Interactive Composition

Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium encourages initiative, entrepreneurship and creative skills in a contemporary music context.

Wally Gunn received a Bachelor of Music Performance (Composition) with Honours degree in 2006.

Study Interactive Composition at the Conservatorium

We focus on commercially driven cross-art modes of composition which may include writing music for events, film, television, animation, theatre, music theatre, dance, pop song, advertising, video gaming, online, installation art and sound design.

Our composers create new artistic work in group environments and embrace the theoretical and practical study of the harmonic, melodic, rhythmic and formal structures and process of contemporary music.

What is Interactive Composition

Interactive Composition courses

I always saw music as a hobby, then one day I thought: if this is the thing I want to do forever, why not learn everything I can about it in a structured environment, with like-minded people, being taught by professionals and have access to amazing equipment and gear (that I can’t afford)?

Jessie Warren
Bachelor of Music, specialisation in Interactive Composition
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Conservatorium Events

Steinway D Launch Series: Jerry Wong

Wednesday 21 Aug 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
George Rochberg Four Short Sonatas Franz Liszt Chapelle de Guillaume Tell Franz Liszt Les cloches de Genève Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Op. 111 The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music introduces and showcases both it's stunning new pian...


Thursday 22 Aug 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
Jazz sessions and art transmissions curated by students from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program. Featuring special guest performers each week: some old, some borrowed, some outright stolen, and some kind of blue. This program is generously supported by the Lionel Gell Foundation.

Sir John Barbirolli in Australia

Friday 23 Aug 2019 at 1:00pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Professor Raymond Holden AM, Professor of Public Engagement at the Royal Academy of Music, London, presents a lecture focusing on Sir John Barbirolli’s two visits to Australia.
  • Mongrel 2019

    Performance, Event
    May 16 2019
    Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students collaborate to develop original works that are quick, hilarious, provocative and thoughtful. In our intimate cabaret setting...
  • Mongrel 2018

    Season, Performance
    May 1 2018
    The Oxford dictionary defines 'mongrel' as being 'of no definable breed or type'. See what happens when graduating Music Theatre and Interactive Composition students bring tog...
  • IC: Love Remixed

    May 1 2017
    Do you want to know what love is? Faculty of the VCA & MCM Staff and students collaborate to create an immersive experience of music, sound and vision ­led by the Inte...

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25 Jul 2019 | PRECINCT

Meet Ng Sze Min, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) graduate from the Melbourne Conservator...

After completing a three-year diploma in music composition at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Ng Sze Min moved to Melbourne to study Interactive Composition. …

08 Apr 2019 | PRECINCT

Five questions for Dr Anthony Lyons, Interactive Composition lecturer, University of Melbourne

Composer, performer and academic Dr Anthony Lyons has created an incredibly diverse range of music in his career, from orchestral works to EDM to multimedia installations. …

20 Mar 2019 | PRECINCT

Chiptunes and coffee spoons: meet Kenny McAlpine, lecturer in Interactive Composition

Professor Kenny McAlpine is the New Melbourne Enterprise Fellow in Interactive Composition at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. He talks to us about the creativity born …