The art of good health

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Engaging in the arts for enjoyment, entertainment or as a hobby can be good for your mental, social and physical wellbeing, according to researchers at The University of Western Australia.

Claire McGlew, Associate Professor Nicholas Bannan and Swanee

UWA's first blind music teacher - and her dog - to graduate

Monday, 17 March 2014

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.

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. 

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.

Dr Andrew Lawrence-King

Harp virtuoso wins Helpmann Award

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

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.

100 Years! UWA and The Rite of Spring

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

An extraordinary, uplifting and extremely professional performance by the sensational School of Music students was enjoyed by a capacity audience in Winthrop Hall at Sunday’s Collaboration Concert.  

Rebecca Erin Smith

Wembley composer wins prestigious Schenberg Music Prize

Friday, 8 February 2013

Composer Rebecca Erin Smith is off to New York to study for a Masters degree after winning The University of Western Australia's prestigious Dr Harold Schenberg Music Prize for Composition.

Top UK keyboardist goes HIP for lecture

Acclaimed UK keyboardist goes HIP for Callaway Lecture

Friday, 5 October 2012

Acclaimed British keyboardist Richard Egarr will take to the podium at next week’s Callaway Lecture to deliver a talk on Historically Informed Performance (HIP) at The University of Western Australia.

Judges watch Ashley Smith’s performance

UWA maestro a 'musical genius'

Thursday, 20 September 2012

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.

It’s official, Ashley Smith is a ‘Genius’

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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.

School of Music "Genius"

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Ashley Smith, clarinettist and alumnus of the School of Music, UWA has been nominated for the prestigious MCA Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music also known as the "genius award." 

Australian International Concert Pianist Bernadette Harvey

"Music Royalty" composes for her

Thursday, 10 May 2012

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.

Memories are made of this

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The belief that people with Alzheimer's can't learn is being challenged by music therapists and community musicians who successfully teach sufferers the words and music to new songs.

Associate Professor Alan Lourens

Musical prelude to enrich bright young minds

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

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.

School of Music celebrates its finest

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Last Saturday evening saw the hallowed Winthrop Hall home to a concert of great breadth and extraordinary talent. 

James Ledger

UWA music man voted best in Australia

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A work by a composition lecturer from The University of Western Australia has been voted the Classical Masterpiece in The Monthly magazine's ‘20 Australian Masterpieces since 2000'.

School of Music composition lecturer James Ledger goes from strength to strength

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

James Ledger's orchestral piece 'Chronicles', 2009 continues its success.

2012 Australian Youth Orchestra season highlights School of Music talent

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A number of School of Music students have been accepted into Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) activities for their 2012 season.