Congratulations to Rachael Thoms, lyric coloratura soprano and jazz vocalist, as well as Educational Coordinator in the School of Music, who has just won the Open Section of the Patricia Fagan OPERATIC ARIA Finals CHAMPIONSHIP at the Cowra Eisteddfod on Sunday 19 May.
The ANU School of Music proudly introduces Professor Larry Sitsky’s new work Six Epigrams for guitar which illustrates the staccato-harmonic duotone technique invented by Le-Tuyen Nguyen, Teaching Fellow and Doctor of Philosophy candidate at the ANU School of Music.
Dr Robert Spring has been described as "one of this country's most
sensitive and talented clarinetists", Arizona Republic, "dazzled his
audience...flawless technique", The Clarinet Magazine, and "a formidable
soloist...played with great emotional life" Copenhagen, Denmark,
Dr JB Smith is Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Percussion Studies in the School of Music at Arizona State University. He joins the School of Music for the Canberra International Musical Festival, Musical Offering series from 13 – 17 May 2013.
Congratulations to Laura van Rijn (current ANU PhD candidate) who has been announced as a 2013 Fellow in the Sydney Symphony. The Sydney Symphony Fellowship aims to develop a new generation of musicians who are willing and able to sit in Australia’s most prestigious orchestral chairs.
Third-year music and science student Leonard Weiss has won one of two Canberra Classical Guitar Society commissions. Against tough competition, Leonard was chosen to compose an original piece for the Society’s guitar orchestra. The commission comes with $1,000 prize money.
This week, musicians and scholars from all over Australia and across the world will gather at the ANU School of Music for the 35th Annual Conference on the Musicological Society of Australia on the Politics of Music on 3–5 December.
ANU’s first Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous Awardee, Mr Wanta Patrick, has returned to ANU after directing the 2012 Milpirri Festival in the remote town of Lajamanu in Australia’s Tanami Desert.