Prestige Artist Series 2020

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance is pleased to announce their 2020 Prestige Artist Series in 2020. The School is welcoming 12 prestige artists from across the globe in total; four within each performance stream. Each artist will coach students on performance-related matters, offering a personalised performance education experience. From drummer Terri-Lyne Carrington, composer and virtual choir director Eric Whitacre, to concert pianist Lisa Moore. Each artist brings a unique set of performance training skills the fore.

According to Head of School, Professor Cat Hope,

The Monash Prestige Artist Series sees artists of high repute interacting with our students in performance workshop classes throughout the year. To ensure our students continue to enjoy the input of key artists in their discipline whilst we operate in online mode, we have facilitated a program of world leading artists to provide feedback on student performances, as well as share their own experiences and performances.

Popular Music performance


Australian singer-songwriter, ARIA Award winner and Australian Eurovision 2021 finalist Montaigne will be working alongside our students on  Wednesday 13 May, 5-7pm.

Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is an award-winning Australian singer, songwriter, producer and children's book author. Josh joins the Popular Music performance practice unit on Wednesday 22 April, 5-7pm.

Kate Ceberano

Australian vocal legend and multi-instrumentalist Kate Ceberano returns for the third time to the School of Music on Wednesday 27 May, 5-7pm.

Pat Pattison

Berklee College of Music's Professor Pat Pattison is a renowned teacher of lyric writing, song writing and poetry and will be hosting a songwriting workshop with our students on Wednesday 10 June, 11am-1pm.

Jazz and Improvisation performance

Terri-Lyne Carrington

Iconic drummer, record producer, singer, composer, educator, Grammy award winner and entrepreneur! Our students can catch Terri-Lyne on Friday 24 April, 9-11am.

John Hollenbeck

A composer and conceptualist, drummer and percussionist. Most of all, John Hollenbeck is a musical thinker, forever seeking to surprise himself and his audiences. John will be working with our students on Friday 1 May, 9-11am.

Ingrid Jensen

She has been hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation. As a teacher, collaborator, and soloist, it is easy to see why the New York Times calls her “as versatile as she is vigorous". Ingrid joins our students on Friday 8 May, 9-11am.

Dave Douglas

Multi award-winning trumpeter, composer, educator and entrepreneur from New York City. Douglas' career spans more than 50 unique original recordings as a leader and more than 500 published works. Dave joins us on Friday 15 May, 9-11am.

Classical performance

Eric Whitacre

Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 different countries. Eric will be working with the Monash University Singers Online on Monday 20 April, 1-3pm.

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is an Australian recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Genevieve will be working with our students in Performance Practice on Thursday 23 April, 9:30-11:30am.

Dr Don Greene

Dr Don Greene is a peak performance psychologist. During his thirty-two year career, he has coached thousands of performers how to do their best when it counts the most. Dr Greene joins our students on Thursday 30 April, 9.30-11.30am.

Lisa Moore

New York City based concert pianist Lisa Moore has been described as “brilliant and searching, beautiful and impassioned, lustrous at the keyboard”. Lisa will be working with our students on Thursday 07 May, 9:30-11:30am.