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Monday, 17 August 2020

All UWA news content, including media releases, are now available on Impact.

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Mobile grand piano entertains local Perth aged-care residents

Friday, 1 May 2020

With many elderly and vulnerable Australians remaining inside their homes during the COVID-19 outbreak, a musician from The University of Western Australia has helped provide musical entertainment for the residents of a Perth aged-care facility. 

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Awards and Achievements - December 2019

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students.

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Celebrate the festive season at UWA's annual Christmas concert

Friday, 15 November 2019

The University of Western Australia will come alive this festive season with a public Christmas concert to support Lifeline WA, set on the beautiful grounds of the University’s Crawley campus.

Bangarra Bennelong (credit Daniel Boud)

Perth Festival launches 2020 program

Friday, 1 November 2019

On a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 welcomes everyone to a glorious summer celebration of people and place.

James Ledger

UWA musician and Paul Kelly win ARIA award

Monday, 14 October 2019

James Ledger from The University of Western Australia’s Conservatorium of Music and Australian musician Paul Kelly have been awarded Best Classical Album in the 2019 ARIA Awards for the album Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. The performers on the album also include Alice Keath and the Seraphim Trio.

Dr Sarah Collins

UWA music scholar wins national award

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

The University of Western Australia’s Chair of Musicology Dr Sarah Collins has won Australia’s most prestigious award for the study of music – the McCredie Musicological Award.

Jordan Moore

UWA musician heading to Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Music student Jordan Moore from The University of Western Australia cannot remember a time when music was not a big part of his life, and it seems his hard work has paid off with him being selected 2020 Young Composer in Residence with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Mark Holdsworth

Awards and achievements - September 2018

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The University of Western Australia has a continual roll call of awards, scholarships and prizes presented to staff and students. To recognise these achievements, a monthly article is published on the UWA news page on the website and in UWA Forward on the first week of every month.

Perth Festival

Experience Kings Park transformed into a nocturnal wonderland

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Kings Park will come alive next February, with an unforgettable 2019 Perth Festival Opening Weekend featuring the voice and images of celebrated UWA conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper.

Christmas concerts

Celebrate the festive season at UWA

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Join in the festive fun at The University of Western Australia by attending one of the free music events open to the community this December.

Jet Kye Chong

Three soloists to compete in concerto competition

Monday, 15 May 2017

Three young musicians from The University of Western Australia will perform to a packed house when they compete for a People’s Choice Award at Perth Concert Hall.

Dr Bronwen Ackermann

Online course to help musicians around the world

Friday, 9 September 2016

An online learning program to educate musicians about occupational health and optimising their performance through healthy practice has received funding to develop a commercial version for musicians and music schools around Australia.

Shuan Hern Lee

Exciting young violinist wins Helpmann award

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Internationally recognised violinist and Artist-in-Residence at The University of Western Australia’s School of Music Shaun Lee-Chen and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra have won a prestigious Helpmann Award.

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WINTERarts 2016 launches

Friday, 24 June 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is giving Perth audiences the perfect winter escape with an exciting program of events for WINTERarts 2016.

The sound and strength of music

Monday, 23 May 2016

Ashley William Smith, UWA’s Head of Winds and Contemporary Performance at the School of Music and most recent Churchill Fellowship recipient, can’t wait for June 23. This is the date his Fellowship begins, encompassing eight European cities over an intense 34 day period in what is his dream program.

Percussion class

Love to hear percussion

Friday, 6 May 2016

A free music workshop held at UWA’s School of Music in collaboration with Activ Foundation gave people living with a disability the opportunity to participate in a fun percussion exercise.

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UWA School of Music ranks first in Australia for Performing Arts

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

For the first time, the School of Music at The University of Western Australia is now in the top 100 universities in the world for Performing Arts in the QS rankings and number one ranked in Australia.

Dr Harold Bull and Benny Williams

It’s never too late (or too early) to begin your musical journey

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

While music-lovers are regularly drawn to The University of Western Australia’s recital halls to enjoy performances by outstanding students and the professionals who are helping to shape their careers, the age span of School of Music students is far greater than you’d imagine.

Adventurer Kate Leeming trains for her Antarctic expedition

Autumn graduations recognise outstanding West Australians

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

An adventurer preparing to tackle the Antarctic by bicycle, WA’s first Government marine research scientist and a former Lotterywest chief are among several distinguished Western Australians whose contributions will be recognised at The University of Western Australia during its autumn series of graduations.