No pain, no gain? The abuse of power in Whiplash is unacceptable

14 Nov 2014

By Professor Katrina McFerran

Perhaps what Whiplash does achieve is open a conversation about the limited value of old-fashioned music education in contrast to more informed approaches that are currently being promoted through research-based pedagogy at universities in Australia.

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Schools to change their tune about music learning, expert says

13 Nov 2014

Building strong learning cultures and communities in schools through music is the focus of ‘Creating Music Cultures in Schools’, a book to be launched at the University Of Melbourne on Monday. 

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Tiriki Onus wins new Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship for possum skin cloak project

12 Nov 2014

Indigenous story telling drawing inspiration from the cultural significance of the possum skin cloak will be the focus of a year long project for Victorian multimedia and performing artist, Tiriki Onus, who was today awarded the inaugural Hutchinson Indigenous Fellowship (HIF) at the University of Melbourne.

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Albert H. Maggs Composition Award 2014

12 Nov 2014

Australian composer Tim Dargaville has been awarded the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award 2014.

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University of Melbourne researchers recognised in ARC awards

06 Nov 2014

Three projects at the VCA and MCM have been awarded $1.1 million in funding as part of the ARC awards.

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Alumna Kathryn Radcliffe wins 90th Herald Sun Aria Competition

29 Oct 2014

Soprano performs works by Donizetti and Verdi to win the prestigious award.

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Joshua Robson awarded the 2014 Rob Guest Endowment

14 Oct 2014

Music theatre alumnus receives $20,000 award for professional development.

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Melanie Plesch
MCM Lecturer recognised in national teaching award

18 Sep 2014

Lecturer in Musicology, Dr Melanie Plesch is one of four staff at The University of Melbourne to be recognised in the 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

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Composer Barry Conyngham
New symphony for ANZAC centenary

07 Sep 2014

Louise Bennet talks to one of Australia’s most celebrated composers who has just marked his 70th birthday with the debut of his latest composition, ANZAC, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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Associate Dean for Indigenous Development and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Development, Deborah Cheetham.
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust announces $1 million Indigenous art residency program

03 Sep 2014

A $1 million grant from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust has been announced to establish a far-reaching new Indigenous arts residency program in perpetuity at the University of Melbourne – the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency (HIR).

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World-renowned musicians convene in Melbourne for Mimir

01 Sep 2014

Celebrated string musicians from the LA Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Chicago Symphony and Cavani String Quartet will convene this week for a series of public performances and masterclasses.

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The Windsor Art Prize winner announced

30 Aug 2014

Yandell Walton (Master of Fine Arts, Visual Art) has been awarded the 2014 Windsor Art Prize at an event at the Hotel Windsor in Melbourne.

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