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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It)

Perth International Arts Festival launch

Friday, 8 November 2013

From great Russian theatre to world-class Israeli dance; from Man Booker Prize winners to Tony Award winners, from multi-player video theatre to a life-size bouncy castle Stonehenge, the 2014 Perth International Arts Festival really does have something for absolutely everybody.

AMEB candidates finalists in VOSE Competition

Monday, 4 November 2013

UWA music students and AMEB candidates Riley Skevington, Ben Pallagi and Alessandro Pittorino were selected for the VOSE competition finals and performed the first movement of their chosen concerto with the UWA Orchestra in the ‘Artistry! Culmination' concert held on Saturday 19 October 2013 in the Winthrop Hall.

UWA School of Music Announces new Appointment

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Helpmann award winner Andrew Foote is to become the Head of Voice.

ARIA Award win and School of Music Culmination

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Not only is the School celebrating the appointment of Clarinettist extraordinaire Ashley William Smith as the Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance and Artist in Residence (see newsroom article, ‘Young Genius appointed to the School of Music’) we are absolutely delighted to announce the recent ARIA bestowed on the talented Mr James Ledger (Lecturer in Composition) for his collaboration with Paul Kelly, Genevieve Lacey and musicians from Australian National Academy of Musicians

Young Genius appointed to the School of Music

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Clarinettist Ashley William Smith, winner of the 2012 MCA Freedman Fellowship, otherwise known as the ‘genius' award, and former student of UWA's School of Music, has been appointed to the role of Head of Woodwind and Contemporary Performance. 

Luminous Dreams (artist impression)

Mid-West future tale: UWA Centenary grand finale

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Following on from the huge success of LuminousNight, The University of Western Australia's biggest community event in a century, the city of Geraldton will play host to Luminous Dreams, the curtain closer to UWA's centenary celebrations.

Benefactor and graduate Peter Knight unlocks the Fazioli watched by Michael Greb

The classics come to college

Friday, 4 October 2013

Fazioli grand pianos turn the heads of serious musicians: only 100 are hand-crafted in Italy each year by Paolo Fazioli, so they’re pricey, coveted and can be found in places like the Juilliard School in New York.

UWA’s School of Music acquired its first Fazioli in 2007 and now a second stands before a classic bay window in the wood-panelled dining hall of St George’s College and – says Warden Ian Hardy with obvious pride – its acquisition was driven by School of Music students.

Is art at the heart of health?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

We recognise the importance of nutrition and exercise to well-being, but how does art affect health?  This is exactly the question PhD candidate Christina Davies at The University of Western Australia is asking.

Balinese drummers by Matt Galligan

World-beating drumming to echo around campus

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

One of the leading Balinese drummers of his generation - Made Indra Sadguna - will lead a free public performance of exciting music next week with 10 staff and students from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Denpasar, Bali.