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Regional students will showcase their finely tuned musical skills at an evening performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music this Friday 12 September.

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

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.

Our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on natural ability – a new study by University of Melbourne researchers has found.

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.

Internationally renowned music theatre expert, Oscar Hammerstein III, will headline a major Music Theatre Symposium at the Victorian College of the Arts, on August 13th.

A group of 10 young Indigenous singers will celebrate NAIDOC Week by taking part in an intensive training program for classical vocal music at the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the University of Melbourne.

Internationally respected conductor Simone Young has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award for her outstanding contribution to music in Australia.

Giftedness in child musicians is a delicate balance of learned behaviour and personal pre-disposition, according to a University of Melbourne music education researcher, who will explain his views to the audience of fourteen-year-old pianist Tiffany Poon at the Melbourne Recital Centre next Tuesday.

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