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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.

The University of Melbourne will establish a new scholarship in honour of renowned Indian composer and performer, Dr Ravi Shankar.

The Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne is calling on Music Theatre writers to submit new works, which could be developed into a major stage hit.

Seven talented young Aboriginal dancers from around the country will take part in the Wilin Spring Intensive for Indigenous contemporary dance at the Victorian College of Arts this week (17-21 September).

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