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  1. 22 September 2023 - Music, Arts & Screen

    Sharing the universal language of music

    University of Melbourne composer Melody Eötvös wrote her first composition at age eight. Now, her latest piece ‘Hun Tur’ is set to captivate audiences in Asia.

  2. 14 September 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Turning the orchestral tide

    University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra travels to Singapore and Shanghai to perform works including Tide, by composer and arranger Alice Humphries.

  3. Podcast18 July 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    From “failed musician” to innovative entrepreneur

    University of Melbourne associate lecturer Susan de Weger felt like a "failed musician", but has gone on to teach music entrepreneurship in a digital age.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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, says University of Melbourne expert.