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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).

The Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music will have a rich international flavour over the coming weeks, with four renowned foreign artists visiting to teach students.

The University of Melbourne will run a series of music workshops for teenagers in communities still recovering from the Black Saturday bushfires, culminating in a Melbourne concert.