When Claire McGlew graduates as a music teacher from The University of Western Australia on Tuesday 1 April she will be the first blind person to do so. And her guide dog, Swanee, will be right beside her when she does because he has been with her throughout her studies at UWA.
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
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.
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.
A baroque harp virtuoso and research fellow from The University of Western Australia who won a Grammy Award for his work with renowned Catalan artist Jordi Savall has added a prestigious Helpmann Award to his collection of accolades.
Ashley Smith, an Honours graduate from The University of Western Australia's School of Music, has laid claim to the title "musical genius" in winning the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for classical music.
Following the UWA newsroom story posted on 11 September, the School of Music is very pleased and proud to announce Clarinet player and UWA graduate Ashley Smith won the coveted 2012 MCA Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music award, otherwise known as the ‘genius' award, worth $15,000.
Most musicians would cut off their right hand to have celebrated composers write for them. But for Australian International Concert Pianist Bernadette Harvey, this attention is almost predictable. Since winning the ABC Young Performer of the Year Award, she has not looked back and has established a career that most would envy.
Some of the state's top achievers will now be able to study music as a prelude to professional studies such as law, medicine and architecture under a revamped course structure at The University of Western Australia.