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2014

Yearly Archives: 2014
Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet named Australian University Teacher of the Year

Chris Bowen · December 12, 2014

We’re thrilled that Brydie-Leigh Bartleet,  researcher, educator and  member of our Board has been named the Australian University Teacher of the Year, as reported in The Australian. She’s also received a promotion to Associate Professor and continues as Deputy Director – Research Centre at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.…

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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is turning 100

Maeve Marsden · December 11, 2014

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is turning 100 in 2015 and they’re celebrating in the best way they can – with music. The Con has been a focal point of Sydney’s cultural history since its modest beginnings as the old Government House stables, and is now a world-class music institution.…

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The Industry Responds to Cuts to ABC Classic FM

Graham Strahle · December 11, 2014

Budget cuts to ABC Classic FM will extend to more than the widely publicised proposed reduction in the station’s number of live concert broadcasts. Michael Mason, the incoming Director of ABC Radio, has confirmed that the station “will be required to find $1.5m in cuts, and the proposal currently under negotiation would result in the loss of around 14 positions”.…

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Gallipoli Songs Competition winners announced

Graham Strahle · December 11, 2014

Winners of the Gallipoli Songs Competition will have their works performed during Anzac Day centenary broadcasts next year. Five Australian composers, Melody Eotvos, Martin Greet, Constantine Koukias, Aristea Mellos and Peter McNamara, have been selected from 110 entrants in the competition, which is run by ABC Classic FM and Radio New Zealand Concert and funded by The Department of Veterans’ Affairs.…

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Trial by fire

· December 2, 2014

It takes courage to step outside the boundaries of a successful career in a musical genre and perform in a very different setting, on stage, in front to an audience. Gambist Jenny Eriksson has decided to do just that.…

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Marais Project the imagining

In praise of small

· December 2, 2014

We have been running The Marais Project for 15 years. Our musical focus would be considered rather abstract to so-called every day Australians. Much of the repertoire we present was written for the viola da gamba during the French baroque period over 250 years ago.…

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More Australians Attend Live Music than Live Sport

Chris Bowen · November 27, 2014

Despite our national reputation for obsessing over sport, a recent poll demonstrates that we’re more likely to attend a live concert than a live game. Conducted by Roy Morgan Research, the study reveals that, at least once every three months, approximately 14% of Australians aged 14+ go to a concert, while 11% go to a professional sports event.…

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The Untold History of Tasmanian Jazz

Simon Petty · November 26, 2014

In recent musicological research there has been a focus on divergent and idiosyncratic music cultures. In the context of Australian jazz history, Tasmania stands out as particularly significant. For years, its jazz history has long been overlooked in the writings and imaginings of important contributions to Australia’s jazz history.…

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How the Arts lost the Soccer Mums

· November 26, 2014

Throughout the world legions of women define themselves as “soccer mums”. These are aspirational parents who devote time, money and energy to giving their kids a quality of life through extra curricular, after school activities, especially sport.…

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Demolition, Protests at Melbourne’s Palace Theatre

Jasmine Crittenden · November 26, 2014

Developers Jinshan Investments commenced interior demolition of Melbourne’s Palace Theatre last week, despite the fact that the City of Melbourne had yet to deliver the results of its heritage review. In response, protestors gathered outside, while, on 20 November, the Council issued a brief statement, indicating that the pursuit of ‘interim heritage protection’ was underway.…

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Music in Communities

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Music: Count Us In

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