The Melbourne Music Map is a collaboration between University of Melbourne’s Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) alumnus Adam Simmons and 100 local musicians that documents the social networks that exist between musicians in the Melbourne arts scene.
Today, the new ‘Brian Brown Recording Studio’ was launched by the Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP at the University of Melbourne’s Southbank campus – home to the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA and MCM).
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.
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.