Events From 2011

Music and Teenage Behaviour


On 17 October at 6pm Dr Katrina McFerran will talk about the powerful influence that music has on young people's lives.  FREE - bookings essential.

New Music and the Brain


On Monday 19 September at 6pm the very successful Music on the Mind series continues with A/Prof Neil McLachlan discussing how neuroscience can help develop new music theories and learning techniques. FREE - Bookings essential.

Stroke a Chord Choir Debut Performance


Stroke choir "Stroke a Chord" have their debut public performance on Saturday 17 September at 2pm at the Karralyka Centre, Ringwood.  Althought most members have lost their ability to speak, they celebrate their voice in song.

Music on the Mind - Music and Therapy


15 August 2011, 6pm, Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. FREE, bookings essential.

Music can be used therapeutically for people of all ages. Songs can be uplifting, and listening to music may activate imagery that alleviates pain, and transports the listener to a place of aesthetic beauty.

Join Prof Denise Grocke as she explores these aspects of music therapy and shares some of her real life experiences from clinical practice.

Attrition in graduate music programs: The influence of environmental and motivational factors


28 July 2011 Old Arts Theatre B 6pm

Patricia González, Professor of Music Education at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, discusses strategies to improve retention rates of graduate music programs and to foster successful development of graduate students as future researchers and practioners.

Music on the Mind: Musicians - born or made? Seminar and Recital


19 July 2011, 7.30pm. The Melbourne Recital Centre's new series "Music on the Mind" is launched by Prof Gary McPherson in a talk about giftedness and traits of child prodigies,  before Tiffany Poon, a 14 year-old piano prodigy, shares her talent in a recital performance. For more information click here.

The Wood and the Trees: Changing thinking in relation to music making


*NOTE NEW TIME 30 June 2011, 6pm, Old Arts Theatre D, University Of Melbourne Parkville Campus.

This is a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE hosted by the CMMW in association with the Australian Music and Psychology Society.  Bookings are required, please email