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October e-newsletter 2013

24 Oct 2013

Read the October edition of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.


From Masque to Opera

23 Oct 2013

Master Teacher Will Wroth, from the Netherlands, has directed a performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, From Masque to Opera. Read full story in MUSSE.


New gem to be added to world’s Music Theatre catalogue

18 Oct 2013

Music theatre work A Little Touch of Chaos by award-winning team of writer, actor and singer James Millar and composer Peter Rutherford has won the Victorian College of the Arts’ New Work Music Theatre Project to develop the musical further.

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Mumbai acting workshops

17 Oct 2013

SDDS Education Group, in conjunction with the VCA, will be conducting its next round of acting workshops in Mumbai from 25 November to 9 December. Find out more.


Jugmaker/author Najaf Mazari tries to teach Steve Thomas some rug repairing skills, watched by Najaf’s wife Hakima.
Freedom Stories: a multi-platform documentary in progress

14 Oct 2013

Award-winning documentary maker Steve Thomas is filming an independent feature about the many and varied contributions that former asylum-seekers are making to Australian society. Read full article in the Voice.


How music therapy can help people recover from trauma

13 Oct 2013

Dr Jeanette Tamplin talks to The Weekend Australian Magazine about how music therapy can help to people recover from tragedy and trauma.


Best Emerging Writer: Emily Collyer

07 Oct 2013

Congratulations to VCA graduate Emily Collyer (M. Writing for Performance, 2013) for winning Best Emerging Writer (supported by Writers’ Victoria, in association with the Melbourne Theatre Company) at the 2013 Melbourne Fringe for her play "The Good Girl".


Indigenous Dance Culture

07 Oct 2013

Indigenous dance culture and identity is explored in the latest Visions episode which follows young Indigenous dancers from across Australia who have descended on Melbourne for the fifth Wilin Spring Intensive.


Tim Winton’s THE TURNING

04 Oct 2013

Tim Winton’s THE TURNING was created by Robert Connolly and produced by VCA alumna Maggie Miles (PGDFTV (Producing) 2007). Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines have each created a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel, including VCA alumni Anthony Lucas (GDFTV 1988), Rhys Graham (GDFTV 1998), Tony Ayres, Simon Stone (BDram 2005), Jonathan Auf Der Heide (BFTV 2007) and Justin Kurzel (GDFTV 2004). Watch the trailer.


Hamish Macdonald, 'Midnight', 186cm x 125cm, 2013
The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship for talented VCA graduates

04 Oct 2013

Five Victorian College of the Arts graduates have been awarded The Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships for theatre, music and visual art worth $70,000 at an award ceremony held on Thursday 3 October.

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The late John Hopkins
Vale John Hopkins

02 Oct 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our esteemed friend and colleague Professor John Hopkins OBE AM DMus (Hon). Prof Hopkins had a distinguished career spanning 60 years including orchestral, administrative and academic positions in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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Maestro Zubin Mehta
Maestro Mehta to receive Honorary Doctorate at Government House

27 Sep 2013

Globally renowned musical conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne in a ceremony with his Excellency the Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov.  

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