New blow for School of Music staff

BELEAGUERED staff at the ANU School of Music suffered another blow to their self-esteem yesterday when the University advised that their claims for direct...
sweeney todd at ANU arts centre

Review / ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the ANU Arts Centre

Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Presented by ANU Interhall Productions and the ANU School of Music ANU Arts Centre until 13th August, 2016 6th August performance reviewed by Bill Stephens

Music School: ‘Never too late to recover,’ says Gill

AS reported at yesterday, Richard Gill, retiring music director of Victorian Opera, will soon be giving a lecture at the ANU on the...

Music school chief told to take leave

THE head of the ANU School of  Music, Prof Adrian Walter, has been instructed to take leave forthwith and to consider his options very...

Concert cancelled because of injury

IT was difficult enough moving out of the ANU School of  Music at a troubled time, but news is that while doing so, retiring...

ANU Council throws full support behind SoM upheaval

ANU Council has expressed its full support for the proposed changes to the School of Music that will see teaching jobs lost and a...

Five music staff rejected for jobs

AFTER voluntary departures, fears of across-the-board sackings at the ANU School of  Music were confirmed today. ANU management advised five academic staff, who had...

ANU student wins top guitar prize

EVEN as teaching staff at the ANU School of  Music Students pack their bags to depart under the university's new cost-cutting revisions, its students...

Alarm raised by changes in ANU music outreach programs

ALARM and consternation have spread around Canberra's music community in the past two weeks with news that the "Music Engagement Programme", delivered by the...

Music students show plenty of ‘fight’

A BEDRAGGLED but spirited group of ANU students bearing candles serenaded the ANU’s vice chancellor Prof Ian Young as he held a dinner last...

No “backdown”, says School of Music staff

ANU Music staff have greeted stories of a “backdown” over staff cuts by the vice chancellor, Ian Young, with disappointment and scepticism. A senior faculty...

Music crisis: ‘Step back’ says CSO

IN a letter to the editor written to “CityNews”, Canberra Symphony Orchestra CEO Henry Laska has called on Canberra’s cultural circles to “take a...

Lebedev’s guitar takes him to greater heights

WHAT a year it's been for classical guitarist Andrey Lebedev, one of guitar guru Timothy Kain’s finest students from the ANU School of Music,...

Justice Crew making their mark

EIGHT-time ARIA nominees Justice Crew will be at Canberra Vikings Club this Wednesday as part of their ‘Live & Local’ tour. Justice Crew are touring...

Sad subtext – Lancaster welcomes First Fleet piano to Perth, not Canberra

CANBERRA’S loss has been Perth’s gain as news filters through from the West that Australia’s first piano, which arrived on board the Sirius as...

School of Music mezzo wins aria contest

IN a week not notable for good news on the Canberra music front, "CityNews" has learnt of a big win for a voice student...

Manhattan School enters music school debate

A senior faculty member of  Manhattan School of Music has hit back at the ANU for naming her  institution in defending proposed changes to...

Music school shock: Walter off to Hong Kong job

HOT on news that the head of the ANU School of Music, Prof Adrian Walter, has taken leave, comes an announcement by the Hong...

‘Performer-scholars’ appointed to School of Music

THE Canberra music community has long been expecting news of appointments at the ANU School of Music with a scholarly and international bias and...

School of Music leader dies at the coast

Obituary / William Richard Hawkey MBE, OAM, January 1932 to February 2, 2019.






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