A new take on the string quartet

String Quartet The NOISE will launch their new album Stream and perform on Tuesday night as part of a residency at the ANU School of Music. Not your traditional string quartet, The...

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The NOISE ensemble

Andrew Farriss In Conversation: A Global Music Career

In a career spanning more than three decades, Andrew Farriss achieved global musical success as songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and backing vocalist with Australian band INXS, including 12...

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Andrew Farriss

50th Anniversary of the ANU School of Music

2015 marks 50 years since the Australian National University School of Music’s beginnings. We invite you to join us and share in the spoils of half a century with of educational excellence, and...

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Tweet 4 Us!

To celebrate 50 years since the beginning of the School of Music, we’re inviting you to become part of the celebrations in an unusual way, and tell your story for a day by tweeting as the School...

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Dr Calvin Bowman plays organ at Melbourne's White Night Festival

As part of Melbourne's 2015 ‘White Night Festival' - a traditional all-night celebration of light, art, theatre and music - the School of Music’s very own Calvin Bowman played organ for 12 hours...

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Scene from Melbourne's White Night Festival

Study Day: Current Work in Film Music / Sound Studies

The School of Music, Australian National University (Canberra), will host a study day on “Current Work in Film Music / Sound Studies” on Saturday 9 May this year. The program will feature keynote...

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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary ANU School of Music 1965 - 2015

2015 marks 50 years since the Australian National University School of Music’s beginnings. We invite you to join us and share in the spoils of half a century with of educational excellence, and one very big year.

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Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music is based around three Majors: Music Performance, Creative Musicianship (including Composition and Improvisation) and Musicology (including Ethnomusicology). You are also able to take a Minor in Music Technology.

Upon successful completion of the degree, you will have...

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Master of Music

What does music mean? Who is it for? And what might be its future?

We're not looking for students who know the answers; we're looking for students who ask the questions.

Enrolling in a Master of Music gives you the opportunity to explore the concepts and contexts of music guided by...

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Higher Degree Research programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) postgraduate research degrees are available.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students normally spend a minimum of three years at ANU, while part-time students spend up to six years....

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Bachelor of Music (Honours)

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) is characterised by the concept of music—be it performance, composition, or musicology — as a research-led process that explores questions relevant to our understanding of what it means to be human and of who we are.

The core of this program is the sub-...

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Updated:  12 June 2013/Responsible Officer:  Head, School of Music/Page Contact:  Development Officer