2012 News archive

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December 2012
PhD student wins symphony award for original composition   View Summary
7 December 2012
Claire Jordan, a composer and University of Sydney PhD candidate, is the winner of the David Harold Tribe Symphony Award for 2012.
November 2012
PhD student and musician Jeremy Rose vamps it up    View Summary
29 November 2012
Despite his passing resemblance to the Twilight star Robert Pattinson, saxophonist and PhD student Jeremy Rose is quick to clarify that his band The Vampires predates our current cultural obsession with the creatures of the night.
October 2012
A fine ear for harmony (SMH)   View Summary
2 October 2012
The first task of any new boss is to listen and learn, the dean of the Conservatorium of Music tells Joyce Morgan.
July 2012
Sharing their music vibes to open opportunities (SMH)   View Summary
16 July 2012
A program encouraging less-advantaged students to consider options for tertiary education has hit the right note.
Music scholar finds sound basis to revolutionise performance   View Summary
2 July 2012
A University of Sydney scholar has conducted groundbreaking research that could change the way pianists perform music by late-romantic composers such as Brahms, Chopin and Saint-Säens.
June 2012
Last chance to see University choir before overseas tour   View Summary
29 June 2012
An award-winning University of Sydney choir will hold a final concert this Sunday before embarking on an international tour where they will be performing in some of the world's most famous venues, including Westminster Abbey and at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Celebrating Australia's ancient music at The Con   View Summary
27 June 2012
Some of the world's oldest musical compositions dating as far back as 25,000 years will feature in a free all-day event celebrating Australia's Indigenous musical culture at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Saturday 30 June.
Celebrating Australia's ancient music at The Con   View Summary
27 June 2012
Some of the world's oldest musical compositions dating as far back as 25,000 years will feature in a free all-day event celebrating Australia's Indigenous musical culture at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Saturday 30 June.
May 2012
Compass "Introduction to University" Day   View Summary
7 May 2012
On Wednesday 2 May 2012, seven students from the SCM Music Education Unit participated in the "Introducation to University" Day for Year 3 students.
April 2012
SCM in the 2012 ABC Young Performers Awards   View Summary
23 April 2012
The SCM is well represented in Stage 3 of the 2012 ABC Young Performers Awards. In stage 3 players perform with a professional orchestra, making this part of the YPA so significant.
March 2012
PRINCETON JAZZ COMES TO THE CON   View Summary
13 March 2012
Next week the Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes Princeton University Jazz to Australia where students from the two jazz schools will undertake a week-long intensive exchange of musical and cultural ideas.
February 2012
AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS   View Summary
15 February 2012
Australia Day honours for members of the Con community included an AC for distinguished conductor, Richard Bonynge, AO, CBE and a special award from the National Council of Women NSW for second-year B. Mus (Education) student, Naomi Leviton.
SCM OPEN ACADEMY RISING STARS   View Summary
15 February 2012
The Con's most outstanding group of young music students aged between 7 and 18, the Open Academy's Rising Stars, will reconvene for 2012 on Saturday 25 February.