Prof Jane Ginsborg (Royal Northern College Of Music) 3 March 6pm


6:00 pm

Professor Jane Ginsborg from the Royal Northern College of Music is visiting the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in March 2014. As part of her residency she will present the following seminar.

Title: Exposing the dynamics of the duo: Singers’ and pianists’ collaborative rehearsal and performance.

Date: 3 March 2014

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Babel-G03 (Lower Theatrette in the Babel Building, The University of Melbourne Parkville campus).

Abstract: Until relatively recently, research on musicians’ practising and memorising strategies has largely focused on solo performance. Over the past ten years Jane has been exploring different aspects of collaborative musicians’ rehearsal and performance in a series of longitudinal, practice-based case studies involving her own duo. She will talk about these, and other studies involving student and professional duos, and the implications of their findings both for collaborative and individual preparation for performance.

Jane is the Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise at the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK. She has a broad range of research interests and activities, including:

  • The social and cognitive processes underlying experts’ individual and collaborative rehearsal and performance.
  • Expert musicians’ approaches to practising and memorizing
  • Interdisciplinary Research on Singing

Jane has published widely, both as single author and in collaboration with other luminary figures in the Music Psychology field.  For more information, see Jane's website: