Melbourne Prize for Music 2013

30 May 2013

ENTRIES NOW OPEN - visit to obtain the entry form. Entries close 16 July 2013.

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Photographer David Simmonds
Windsor Hotel a Canvas for Artists

23 May 2013

In an collaborative exhibition from July 26 to 5 September, graduate student artists from the VCA will transform the 130 year old Windsor  into an installation art space, creatively using the hotel’s multitude of quirky spaces, including ceilings, lift wells, fireplaces, guest corridors, lights, windows and historic staircases.

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Melbourne launches biggest campaign of its kind in city’s history

22 May 2013

The University of Melbourne has launched the largest philanthropic Campaign in its 160-year history, seeking to raise $500 million by 2017. $10 million from The Ian Potter Foundation, Martyn and Louise Myer, and The Myer Foundation will go towards the exciting development of the Southbank Campus – using the leverage that philanthropy can provide to encourage government to work in partnership. Read full media release.

Spaceship &lsquot;˜Kari-nui’

20 May 2013

Tomorrow the team at West Space will bring an international art project by Japanese artist Risa Sato to the Victorian College of the Arts.

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May e-newsletter 2013

16 May 2013

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

Perfect harmony: Is singing ability in twins inherited?

09 May 2013

A world-first study will investigate if singing ability is inherited in twins.
Led by the University of Melbourne with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Twin Registry, the study will explore if it is nature or nurture that most influences whether we can sing a pitch-perfect tune.

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Timbre and Transcendence: Improvisation in Music

08 May 2013

Dr Robert Vincs explores the transcendental possibilities of improvisational music on Upclose. Listen to the podcast here.

Arts educators call for national funding rethink

07 May 2013

A newly formed alliance of Australia's senior arts educators is calling on both sides of federal politics to urgently support increased funding to the tertiary arts sector.

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Dr Kouvaras publishes new book 'Loading the Silence'

03 May 2013

Dr Linda Kouvaras (Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the MCM) has just published Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age through Ashgate. The book is the major outcome of an ARC Discovery Grant. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, the book explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments.

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Lyrebird Press latest book 'Italy in Australia’s Musical Landscape'

02 May 2013

Lyrebird Press, at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, celebrates the past and future of Italy’s long presence in Australia’s musical landscape in this new book, volume 12 in the monograph series, Australasian Music Research.

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New social art forum InsideOut

24 Apr 2013

3MBS is excited to announce InsideOut – a new conversation initiative from the broadcaster, the Vision Australia Radio Network and the Community Radio Network in partnership with the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM), at the University of Melbourne.

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Rathjen short Tau Seru selected for Cannes

23 Apr 2013

The Australian short film Tau Seru, written, directed and produced by VCA graduate Rodd Rathjen (BFTV 2008; Honours 2010), has been selected in Competition at the 52nd Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week) in Cannes, which will run 16–24 May 2013.

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