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Eight emerging opera virtuosos have won places in the unique Master of Music (Opera Performance) course, which is jointly delivered by Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne.

Internationally recognised performing arts scholar Mary Luckhurst will take up a position as Professor of Creative Practice and Artistic Research at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM), in a major research appointment at the University of Melbourne.

AUSTRALIANS could be singing a different national anthem had the country's athletes been more successful at the 1976 Olympics, according to an analysis by Melbourne historian Dr Tony Ward.

Learn how a 'swag' of gold medals at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics could have helped make Waltzing Matilda Australia's national anthem.

12 December - 15 December 2013

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The annual public screenings of films by students graduating from the VCA School of Film and Television are the first chance to see the work of Australia’s best emerging filmmakers before their release to the international film circuit.

The University of Melbourne has staged a coup, recruiting one of the world’s most respected performance and music psychology academics, Professor Jane Davidson.

Performers from the world renowned Mimir Chamber Music Festival are descending on Melbourne to entertain local audiences and deliver masterclasses for University of Melbourne strings students.

15 Indigenous singers will learn from the nation’s top performers as Australia’s National Indigenous Opera Company takes up residence at the University of Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts this week.

A world-first study will investigate if singing ability is inherited in twins.

Led by the University of Melbourne with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Twin Registry, the study will explore if it is nature or nurture that most influences whether we can sing a pitch-perfect tune.

Eminent Australian musicologist, critic and author Roger Covell will receive the 2013 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for his outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

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