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The Monash Art Ensemble (MAE) is a collaboration between the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music (SZCSoM) and Monash University Academy of Performing Arts, and has enjoyed philanthropic support from The Vizard (2012-2017) and Salzer (2016-) Foundations. The MAE commissions, performs and records new, mainly Australian, work for a mixed ensemble ranging in size from around ten to twenty players.

Recent release

Here Now Hear is comprised of nine innovative Australian works commissioned and recorded by the Monash Art Ensemble between 2017-2019. It features an eclectic mix of contemporary cross-genre music by significant Australian composers: Paul Grabowsky, Kate Neal, Andrew Ford, Robert Burke, Cat Hope, Marc Hannaford, Paul Williamson, Johannes Luebbers and Sandy Evans.

View promotional video here.

Hear Now Hear


Robert Salzer Foundation