‘One last jam’ — Jazz goes out on a high note

READERS have noticed how often bands emanating from the ANU  School of Music have been using been using the words “last”, “the final,” or as in...

Farewell music professor, hello tutor

EVEN as the ANU is shunting its teaching staff at the School of Music out the door, it’s busy replacing them—but at a much...

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...

Students angered by School of Music upheaval

IN what seemed to angry ANU music students to be a devastating blow to professional music in Canberra and the reputation of the School...

School of Music leader dies at the coast

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

Opinion: music according to Orwell

  IN an announcement replete with Orwellian phrases, the vice chancellor of the ANU, Prof Ian Young, yesterday jettisoned the School of Music’s professional and...

‘Twelfth Night’ hell-bent on laughs

"SOME are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them," actor Jerry Hearn was intoning on stage at Theatre 3...

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...

Opinion: Politics has lost interest in excellence

Dr Geoff Davies, retired geophysicist and visiting fellow at the ANU, says the ANU faces a long, hard road led by a politicised Council

Opinion: ANU holds fast on ‘arrogant’ changes

NOTHING could be more predictable than ANU vice-chancellor Ian Young’s response late last week to the more than 700 submissions made to him over...





Van Gogh’s famous ‘Sunflowers’ coming to town

The world’s most famous sunflowers will be paying a visit to the National Gallery of Australia in March.


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