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Exceptional precision: Freedman Jazz Award winner Aaron Choulai. Photo: Karen Steains.
Aaron Choulai wins the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship

21 Aug 2014

Alumnus Aaron Choulai (VCA, Bachelor of Music, 2003) has been awarded the 2014 Freedman Jazz Fellowship.

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Choreographer Stephanie Lake
Alumna Stephanie Lake wins at the 2014 Helpmann Awards

19 Aug 2014

Choreographer Stephanie Lake (Bachelor of Dance, 1999) has won a Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work for the work A Small Prometheus.

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Tjanpi Desert Weaver Roma Butler with student
Indigenous weavers give insight into contemporary Australian art

12 Aug 2014

For the first time in Victoria, the renowned Tjanpi Desert Weavers will be holding a series of three masterclasses for Fine Arts students at the University of Melbourne.

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VCA Alumnus wins Best Australian Short at MIFF

12 Aug 2014

Director Eddy Bell (Bachelor of Film and Television, 2013) and Associate producer Khoby Rowe won Best Australian Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival, with Eddy's graduating short film Grey Bull.  

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Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe dies aged 85

11 Aug 2014

Acclaimed Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe AO MBE (BMus - 1951, Dmus - 1989) died at age 85 last Friday 8 August at the Wolper Jewish Hospital in Woollahra, after a long battle with illness.

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Professor Gary McPherson's study into children’s musical identity

07 Aug 2014

Professor Gary McPherson's study published in the journal Psychology of Music.

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Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalists announced

06 Aug 2014

The finalists for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship have been announced with three VCA Alumni nominated.

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VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

25 Jul 2014

Read the July edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter


Public to Marvel as VCA artists transform historic Windsor Hotel

23 Jul 2014

Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will transform Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel into a public gallery while vying for The Windsor Art Award, a $10 000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent. 

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Skywhale creator wins national art prize

17 Jul 2014

VCA alumna Patricia Piccinini was recognised by the Melbourne Art Foundation, receiving the Artist Prize in its National Awards for the Visual Arts.

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Emma Muir-Smith (left) as Hansel and Cristina Russo (right) as Gretel. Photo: Hilary Walker.
Opera students put on a performance for all children

14 Jul 2014

Melbourne opera students have helped introduce young audiences with special needs to the world of opera.

By Stuart Winthrop.

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Chaos hits the stage at VCA with next big musical hit

14 Jul 2014

The Victorian College of the Arts will this Friday launch a new music theatre project A Little Touch of Chaos.

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