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Richard Kurth joins Melbourne as new Conservatorium Director

Dr Richard Kurth, former Director of the University of British Columbia Music School, has been appointed as Director of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Dr Kurth, who has also worked at McGill University and the University of Western Ontario, acknowledged the contribution of his predecessor, Professor Gary McPherson who has held the position of Director since 2009: “We owe him enormous gratitude, and I personally look forward to working with Gary in the years ahead. He is an exceptional scholar, a generous colleague, and a truly inspiring role model.”

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Queensland College of Art, Griffith University has announced three new appointments in Design. Associate Professor Katja Fleischmann, former Head of Design and Innovation at James Cook University and Professor of Print Design and Interactive Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, brings her expertise on the role of design in social, public and […]

A number of high profile musicians will join Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music in the coming months. These include: Award-winning soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, who will take up the post of Professor of Practice and DECRA awardee, and leading percussionist Dr Louise Devenish, who has been appointed to establish a new […]

Congratulations to Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake research with musicians and organisations in New York who are harnessing the power of music to tackle complex social inequalities.

CQUniversity was a proud partner of a fundraising activity held during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, by matching ticket sales donated from the opening night of the Ironing Maidens’ new performance A Soap Opera. Patty Preece, an Associate Lecturer at CQUniversity, is a member of the Ironing Maidens, an award-winning electronic music duo. The Ironing Maidens […]

Griffith Film School senior lecturer Dr Peter Hegedus has been awarded Best Documentary at the Hungarian Film Critics Awards for his film Lili. The documentary, which received funding from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, Griffith University, FocusFox Studio and Hungarian television, follows the journey of a family dislocated by the Hungarian 1956 Revolution as they search […]