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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. 13 June 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Music therapy from woe to go to AO

    Denise Grocke initiated Music Therapy as a discipline in Australia in the face of stern opposition, and is being celebrated with the Order of Australia

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.