On 13 April, The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music string ensemble – Monash Sinfonia – joined forces with Melbourne’s Choir of Trinity College, David Berlin and Elizabeth Sellars in a unique collaboration with internationally renowned composer and conductor Eric Whitacre.
Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the No. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release.
During his visit to Monash, Whitacre worked with Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music voice and string students in workshops and rehearsals. The concert in the Robert Blackwood Hall was attended by over 1000 people.
Violist Lisa Grosman appointed to the School of Music
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is thrilled to announce that violist Lisa Grosman will … Continue reading Violist Lisa Grosman appointed to the School of Music
Dr John Garzoli awarded a Post-Doctoral position at Khon Kaen University
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are thrilled to announce that Adjunct Research Associate and ethnomusicologist … Continue reading Dr John Garzoli awarded a Post-Doctoral position at Khon Kaen University
Musical Symposium Hits High Note
The first international symposium on the Malay musical arts of the Riau Islands (also know as … Continue reading Musical Symposium Hits High Note
Welcome to our new Head of Music, Professor John Griffiths
Distinguished scholar and early music specialist Professor John Griffiths commenced his appointment as Head of … Continue reading Welcome to our new Head of Music, Professor John Griffiths
Dr Paul Watt awarded Faculty of Arts Fellowship
Dr Paul Watt, a senior lecturer in musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of … Continue reading Dr Paul Watt awarded Faculty of Arts Fellowship
Chamber Recording of the Year 2014 awarded to Sellars and Fujimura
Dr Kenji Fujimura and Elizabeth Sellars awarded Limelight’s Chamber Recording of the Year for their … Continue reading Chamber Recording of the Year 2014 awarded to Sellars and Fujimura
Blog: Highlights of Semester 2, 2014
It has been a jam-packed semester here at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music! … Continue reading Blog: Highlights of Semester 2, 2014
Review: The Monash Sessions – Enrico Rava
Review: Jazzwise Magazine (London) The Monash Sessions (Jazzhead) Featuring: Enrico Rava (trumpet), Paul Grabowsky (piano), … Continue reading Review: The Monash Sessions – Enrico Rava
The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (SIRI)
In the past decade, a growing literature has emerged on the phenomena of sound and body movement in relation to the human emotions and senses.
Music Archive awarded Community Heritage Grant
The Museum of Indonesian Arts (MIA) at the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) has been awarded … Continue reading Music Archive awarded Community Heritage Grant
Professor John Griffiths Elected Corresponding Member of the AMS
We are extremely pleased to inform you that on the 8th of November, at the meeting … Continue reading Professor John Griffiths Elected Corresponding Member of the AMS
Musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast wins 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award
The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented last week and we are thrilled to announce that … Continue reading Musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast wins 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award