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Passion, Lament, Glory … a new take on an old story

28 Mar 2017

Artistic director and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Professor Jane Davidson is gearing up for a powerful Baroque music enactment of the Passion of Christ, at Melbourne’s iconic St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

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Behind the scenes with Melbourne Guitar Festival director and alumnus Michael McManus

26 Sep 2016

At this year’s Melbourne International Guitar Festival, local classical guitarists will come face to face with some of the world’s best classical players. As a director and founder of the MGF, alumnus Michael MacManus understands the importance of reaching out to classical players. Read more via Beat Magazine.

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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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Opera: The Art of Emotions

19 Sep 2016

Professor Jane Davidson, Associate Dean and deputy director of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, talks opera and emotions ahead of the Opera: The Art of Emotions conference. Read more via Classic Melbourne.

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Come behind the scenes of Short Black Opera

31 Aug 2016

Deborah Cheetham, proud Yorta Yorta woman and one of Australia's leading sopranos, reflects on the journey her opera Pecan Summer took to the Sydney Opera House. Read more via Pursuit.

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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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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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Dingoes, matrophobia and missing PMs: VCA students present FRISK at Melbourne Fringe Festival

24 Aug 2016

Seven new works by University of Melbourne Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) students will feature as part of FRISK – a festival of new performance – at this year’s Melbourne Fringe, from September 22-25. Read the media release.

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Disaster relief, a dish best served bold

07 Jul 2016

Artists Dawn Weleski and Jen Rae are taking discussions about food and climate change to a new level for a disaster-relief scenario in North Melbourne Town Hall. Read more va Pursuit.

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Alumni artists and performers front and centre at 2016 Next Wave Festival

07 May 2016

As this year's instalment of the annual arts festival kicks off, we take a look at some of the Faculty of VCA & MCM alumni involved in Australia's platform for a new generation of artists taking creative risks. 

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Stephanie Lake: how to choreograph a CRUSH

29 Apr 2016

Stephanie Lake, award-winning choreographer and dancer, discusses her latest work, CRUSH,  performed by students at the University of Melbourne. Read more via Pursuit.

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Transforming music performance

18 Feb 2016

Researchers led by Professor Gary McPherson, Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and Ormond Chair, believe a new study will refute the popular notion that hours of deliberate practice is the key to attain elite musical prowess. Read more via Pursuit.

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