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Sugar Mountain hits its sweet spot at the Victorian College of the Arts

23 Jan 2017

Relive the highlights and excitement of Sugar Mountain Festival 2017 at our Southbank Campus via The Age.

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Kutcha Edwards awarded the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Music Distinguished Musicians Fellowship

10 Nov 2016

Indigenous Australian singer and songwriter Kutcha Edwards has been awarded the Faculty of VCA & MCM’s inaugural Distinguished Musicians Fellowship Award at the 2016 Melbourne Prize for Music

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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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The VCA & MCM presents Outliers Volume 1: GL

03 Oct 2016

We throw open our doors to host Outliers, a series of periodic events showcasing the broad range of talent coming out of Melbourne’s leading arts and performance college.

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Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’

20 Sep 2016

Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session alumna pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival. Read the article via Pursuit.

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Melbourne's 'Doctor Who' synthesiser EMS Synthi 100 given engineering heritage award

08 Sep 2016

The sounds it makes are straight out of science fiction, but a rare synthesiser housed at Melbourne University has been recognised as an historic piece of engineering heritage. Read more via ABC News.

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All we are saying is give beats a chance

29 Aug 2016

World-renowned drummer David Jones discusses meditation and music in the run-up to his Peace Lounge series of concerts at the Victorian College of the Arts. Read the interview via Pursuit.

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Music hits a high note among school leavers

18 Jan 2016

Forget law, medicine or arts … The Age has reported on the rise in popularity of our Bachelor of Music course - there has been an 80% increase of students who put it down as first preference, making it the 23rd most popular course in Victoria. 

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VCA & MCM December e-newsletter

02 Dec 2015

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

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VCA & MCM November e-newsletter

05 Nov 2015

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

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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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