2015 Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships awarded

10 Aug 2015

Four VCA artists are set to travel the globe after being awarded the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships for 2015. Read more.

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster in Melbourne for Mimir

05 Aug 2015

As part of the 2015 Mimir Chamber Music Festival at the University of Melbourne, the newly appointed Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Frank Huang, will be at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) for a week of public performances and masterclasses. Read more.

War dance flash mob in support of Adam Goodes

04 Aug 2015

Staff and students from the VCA & MCM came together in Federation Square on Tuesday 4 August at 2.10pm for a flash mob, in solidarity with Adam Goodes.  Richard Frankland, Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, led a war cry to call for an end to racism in Australia. The event received widespread media coverage from The GuardianThe Age, SBSABC and broadly across social media channels such as Twitter.

Hitting the right note: Melbourne Conservatorium launches new music curriculum

28 Jul 2015

From 2016, students enrolled in the new Bachelor of Music programme at the University of Melbourne will have the choice to specialise in any discipline, including: Music Performance, Composition, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Jazz and Improvisation, or Interactive Composition. Read more >>

Donna Hensler awarded Cornelius Regan Trust grant

20 Jul 2015

Congratulations to Donna Hensler, Screen Production Coordinator in Film and Television, who has been awarded a $5,000 professional development Cornelius Regan Trust grant. Donna will be using the funds to visit leading University archives and Film Centres to contribute to the research and development of VCA Film and Television’s digital archive project which will digitize, preserve and provide open access to its films, dating back to 1967. 

Barb Bolt awarded Office for Teaching and Learning Grant

15 Jul 2015

Associate Professor Barb Bolt has been awarded a $215,000 Office for Teaching and Learning Grant for her project “Developing new approaches to ethics and research integrity training through challenges posed by creative practice research”.  A/Prof Bolt will lead the project team from the University of Melbourne, working with researchers from Deakin University, RMIT University, The University of New South Wales, University of Wollongong and Federation University Australia.

VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

15 Jul 2015

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

Katrina McFerran awarded ARC Linkage Grant

14 Jul 2015

Music therapist  Professor Kat McFerran is leading a team who have been awarded a $414,459 ARC Linkage Grant for their project “Building Resilient School Communities through Tailored Arts Programs”. Together with Professor Gary McPherson and Professor John Hattie (Melbourne Graduate School of Education), Prof McFerran will work with partner organisations including the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, The Song Room and eight targeted primary schools.

Winner of the Australian New Works Award: Michael Bakrncev

16 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Master of Music (Composition) student Michael Bakrncev who’s the winner of the Australian New Works Award for the Chamber Music Australia international competition, happening in Melbourne next month.  His work "Piano Trio No. 2 Janino" will be performed as part of the competition rounds.

Alumni recognised on Queen's Birthday Honours list

15 Jun 2015

Soprano Cheryl Barker and baritone Peter Coleman-Wright, both alumni and holding Honorary Doctorates from the VCA & MCM, were recognised by the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours list for distinguished service to the performing arts as a mentor and role model, and through fundraising support for educational opportunities for the next generation of opera singers.


8th Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival & Directors Conference

12 Jun 2015

Two of our theatre lecturers, Rinske Ginsberg and Tony Smith, were in Singapore this week with our 2nd year theatre students for the 8th Asia Pacific Bureau Theatre Schools Festival & Directors Conference at LASALLE College of the Arts.  They spent a week exchanging training methodologies with other schools and participating in workshops and other conference activities. You can see a photo album of our students performing here.

VCA & MCM June e-newsletter

05 Jun 2015

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

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