Classical Performance

Classical Performance Disciplines at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are:

Piano/Keyboard

Tamara Smolyar, Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of Piano/Keyboard
Dr Kenji Fujimura, Senior Lecturer in Piano/Keyboard

The Monash Piano/Keyboard Performance Program provides a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment for piano students to develop a broad range of skills in both performance and pedagogy. Students receive expert instruction from eminent staff and visiting artists through a variety of classes. Read more…

Strings

Elizabeth Sellars, Lecturer in Violin, Coordinator of Strings

The Monash String Program offers a vibrant and progressive approach to learning that promotes excellence in solo performance and ensemble playing. A tailored curriculum emphasises the development of strong technical foundations, providing the basis from which students can develop and express musical ideas freely with confidence and fluidity.  Read more…

Guitar

Guitar studies are offered in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music to both classical and jazz/popular guitarists. Classical guitar studies are coordinated within the String program, under the general guidance of the Head of Strings, Elizabeth Sellars and principal guitar teacher Geoffrey Morris with added participation from Professor John Griffiths and Adjunct Fellow, Slava Grigoryan.

Voice

Associate Professor Meryln Quaife AM,  Coordinator of Voice

Monash Classical Voice Program provides a supportive, encouraging environment for singers to refine their craft, expand their knowledge and realise their potential. The course of study offers singing students comprehensive training in all aspects of vocal performance, research and pedagogy.  Read more…

Woodwind/Brass/Percussion

David Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Clarinet; Coordinator of Woodwind, Brass, Percussion

The Monash Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Performance Program provides a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment for students to develop a broad range of skills in both performance and pedagogy. Students receive expert instruction from eminent staff and visiting artists through a variety of classes. Read more…

 

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  • Coordinator of Strings: Elizabeth Sellars List of string sessional staff… The Monash String Program offers a vibrant and progressive approach to learning that promotes excellence in Read more
  • Co-ordinator Associate Professor Merlyn Quaife AM Monash classical voice program provides a supportive, encouraging environment for singers to refine their craft, expand their knowledge and realise Read more
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  • Classical The Monash Piano/Keyboard Performance Program provides a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment for piano students to develop a broad range of skills in both performance Read more
  • Each year guest artists and artists in residence are invited to the School. As part of the classical performance studies there are workshops given by Australian Read more
  • Chamber music is an important focus at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. The school boasts five outstanding chamber music ensembles who all regularly Read more