On 13th 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.
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Monash ethnomusicologist, Dr Adrian McNeil, teaches prestigious Indian government course
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Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music represent in 2016 Art Music Awards
Finalists for the Australian Music Centre‘s 2016 Art Music Awards were announced last week, with … Continue reading Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music represent in 2016 Art Music Awards
Dr Ahmad Sarmast awarded UNESCO Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize
We are pleased to announce that Dr Ahmad Sarmast, founder and Director of the Afghanistan … Continue reading Dr Ahmad Sarmast awarded UNESCO Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize
Professor Margaret Kartomi receives the Koizumi Fumio prize
Last week Professor Margaret Kartomi received the Koizumi Fumio Prize, an international award for achievements … Continue reading Professor Margaret Kartomi receives the Koizumi Fumio prize
Monash Theatre and Performance Centre receives $1 million donation for Artists in Residence Program
Melbourne philanthropist Dr Jeanne Pratt AC has donated $1,000,000 to Monash University’s Centre for Theatre … Continue reading Monash Theatre and Performance Centre receives $1 million donation for Artists in Residence Program
Music’s Professor Margaret Kartomi receives international ethnomusicology award
Monash academic and ethnomusicologist, Professor Margaret Kartomi, recently won the Koizumi Fumio Prize, an international award … Continue reading Music’s Professor Margaret Kartomi receives international ethnomusicology award