Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Monash ethnomusicology Adjunct Research Fellow wins major award

Dr Salvatore Rossano, an adjunct research fellow in ethnomusicology and musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded the 2018 National Folk Fellowship. About the fellowship The National Folk Fellowship is a significant award that brings together the research and performance components of folk music in Australia, providing a rich musical context…

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New book published by Monash musicologist Dr Paul Watt

Dr Paul Watt’s new book, The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England, is published today. The book examines the ways in which music journalism was professionalised in England in the nineteenth century and the role that publishers, editors, composers, authors and readers played in this complex process of transformation and change. ‘I…

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Monash graduates take top honours at National Jazz Awards

Melbourne trombonist James Macaulay has taken out top honours at the 2017 National Jazz Awards, with trumpeter Niran Dasika as runner up. Both are graduates of the Sir Zelman Cohen School of Music. Current student, trombonist Josh Bennier was also amongst the top ten. The Awards were presented at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in early November. Designed to…

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Confluence of India dance performance delights Monash audience

Monash University was pleased to be part of the second annual Confluence Festival of India in Australia. The festival once again presented a colourful and collaborative tapestry of  diverse dance, music, theatre and visual arts from India. A sold out solo performance of Ansh, by Nrityagram’s dance doyenne Bijayini Satpathy, saw the capacity audience enjoy…

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Clarinet Mega Day Returns in 2017!

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents Clarinet Mega Day V Sunday 10 September, 2017 8:45 am Registration Closing Concert commences at 4.00pm The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University invites all clarinet players to the fifth annual Clarinet Mega Day. Come along for a day of all things clarinet! Featuring…

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Arts Honours 2018 – Information Sessions

Are you thinking about doing your Honours with Monash Arts in 2018? Information sessions for will be held this September and October at our Caulfield and Clayton campuses. Please see the listing below for session details. School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics English as an International Language, Languages, Linguistics, Literary Studies Clayton: Wed 13…

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Monash Arts Graduate Coursework Programs Event in Jakarta

Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with a lasting impact.

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Monash University Emerging Music Prizes 2017

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music are offering four Emerging Music Prizes valued at $500 each. To be eligible, you must be  21 years or under as of December 31st, 2017 and not be currently enrolled in a tertiary institution.  Monash University Emerging Jazz Composer Prize – $500 Monash University Emerging Jazz Performer Prize –…

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School of Music well represented in 2017 Art Music Awards

Finalists for the Australian Music Centre’s 2017 Art Music Awards were announced last week, and staff and students from Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music feature heavily. The prestigious awards are presented in 11 categories, from large-scale symphonic pieces to instrumental works and experimental projects, and reflect the diverse, high-quality and flourishing Australian music…

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New book by Monash musicologist Dr Paul Watt explores the legendary career of British music critic Ernest Newman

Dr Paul Watt’s latest book, Ernest Newman: A Critical Biography, has just been published. Ernest Newman (1868–1959) was one of the most significant critics of his generation. The author of thousands of articles and many books, Newman wrote on a cornucopia of subjects including English and French literature, evolutionary theory and biographical method, as well…

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