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What is Interactive Composition at the University of Melbourne?
It defies easy definition, but those who have had anything to do with Interactive Composition at The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music know its value. It’s a course for innovators, creators, collaborators and ground-breakers. When Interactive Composition graduates leave the University, they go into the world and make their mark.By Jacqui Picone
Tiriki Onus: five questions for the Acting Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, percentage-wise, has the highest number of Indigenous students of any faculty at any university in Victoria, and now there are plans to rename campus paths and walkways with local Indigenous place names. Acting Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, Tiriki Onus, tells us more. By Thuy On
Five questions for Dr Erin Helyard, Senior Lecturer (Historical Performance and Musicology), University of Melbourne
As part of our ongoing Staff Stories, Dr Erin Helyard discusses conducting, his favourite writers and the trait he most deplores in others.As told to Kelly Southworth.
Explainer: what is artistic research?
The role of artistic researchers is not to describe their work – it’s something else entirely.By Professor Barb Bolt, Faculty of Fine Arts and Music.
Meet Chloe Uhrmacher, Diploma in Music student, University of Melbourne
French horn player Chloe Uhrmacher is in the final year of a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne with a concurrent Diploma in Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. So, how can she combine those twin passions?As told to Kelly Southworth.
Sneak preview of the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre in the Melbourne Arts Precinct
Victoria’s Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley was welcomed to The Ian Potter Southbank Centre today, with a performance by Conservatorium brass students Hannah Rundell, Natalia Edwards and Kiran Samuel.
101 Sensations: on tour with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Asia
Between 23 September and 29 September 2018, the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performed in Singapore and Shanghai, the first time it had ever travelled overseas. This is the story of that tour.By Paul Dalgarno.
A tour of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct and the people who make it
The reimagining of Melbourne’s Southbank is a source of disruption, possibility and hope for the people and organisations of the Arts Precinct. By Susanna Ling
Tillman Jex: life as an Interactive Composition grad in Berlin
Berlin was always part of the plan for Tillman Jex – and he knows how to make it work for him.By Paul Dalgarno
Alice Humphries: turning the Tide with the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
More than 100 young musicians will embark on their first international tour when the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra travels to Singapore and Shanghai later this month. Among the works being performed is the world-premiere of Tide by composer and arranger Alice Humphries … although she won’t be there to see it.As told to Paul Dalgarno.
Judy Bailey OAM honoured with the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award
Prominent jazz pianist and teacher Judy Bailey has been awarded the 2018 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award.by Susanna Ling
Music Therapy: from Melbourne to Würzburg
The University of Melbourne’s Music Therapy team has a strong connection with the German city of Würzburg – and it’s only going to get stronger.By Paul Dalgarno
Meet Anneliese Gill, PhD candidate in Music Psychology and Performance Science
Third-year PhD candidate at the Melbourne Conservatorium Annaliese Gill would like to create a resource to help music students and their teachers develop complementary psychological performance skills.– As told to Mireille Stahle
Martyn Myer: ‘A world-class cultural capital needs a world-class arts training faculty’
Philanthropists come in all shapes and sizes, but for Martyn Myer there’s only one approach: roll up your sleeves and don’t take no for an answer. By Paul Dalgarno
Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns – with world-class mentoring
The 2018 Mimir Chamber Music Festival will be held at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in August and September. Founded by the Conservatorium’s Dr Curt Thompson, the Festival brings outstanding international chamber musicians to Australian audiences, and world-class mentoring to students across Victoria.By Kelly Southworth
Listen: How to turn musical “failure” into a rewarding career
Susan de Weger is not your typical classical musician. The self-confessed “failed musician” now helps young musicians connect with modern audiences and compete with digital disruption.
Two-minute interview: Stephen Goss, composer and guitarist
Ahead of his visit to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music next week, world-renowned and acclaimed composer Stephen Goss speaks to Ken Murray about his compositional process, his influences, and what it’s like to hear your music performed by an orchestra.
Meet Andrew Bucknall, Master of Music Therapy student
After working in hospitality, retail, and as an electrician, Andrew Bucknall finally heeded his calling to help others through music. Now a second-year Master of Music Therapy student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, he gives some insight into the course and into the growing world of music therapy.
William Tell-all: behind the scenes of the epic Victorian Opera production
Victorian Opera’s latest production is set to be bigger than Ben Hur. Ahead of opening night on 14 July, we caught up with former Melbourne Conservatorium of Music student and William Tell cast member Jeremy Kleeman to find out more.As told to Susanna Ling
Two-minute interview: Dr John Carpente, music therapist for children on the autism spectrum
Dr John Carpente is a world expert in music therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In advance of his 9 July seminar on Musical Play to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum to Express their Identity, he answers a few questions about his work.By Susanna Ling