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  1. 11 August 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Clearing the fog of dementia with song

    A new study led by the University of Melbourne will investigate the potential for music therapy as a dementia treatment.

  2. 27 July 2017 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Hip Hop’s healing power

    Hip Hop pays off in engaging kids in learning, finds University of Melbourne music therapy researcher, as genre's recognised health benefits go mainstream

  3. 5 December 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Stuart Greenbaum: Composed at 50

    As Stuart Greenbaum, one of Australia's most widely-performed composers, reaches a milestone birthday he discusses music, the meaning of life, and silence.

  4. 29 November 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Piano men: When a mentor meets a prodigy

    There are seven decades between them but pianists Kevin Suherman and Professor Max Cooke share a unique musical bond.

  5. 25 August 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Instrumental reward of the harpsichord

    Dr Erin Helyard has been praised as a virtuosic soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor. Here he talks opera, harpsichord and music education.

  6. 20 May 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Chopin, the Nazis, and the Spanish piano

    The piano on which Chopin composed his Preludes had an afterlife involving a Polish-French pianist and confiscation by the Nazis during the Second World War.

  7. 22 April 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    The purple reign is over: Long live Prince’s legacy

    Prince was an icon of R&B, funk and jazz who went against tide as we know it, creating a new context for pop music.

  8. 29 February 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    On a positive note: Songwriting as a therapy method

    In creating music we can share something of our experiences and ourselves – a notion explored by Professor Felicity Baker in therapeutic songwriting.

  9. 17 February 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Transforming music performance

    A pioneering study at the Melbourne Conservatorium is investigating how personal motivation and quality of practice affects music performance.

  10. 9 February 2016 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Saving the endangered sounds of West Africa

    Thanks to the tenacity of ethnomusicologist Dr Graeme Counsel, over 9,000 songs from the West African nation of Guinea are now publically available online.