Breathing new life into old songs
Thabi - public songs indigenous to west Pilbarra - offer a unique insight into Australian history, and University of Melbourne researchers are documenting them.
Hearing, healing and Havana
University of Melbourne Associate Professor Adrian Hearn discusses the importance of music in connecting cultures
I’m dreaming of a...
In a new book, a University of Melbourne academic looks at why films sentimentalise Christmas and the holidays without reflecting reality.
Music for change
In collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Indonesian band Navicula is using music to strike chords of change in global indigenous communities.
The trouble with teaching music in our schools
Music instrument teaching in schools faces cultural and structural challenges, despite its proven benefits, according to University of Melbourne research.
Tone deaf? Why you can still hit the right notes
Tone deafness is a recognised condition where you cannot distinguish between different musical pitches or tones. But it needn't stop you enjoying your music.
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.
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.
Music performance anxiety ... and how to beat it
Dr Margaret Osborne experienced music performance anxiety as a teenager, and now works with musicians at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music on theirs.
Monique diMattina: ‘I wanted to be the best jazz piano player ever’
Singer/songwriter, radio personality and in-demand session pianist Monique diMattina discusses her life and upcoming performance at the Big Blowout festival.