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Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

06 Dec 2016

As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence. Read more via Pursuit.

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2016 Albert H Maggs Composition Award winner announced

07 Nov 2016

Composer Peter Knight has been awarded the 2016 Albert H Maggs Composition Award for his work Diomira.

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Dr Julian Yu receives 2015 Albert H Maggs Composition Award

25 Feb 2016

The 2015 Albert H Maggs Composition Award has been awarded to multi-award-winning composer and Honorary Fellow Dr Julian Yu for his symphonic suite For our Natural World

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Interactive Composition student Jade Alice wins Melbourne Music Bank

26 Oct 2015

Congratulations to first year Interactive Composition student Jade Alice who was crowned the 2015 winner of the Melbourne Music Bank with her pop song Kick Drum. Find out more.


Australian New Colombo Plan students studying in the Cook Islands

16 Oct 2015

As part of the inaugural New Colombo Plan programme, 20 interactive composition students from the VCA arrived in the Cook Islands last week and have been undertaking a musical composition project inspired by the sounds of the islands. 

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Music student with Ros McMillan and Martin Foley MP.
State-of-the-art Brian Brown Recording Studio launched at the VCA and MCM

27 Mar 2015

Today, the new ‘Brian Brown Recording Studio’ was launched by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus – home to the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA and MCM). Read the full media release.


Arts Education funding is about getting partnerships right

27 Nov 2014

By Professor Su Baker, Director of the Victorian College of the Arts

The recent passing of Gough Whitlam provided many with an opportunity to reflect nostalgically on the education funding changes his Government initiated in 1973. 

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Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar 2015 awarded to alumna

26 Nov 2014

Alumna Alies Sluiter (Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance, 2003) has been made the Australian Cutlural John Monash Scholar 2015.

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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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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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Composer Barry Conyngham
Australian composer Barry Conyngham premieres new work

28 Aug 2014

Australian composer and Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Barry Conyngham, will premiere his new composition ANZAC in Melbourne this weekend.

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VCA & MCM July e-newsletter

25 Jul 2014

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