Conservatorium of Music

Research Seminar Series

Alessandro Pittorino - Organ


Tunley Lecture Theatre

Free entry - all welcome 

A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

Semester 2 2017

All seminars are held on Tuesdays, commencing at 5.00pm in the Tunley Lecture Theatre.

01 Aug  - Euphina Yap (Honours presentation): Percussion in research and performance

08 Aug  - David Tunley: Unravelling the mystery of the French lyrical style in the Baroque period

15 Aug  - Claire Stokes

22 Aug  - Raymond Yong; Gaby Gunders 

29 Aug  - Joan Pietersen; Scott Collinson 

05 Sept - Bronwen Ackerman: Educating the Musical Athlete

12 Sept - Stephen Benfall: The compositions of John Exton; Steven Armstrong: TBC

19 Sept - Philip Shields; Lucas O’Brien  

03 Oct   - Reverend Dr John Shepherd: The Musical Revolution of The Reformation

10 Oct   - Jan Williams (USA): Breaking Sound Barriers: John, Henry, Lou and the Paul Price Legacy **4pm - 5.30pm**

17 Oct   - Honours Final Presentations 1

24 Oct   - Honours Final Presentations 2

31 Oct   - Honours Final Presentations 3

Full session details are available below.

Dr Richard Mills AM2017 Callaway Lecture

Presented in association with West Australian Opera

Dr Richard Mills AM

    Opera in the Mirror of History, Evolution or Extinction

    This year, the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Conservatorium of Music celebrate the 50th anniversary of UWA’s tertiary education partner, West Australian Opera in inviting Dr Richard Mills to deliver the 2017 Callaway Lecture.

    Richard Mills was artistic director of West Australian Opera for 15 years between 1997 and 2012 and is one of Australia’s most prolific and internationally recognised composers who pursues a diverse career as a composer, conductor and artistic director.

    He has held numerous prestigious posts, and received many scholarships, fellowships and awards including an AM, in 1999. He is currently Artistic Director of Victorian Opera, and has previously been Artistic Director of the West Australian Opera 1997–2012, Director of the Australian Music Project for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra 2002–2008 and Musica Viva’s Composer of the Year in 2008.

    Richard regularly conducts the leading orchestras and opera companies of Australia and has an extensive discography of orchestral works including his own compositions.

    In this year’s lecture, Dr Mills will explore contemporary possibilities for the art form of opera, via an analysis of the origins of the art form and an inspection of a sequence of transformatory moments in its history.

    Time and date

    • Thursday 7 September 2017, 6pm
    • Please join us for refreshments from 5.30pm