For a multicultural student body, music education is a bridge to wider achievement

Renee Crawford
The intrinsic and extrinsic benefits of a music education are valuable to all but especially for a multicultural student body.

This Musical World: An ‘Interspecies Collaboration’

Mandy Stefanakis
Music inspired by the call of Australia's pied butcher-bird - the life work of Hollis Taylor.

The Uluru Statement is not a vague idea of ‘being heard’ but deliberate structural reform

Gabrielle Appleby
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a call for structural reform to the Australian political system, in the form of a First Nations Voice

INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Cameron Undy: Ghost Frequency

Cameron Undy
Cameron Undy has a passion for music - the double bass, and science, which he brings together in a very original way.

Monash University plans to terminate its musicology subjects. Why does this matter?

Peter Tregear
The decision to terminate musicology prompts the big questions about what kinds of knowledge universities should preserve, discover and teach.

Links Between the Neurobiology of Oxytocin and Human Musicality

Alan Harvey
Many characteristics of the biology of the hormone oxytocin mirror the diverse effects that music has on human cognition and emotion, providing a link to the important role music has played throughout human evolutionary history and helping to explain why music remains a special prosocial human asset.

At moments like these, we need a cultural policy

Julian Meyrick, Julianne Schultz and Justin O'Connor
Despite the cultural sector's especially perilous situation in the COVID emergency, the Commonwealth Government has shown little interest or concern. A national cultural policy is urgently needed.

INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Cheetham, Deborah: One Day in January, Finding Dutala

Deborah Cheetham
Pioneer of participation of Australian Indigenous people in performance of classical music describes circumstances and initiatives.

Kids who learn clause chain languages are quicker to develop complex sentences

Hannah Sarvasy
The structure of some languages advantages learning. Are there parallels in music?

Lost Operas of Oz

Stuart Maunder
State Opera of South Australia has committed to the second or subsequent production of operas from the 20C by Australian composers.

INSIDE THE MUSICIAN. Perica, Vanessa: Freeing the Voice Within

Vanessa Perica
Vanessa Perica has come to public attention with the release of a recording of her compositions by a superb jazz big band. This article describes her view of her musical world.