The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is proud to announce that over the past couple of weeks that three students have been successful in high profile prestigious music competitions as well as a student releasing their debut CD.
I would like to congratulate:
Judith Perl, Ed Antanov, James Carter and Fletcher Mitchell on their success.
The Wangaratta Jazz Festival – National Jazz Awards 2012
Undergraduate (3rd year) jazz vocalist Judith Perl has successfully made the final of the Wangaratta Jazz Festival. This is the most prestigious jazz competition in the country (2012 for vocalist only). The final ten (many studying internationally and high profile professional performers) were chosen after the 3 judges (Mike Nock, Michelle Nicolle and Vince Jones) assessed over 60 recorded entries on a ‘blindfold’ basis. They will perform at Wangaratta Festival with an outstanding band : Sam Keevers (piano), Sam Anning (bass) and Raj Jayaweera (drums). Three finalists will be chosen to perform in the final round, from 5pm on Sunday 4 November in the WPAC Theatre. For fans who can’t make it to the festival, the finals will be broadcast live to air on ‘Jazztrack with Mal Stanley’, on ABC Classic FM, and also later available to listen on www.abcjazz.net.au,. http://2012.wangarattajazz.com/news/national-jazz-awards-finalists
The Margaret Sutherland Bursary Recital, 2012
In August Melbourne’s Lyceum Club played host to the annual Margaret Sutherland bursary competition, where music students from Monash University and the University of Melbourne vie for a bursary. This year’s event was won by Monash’s Edward Antonov, a violin student who is currently undertaking, on scholarship, a research Masters degree in performance. Accompanied by pianist Elyane Laussade, Edward performed the first movement of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no 8, Fritz Kreisler’s crowd pleaser, Tambourin Chinois and Margaret Sutherland’s Nocturne.
James ‘Larry” Carter – releases new CD
Alumni – James Carter was trained in the tradition of Jazz and Improvised music at Monash University – School of Music. His debut album ‘After All’ was recorded in October 2011 at Newmarket Studios, mixed and mastered by Philip Rex and distributed through Newmarket music. The majority of the material was composed by James Carter as a suite after a period of study in New York City, and could be likened to a song cycle in classical music or a concept album in popular music.
Featuring Monash University graduates James ‘Larry’ Carter on alto saxophone, Christian Meyer on guitar, Daniel Sheehan on piano and Ben Christensen on double bass, the group is made up of young musicians who are beginning to make an impact on the Melbourne music scene. The album launch at Bennetts Lane will feature special guests James Gilligan on electric bass and vocalist Mariel Koroibulu.
featuring: James Carter – alto saxophone, Dan Sheehan – piano, Christian Meyer – guitar, special guest James Gilligan – electric bass and Mariel Koroibulu – vocals
Victorian State Solo and Ensemble Championships, 2012
Honours -year euphonium student, Fletcher Mitchell, had successful outcomes at this year’s Championship, presented by the Victorian Bands’ League. In the Open Euphonium section, Fletcher was placed third with a performance of Philip Sparke’s Harlequin, and repeated the placing in the Open “Slow/Sacred Melody” section, with a rendition of the second movement of Sparke’s Euphonium Concerto no.1. Fletcher is focussing his performance and research outcomes on the music of British composer, Philip Sparke.
Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award 2017
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University is pleased to introduce the Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award for outstanding classical-jazz fusion original composition and performance.
Rob Burke and Andrys Onsman Launch New Book: Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music
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New book published on nineteenth-century popular music
Dr Paul Watt (Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music) and Dr Patrick Spedding (LLCL)—with Professor Derek B. Scott (University of Leeds)—are the editors of a new book: Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History of the Songster
Professor Cat Hope appointed Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
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Agency in Jazz and Improvisation – Call for Papers
Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network and the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music – Monash University invite a call for papers for the inaugural conference.
Alumni Hue Blanes: Winner of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission
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Winners announced for the inaugural MSO Pizzicato Effect Prize for Composition
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Monash composers to premiere new works in Germany
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Dr Paul Watt attends musicology conference in Brno, Czech Republic
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Australian (Australasian) Jazz Research Conference
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music in collaboration with The University of Melbourne present: Australasian Jazz Research Conference.
(Planning the Future). Monday 31st October 2016. Convenors: A/Prof Robert Burke and Dr Rob Vincs
Monash hosts first international conference on Aceh’s performing and visual arts
Last month Monash hosted an interdisciplinary conference “the Monash International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE) of Aceh 2016” (26-28 September) and a series of Aceh-related events at the Caulfield and Clayton campuses.
Margaret Kartomi receives major award in Indonesia
Monash Arts ethnomusicologist, Professor Margaret Kartomi, was flown to Jakarta last week to receive the ‘Piagam Penghargaan Kebudayaan’ (Certificate of Cultural Appreciation award) from the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy.