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Hammerstein to headline Melbourne Music Theatre Symposium

25 July 2012

Internationally renowned music theatre expert, Oscar Hammerstein III, will headline a major Music Theatre Symposium at the Victorian College of the Arts, on 13 August.  Mr Hammerstein — the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame — is a distinguished author and Adjunct Professor at New York's Columbia University.

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Stars of Music Theatre to conduct VCA Masterclasses

17 July 2012

Some of the biggest names in local and international music theatre will impart their knowledge and skills to Victorian College of the Arts students through a series of master-classes as part of the new National Music Theatre Cabaret Program.

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VCA Anniversary Blog 2012: 40 Years of VCA

9 July 2012

To mark the VCA’s 40th anniversary, we've created a blog to piece together the true story of  its students, alumni and supporters. To take part in history, please contact us today at: vca-blog@unimelb.edu.au or on Twitter: @VCA40th. See the blog contributions so far, and share your own, at: http://blog.vca.unimelb.edu.au.


Wilin Winter Intensive with Dhungala children's choir

9 July 2012

Gareth Boreham reports for SBS World News Australia.


Future Indigenous singing stars undergo Wilin winter workout

4 July 2012

A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.

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MTC announces new Artistic appointments

2 July 2012

Melbourne Theatre Company Artistic Director Brett Sheehy announced VCA alum Sam Strong (LLB Hons 2001, GDipDramArt(Direction) 2004) as Associate Artistic Director, focusing on developing artistic opportunities and directing main stage productions; and current research masters student Leticia Cáceres as Associate Director, directing for the main stage and developing initiatives for MTC’s education programs. Read more on Inside MTC.


VCA dance troop set to star in Singapore

21 June 2012

Six dance students from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are preparing to strut their stuff on the world stage, at a prestigious youth festival in Singapore.

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Penman to be Writer-In-Residence at ABC

1 June 2012

Melbourne based actress Meredith Penman (BDramArt, 2007) has won a writer-in-residency opportunity at the ABC through the Ian Reed Foundation for her radio play 'Cassandra is a Waitress'.  Read media release from the ABC.


VCA to conduct Acting Workshops in Benalla

25 May 2012

Performing arts professionals from the  Victorian College of the Arts will conduct a three-day Acting Intensive workshop in Benalla in July, in partnership with Goulburn Regional Academy of Dramatic Arts (GRADA).

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Indigenous singers forge new ground

24 May 2012

Australia’s ranks of classically trained Indigenous singers will grow substantially this week, with the graduation of three Aboriginal men from the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts.

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May e-newsletter 2012

24 May 2012

Read the May issue of the VCA & MCM e-newsletter.


Australian Directors’ Guild Awards

15 May 2012

Congratulations to Matthew Saville (GD Narrative, 1998) who won two awards – for best direction in a TV mini series for Cloudstreet and best direction in a TV drama series for The Slap. Emma Freeman (BFTV, 2000) won best direction in a telemovie for 'Hawke' and Kathy Chambers (BFTV, 1984) and Ken Connor won best direction in TV reality program/light entertainment for RocKwiz – On the Road. See results in full.


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