Performance Studies

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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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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Monash Win in 2016 Art Music Awards

The winners of the Australian Music Centre‘s 2016 Art Music Awards were announced tonight in a ceremony at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom. Staff and students from Monash University were among the awardees.  Director of the Monash Academy of Performing Arts, Professor Paul Grabowsky in collaboration with Daniel and David Wilfred of the Young Wägilak Group of East Arnhem Land won ‘Jazz Work of…

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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 staff and students from Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music featuring 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…

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