Engagement and Impact

Curating New Music and New Audiences

Supporting the Music Industry

Australian Performing Rights Association

Johannes Luebbers and Professor Cat Hope are judges for the APRA / Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Professional Development Awards and a past judge for the APRA / Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards. They are engaged in assessing and acknowledging the excellence and innovation of the Australian jazz community.

Melbourne Jazz Co-operative: Making the Jazz Scene Sustainable

Associate Professor Rob Burke is working with the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, a not-for-profit organisation, to supporting and promoting original live jazz performance by established and emerging artists in Melbourne.

PBS 106.7FM: Working for Diversity and the Under-Represented

Dr Paul Williamson is working with PBS 106.7FM radio to support Melbourne’s diverse music community, particularly for under-represented music, supporting musicians and artists from the ground up.

Sustaining Communities and Cultural Relations

Busking, the UN and the Sustainable City

Dr Paul Watt is working with community activists Nick Broad and Lilian Maz of Busk.co to measure the impact that street music and musicians have on creating, rejuvenating and sustaining urban environments using the UN’s Urban Prosperity Index.

Central and West Asia and Diasporas Research Network (CWADRN)

Convened by Dr Gay Breyley, CWADRN brings together people from diverse academic, community and cultural sectors to promote understanding of a complex region and its transnational links. CWADRN organises conferences, seminars, concerts, film screenings and informal gatherings.

Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Dr Adrian McNeil works with the Government of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to facilitate ongoing formal and informal musical exchange and collaborations between Australia and India.

Opera and Human Rights

Professor Cat Hope is working with Western Australian new music producer Tura New Music and South Australia’s contemporary arts organisation Vital Statistix to produce a new Australian opera ‘Speechless’, based on the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Forgotten Children‘ report of 2014. An early showing of the work will be presented in Adelaide in July 2017.

Revitalisation of the Musical Arts of Lampung, Indonesia

Professor Margaret Kartomi and Dr Karen Thomas are collaborating with researchers at Leiden University and Yogyakarta Institute of Arts to research societal change among marginalised indigenous people through the prism of the traditional and popular musical arts.

Rotary and Annie North Women’s Refuge, Bendigo

Associate Professor Merlyn Quaife is a member of Bendigo South Rotary Club that raises funds for Annie North Women’s Refuge and Bendigo Health Orthopaedics support group.

Teaching and Learning for the Next Generation

International Musicological Society

Professor John Griffiths is a Director of one of the world’s leading musicology organisations. The role of the Directorium is to develop and implement policy working towards the expansion of its European origins and to develop a global reach that will transform the cultural perspectives of the discipline.

Next Generation: Engaging Secondary School Music Students

Jordan Murray works with many of Victoria’s secondary schools to foster excellence in the areas of ensemble music performance, improvisation, music history and instrumental technique applicable to jazz performance.

Tenth Annual Ceolna Mara Summer School for Strings, Ireland

Lisa Grosman will teach at the Tenth Annual Ceolna Mara Summer School for Strings. Alongside members of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Lisa will be teaching violin, viola and chamber music to an international student body from across Europe and America, and will president a recital of works by Australian composers Ross Edwards and Paul Stanhope.