students will pursue their theatrical interests with projects in Bogota, Columbia; and New York, thanks to a $25,000 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship.

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Production alumna doing sound design for Radio National

06 Oct 2011

VCA Production alumna, Angela Grant, has recently done the sound design and engineering for Poetica on ABC Radio National. You can stream Agony and Ecstasy: The Sense of Touch directly from the website.


VCA students on Southbank campus celebrate the 'water bottle free' campaign
Water bottle free campaign sweeps Southbank campus

06 Oct 2011

Our Southbank campus will stop selling bottled water from today making it the first Victorian university to reduce its environmental footprint in this way.

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Kate Daw develops public artwork for the Docklands

05 Oct 2011

School of Art lecturer, Dr Kate Daw, talks to The Age about her new public artwork for the Docklands, Civil Twilight End: It tolls for thee: marking time makes a peal to our civic nature.


Ms Eda Ritchie
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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