Engagement and Impact
Supporting the Music Industry
Australian Performing Rights Association
Associate Professor Rob Burke, Mr Johannes Luebbers and Professor Cat Hope are judges for the APRA / Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Professional Development Awards and a past judge for the APRA / Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards. They are engaged in assessing and acknowledging the excellence and innovation of the Australian jazz community.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne Jazz Co-operative: Making the Jazz Scene Sustainable
Associate Professor Rob Burke is working with the Melbourne Jazz Co-operative, a not-for-profit organisation, to supporting and promoting original live jazz performance by established and emerging artists in Melbourne.
PBS 106.7FM: Working for Diversity and the Under-Represented
Sustaining Communities and Cultural Relations
Busking, the UN and the Sustainable City
Associate Professor Paul Watt is working with community activists Nick Broad and Lilian Maz of Busk.co to measure the impact that street music and musicians have on creating, rejuvenating and sustaining urban environments using the UN’s Urban Prosperity Index. A/Prof. Watt’s research has been cited in a recent report to the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council on the social and cultural capital of street performance.
Convened by Dr Gay Breyley, CWADRN brings together people from diverse academic, community and cultural sectors to promote understanding of a complex region and its transnational links. CWADRN organises conferences, seminars, concerts, film screenings and informal gatherings.
Government of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Dr Adrian McNeil works with the Government of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations to facilitate ongoing formal and informal musical exchange and collaborations between Australia and India.
Opera and Human Rights
Professor Cat Hope premiered a new Australian opera ‘Speechless’, based on the Australian Human Rights Commission’s ‘Forgotten Children‘ report of 2014 at the Perth Festival. A collaborative team and investment from Western Australian new music producer Tura New Music, South Australia’s contemporary arts organisation Vital Statistix, the Australia Council and WA Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries saw this innovative new opera to fruition. It is expected to tour Australia wide. Conductor Aaron Wyatt was nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award and Judith Dodsworth has been one of the opera’s four featured vocal soloists in both the development and premiere seasons of ‘Speechless’.
Revitalisation of the Musical Arts of Lampung, Indonesia
Professor Margaret Kartomi and Dr Karen Thomas are collaborating with researchers at Leiden University and Yogyakarta Institute of Arts to research societal change among marginalised indigenous people through the prism of the traditional and popular musical arts.
Rotary and Annie North Women’s Refuge, Bendigo
Associate Professor Merlyn Quaife is a member of Bendigo South Rotary Club that raises funds for Annie North Women’s Refuge and Bendigo Health Orthopaedics support group.
Teaching and Learning for the Next Generation
ANZCA Music Examinations
Associate Professor Rob Burke and Judith Dodsworth assess fellowships and advise on curriculum for ANZCA
Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
Australian Youth Orchestra
International Musicological Society
Professor John Griffiths is a Director of one of the world’s leading musicology organisations. The role of the Directorium is to develop and implement policy working towards the expansion of its European origins and to develop a global reach that will transform the cultural perspectives of the discipline.
Melbourne Youth Orchestra
Music Archive of Monash University
The Music Archive of Monash University has a long and successful record of connecting the university with international scholars, students, and the wider community, especially in the southeast corridor of Melbourne, through its regular presentation of concerts, exhibitions and international conferences.
Robert Chamberlain works with the Team of Pianists and National Trust of Australia (Victoria) for the Classical Music in Historic Venues concert series, now in its 26th year at Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom, as well as in other National Trust properties around Victoria. At the National Trust property Glenfern, in East St Kilda, he is co-planner and co-director of the Team of Pianists’ annual Spring Piano School, a school-holiday enrichment program for school-age piano students from metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and in 2019 from Shenzhen, China.
Sydney Youth Orchestra
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Judith Dodsworth is a guest auditor for Suzuki Music Australia’s vocal examinations.
Tyalgum Music Festival
Next Generation: Engaging Secondary School Music Students
Jordan Murray works with many of Victoria’s secondary schools to foster excellence in the areas of ensemble music performance, improvisation, music history and instrumental technique applicable to jazz performance.