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Lisa Illean, photo Varun Saran, MOA 2011
Resonating Spaces: Sounding out MOA

13 Nov 2011

Composition students travelled  to Vancouver in October  to create site-specific sound works at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia.

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PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission

11 Nov 2011

Tamara Murphy (BMusPerf, 1998; MMusPerf, 2009) is the winner of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission, a brand new initiative promoting innovation and excellence in jazz composition.

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VCA alumna wins &lsquot;˜The Glorias’

11 Nov 2011

Theatre director Naomi Edwards (Postgraduate Diploma Dramatic Art (Direction), 2003) is the 2011 recipient of The Glorias, a fellowship intended for overseas travel and study, presented by the Gloria Payten and Gloria Dawn Foundations.


VCA dance students celebrate with leading choreographers

03 Nov 2011

Graduating dance students at the Victorian College of the Arts who have been studying under four leading Australian guest choreographers this semester will present their season works from the 12 to 17 November in Southbank.          

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Barbara Zavros wins 2011 Herald Sun Aria

25 Oct 2011

Alumna Barbara Zavros won the Herald Sun Aria final at the Melbourne Recital Centre last night; fellow alumni Stacey Alleaume and Hannah Dahlenburg won the runner-up scholarship and encouragement award respectively. Simon Plant reports from The Herald Sun.


Generous new Creative Scholarships available at VCA and Melbourne Conservatorium

21 Oct 2011

A whole range of new creative scholarships will be available for outstanding and/or disadvantaged students, from next year, thanks to $3 million dollars of funding support from the Victorian Government.

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October e-newsletter

21 Oct 2011

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


Heavy metal music has negative impacts on youth at risk

20 Oct 2011

Young people at risk of depression are more likely to listen habitually and repetitively to heavy metal music researcher Dr Katrina McFerran has found.

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Dr Sophie Arkoudis and Professor Ian Lang
Award for Best Practice/Innovation in International Education

20 Oct 2011

Dr Sophie Arkoudis (Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Higher Education) and Professor Ian Lang (VCA, International Digital Media) have accepted an award for Best Innovation/Practice in International Education from the International Education Association of Australia for their collaborative research project 'Finding Common Ground'.


Contemporary Plays Season to challenge and delight audiences

19 Oct 2011

The Contemporary Plays Season presented by the VCA School of Performing Arts features two works: A Mouthful of Birds and St Kilda Tales.  

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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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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa with masterclass students from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. (From left to right) Anna Voshege, Cristina Russo, Siobhan Stagg, Carlos Barcenas, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Christine Heald and Mathew Tng. Photographer: Sav Schulman.
From masterclass to stage with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

12 Oct 2011

A masterclass with superstar Dame Kiri Te Kanawa was an experience of a lifetime for six opera students and for Carlos Barcenas it might also have changed the course of his career.

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