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MCM alumna named Assistant Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

17 Mar 2017

After an extensive selection and audition process, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra today announced MCM alumna Tianyi Lu as its new Assistant Conductor. Read more via the MSO website.

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Watch: MCM students travel to Hong Kong for Academy Cello Week

15 Mar 2017

The MCM brought 13 cello students and 2 piano students to Hong Kong for 'Academy Cello Week', from 20-24 February 2017 under the sponsorship of the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant, awarded by the Australian Government.

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Lauren Sibree: More than just a musician

16 Feb 2017

Current student Lauren Sibree's Bachelor of Music degree has taught her a lot more than just how to be a singer. Find out more about her journey of self-discovery at the MCM via Rehearsal Magazine

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Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

30 Nov 2016

There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond. Read more via Pursuit.

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Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it

28 Sep 2016

Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs. Read more via Pursuit

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The Keys to a Baroque Emotional Treasure Chest

23 Sep 2016

Frederic Kiernan, PhD candidate and researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, explores Parisian composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier's baroque opera La descente d’Orphée aux enfers ahead of it's very first Australian performance. Read more via the the Histories of Emotion blog.

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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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Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

25 Aug 2016

Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education via Pursuit.

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Womin Jeka: a choir with the desire to inspire

30 Jun 2016

Sopranos Deborah Cheetham AO and Shauntai Batzke are leading a unique choral performance at the University of Melbourne of a song in the Woi Wurrung language. Read more via Pursuit.

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The purple reign is over: long live Prince’s legacy

22 Apr 2016

Prince was an icon of R&B, funk and jazz who went against tide as we know it, creating a new context for pop music. Associate Professor Mark Pollard pays his respects via Pursuit.

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VCA & MCM alumni big winners in 33rd Green Room Awards

22 Mar 2016

Alumni of the Faculty of VCA & MCM were among the big winners in the 33rd annual Green Room Awards on Monday night, which recognised outstanding work in Melbourne’s performing arts.

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Resident string quartet established at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

29 Feb 2016

The Ormond String Quartet will feature performance staff from the Melbourne Conservatorium, with the goal of presenting chamber music performances at the highest international standard. 

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