The ‘Remini-Sing’ study is seeking participants with dementia living at home with family carers to examine the effects of therapeutic choirs to stimulate memories, emotions and social connection through music participation.
A cross disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Melbourne has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 National Disability Awards after developing a prototype to make online group singing possible for people with a disability, especially those with quadriplegia.
Artists from leading international orchestras will gather at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music over the next seven days to present performances and master classes, showcasing the breadth and power of chamber music for the fifth Mimir Chamber Music Festival.
The 2017 Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowships, worth $75,000, were awarded last night to four University of Melbourne graduates from the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM).
World-renowned Australian composer and pianist Percy Grainger was also an enthusiastic guitarist and wrote for the guitar in several chamber pieces. He also invented distinctive ways of playing and tuning what is now the world’s most played instrument.
Update 20/10/17: Sadly, we have encountered significant scheduling issues in bringing Stephen Schwartz to Australia in February 2018. Due to these unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to postpone Stephen’s visit and consider other opportunities to host him in the future.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.