NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

Sydney Conservatorium

Internationally recognised composer Professor Liza Lim has been appointed as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Chair was set up by a bequest to Sydney University by the late Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to promote and advance music in Australia. Professor Lim takes up

Professor Neal Peres Da Costa has been appointed as Associate Dean (Research) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Professor Peres Da Costa joined the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006 and founded the Early Music Unit (of which he was Chair from 2006-2016) now the Historical Performance Division and subsequently Program

Congratulations to Sydney Conservatorium jazz lecturer Judy Bailey whose outstanding contribution to music in Australia has been acknowledged by the Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award. Presenting the award, Professor Gary McPherson, Ormond Chair and Director, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, said “Judy’s contribution to music is profound, and her career as

Congratulations to Sydney Conservatorium Dean Professor Anna Reid who has been elected  for a five-year term at the Beijing based Global Music Education League, a body whose aim is to promote the exchange and development of music in countries and cultures across the world. Source: 1

By Professor Anna Reid — Like most musicians, the creation of music has simply entranced me from an early age. I loved discovering out how instruments worked, how they could be played for my own pleasure and with others, how manuscript (or the lack of it) enabled me to understand