August e-newsletter 2012

08 Aug 2012

Read the August issue of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.

Jon Campbell's 'Dream Team' wins Basil Sellers Art Prize

03 Aug 2012

Congratulations to VCA lecturer Jon Campbell, winner of the prestigious $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize  for his work, “Dream team”, depicting the nicknames of famous AFL players, past and present. The Age reports.

1st and 2nd prize awarded to MCM students at the 2012 Mietta Song Competition

27 Jul 2012

Established by the late Melbourne restaurateur and arts patron Mietta O'Donnell, the Mietta Song Competition is dedicated to excellence in "Art Song", the partnership of voice and piano.

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Calling Music Theatre Professionals

26 Jul 2012

What's the next stage in your career? What do you need to get there? VCA Music Theatre is interested to hear from Music Theatre professionals (performers and other creatives) who might be interested in further training or study to diversify or enhance your current skills with us.

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Hammerstein to headline Melbourne Music Theatre Symposium

25 Jul 2012

Internationally renowned music theatre expert, Oscar Hammerstein III, will headline a major Music Theatre Symposium at the Victorian College of the Arts, on 13 August.  Mr Hammerstein — the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame — is a distinguished author and Adjunct Professor at New York's Columbia University.

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Stars of Music Theatre to conduct VCA Masterclasses

17 Jul 2012

Some of the biggest names in local and international music theatre will impart their knowledge and skills to Victorian College of the Arts students through a series of master-classes as part of the new National Music Theatre Cabaret Program.

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VCA Anniversary Blog 2012: 40 Years of VCA

09 Jul 2012

To mark the VCA’s 40th anniversary, we've created a blog to piece together the true story of  its students, alumni and supporters. To take part in history, please contact us today at: or on Twitter: @VCA40th. See the blog contributions so far, and share your own, at:

Wilin Winter Intensive with Dhungala children's choir

09 Jul 2012

Gareth Boreham reports for SBS World News Australia.

Future Indigenous singing stars undergo Wilin winter workout

04 Jul 2012

A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.

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MTC announces new Artistic appointments

02 Jul 2012

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy announced VCA alum Sam Strong (LLB Hons 2001, GDipDramArt(Direction) 2004) as Associate Artistic Director, focusing on developing artistic opportunities and directing main stage productions; and current research masters student Leticia Cáceres as Associate Director, directing for the main stage and developing initiatives for MTC’s education programs. Read more on Inside MTC.

VCA dance troop set to star in Singapore

21 Jun 2012

Six dance students from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are preparing to strut their stuff on the world stage, at a prestigious youth festival in Singapore.

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Peter Neville talks to ArtsHub

15 Jun 2012

Peter Neville, percussionist and senior lecturer at the MCM, talks to ArtsHub about the New Music Studio and his career.