School of Music gains world-leading Digital Hub

Over the next six to eight months, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music will gain phenomenal new music facilities, resulting in an improved education experience for music students at Monash University.

Thanks to a generous donation from David Li AM, Deputy Chair of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a world-class Digital Hub will replace the existing music studio, enabling incoming and outgoing audio-visual streams that will globalise students’ learning experience by empowering them to engage in real-time performance and teaching opportunities with musical heroes around the world. It will be leveraged for collaborative performance experiences and the creation of digital portfolios for all Music students.

The facility will consist of a central control room flanked by two live rooms, and linked to other performance spaces in the school of music. It will vastly enhance the studio experience for both engineers and performers, introducing more flexible teaching possibilities in a modern and professional studio environment.

‘The Digital Hub has become a reality thanks to David Li's generous support for innovation and international exchange in tertiary music education, and the commitment of Monash Arts and Monash University to the study and experience of music,’ said Professor Cat Hope, Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. ‘This world-leading facility will increase opportunities for us to participate in the international exchange of knowledge and creativity, and provide high quality recordings for all music students at Monash.’

‘Our composition and music technology students will thrive in this fantastic teaching environment for music creation.’

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