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.
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.
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.
Ancient humans may have developed a capacity for music and a sense of spirituality linked to music because of the foetal/infant-maternal bond, according to international authority on the origins of music, Professor Richard Parncutt.