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Today's date is Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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 May 2020
Tuesday 12
8:00 - EVENT - 2020 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering Online Event : An online event for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners Website | More Information
Slope Stability 2020 will provide a forum for open pit mining and civil engineering practitioners, consultants, researchers and suppliers worldwide to exchange views on best practice and state-of-the-art slope technologies. Best practice with respect to pit slope investigations, design, implementation and performance monitoring will be discussed during the symposium.

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents:Callaway Centre Research Seminar Series : Alex Allen & Jet Kye Chong Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education, where a thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

Our free weekly seminar series showcases presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week we'll hear from 2 honours students, Alex Allen & Jet Kye Chong.

Alex Allen - Contrary States: Dialectical Aesthetics in William Blake and Jacob Ter Veldhuis’ The Garden of Love

Contemporary Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis’ work The Garden of Love for oboe and soundtrack (2002) recontextualises William Blake’s poem of the same name from his Songs of Innocence and Experience (1789-1794). The work juxtaposes two disparate aesthetics, here considered as the ‘divine’ and ‘earthly’, which can be seen to represent Ter Veldhuis’ style at large. Ter Veldhuis harnesses these contrasting aesthetics in The Garden of Love to depict Blake’s antithetical allegory for the conflict between individual spirituality and organised religion. I suggest that Blake’s dialectics can be used as a lens through which we can understand Ter Veldhuis’ eclectic style, which has so far resisted definition due to its disparate and contrary basis. Through the interplay of his disparate aesthetics in The Garden of Love, Ter Veldhuis embodies Blakean dialectical philosophy threefold: he represents contraries as co-substantiating equals, asserts the inherent dualism of contraries, and denounces moral judgements that engender negation

Bio: Alexandra is an honours student completing her studies in oboe performance at the UWA Conservatorium.

Jet Kye Chong - Predicting marimba stickings with neural networks

In marimba music, ‘stickings’ are the choices of mallets used to strike each note, and they significantly influence both the physical facility and expressive quality with which the music may be played. Choosing ‘good’ stickings and evaluating one’s stickings are necessary steps in learning music, but they can be slow and difficult tasks, often relying on trial-and-error vaguely guided by past experience. This is the ‘sticking problem’, which can impede technical and musical development, and hinder the learning of music. In this study, a machine learning approach is employed to address the sticking problem by predicting and annotating stickings in 4-mallet marimba music as suggestions for marimbists.

A 32,000-sample dataset is constructed from exercises in Leigh Howard Stevens’ Method of Movement for Marimba by digitally transcribing the pitch and duration data of notes in each exercise, then iterating through keys, ranges on the instrument, and valid sticking annotations. Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) neural networks are constructed and fit to this dataset over a range of hyperparameters. K-Fold cross validation and qualitative testing are conducted on the models, yielding a maximum quantitative accuracy 77.99% (±0.32%) from a bidirectional sigmoid-activation LSTM model, and a maximum qualitative accuracy of 63% consistent across models. The discrepancies between quantitative and qualitative metrics are discussed, but promising results invite further development and study in this fiel

Bio: Jet Kye Chong is an emerging Australian composer and percussionist completing a Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons.) majoring in Mathematics and Music.

Free entry - join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 312 470 079) or click HERE

Contact details: [email protected]
Thursday 14
16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Updates on the Structural Analysis of the Phanom-Surin Ship in Thailand More Information
This paper presents current results of my ongoing research on the 9th-century Phanom-Surin ship (PSN) in Thailand. It aims to understand the PNS site and its connections within the Indian Ocean World (IOW) in the 1st millennium CE. The PNS ship was constructed in the sewn-plank fashion in which the planks were fastened by Arenga pinnate cordage with continuous stitching patterns over wadding. The sewn-plank tradition is still practiced today in the Arabian Sea region and eastern coast of India, although some structural attributes have been transformed and developed. In this presentation, I would like to highlight the understanding of the PNS' plank fastening technique in comparison with the other sewn-plank vessels known in the IOW shipbuilding traditions. Primarily, there are two types of sewing patterns: single-wadding and double-wadding. I mainly focus on the double-wadding method as exhibited on the PNS. The paper also provides information on the fastening of planks with other structures particularly keel, stem and sternpost. Wadding materials and fastening cordage, confirmed as Southeast Asian origin, are integrated into the discussion.

Abhirada is now in the final year of her doctoral degree in maritime archaeology at the University of Western Australia. Over the course of years, she has been working actively and closely with the Thai Government in relation to maritime and underwater cultural heritage. She is particularly interested in shipwreck studies and maritime history of Southeast Asia ad the broader Indian Ocean. Her current research focuses on the maritime connections if the Indian Ocean World in the 1st millennium CE through the study of the Phanom-Surin shipwreck in the Samut Sakhot province, Thailand.

Zoom Session Details: ID: 987 4461 1972 Password: 024375

17:30 - FREE LECTURE - UCC Tech Talk #3: Exploring the Tinc VPN : Learn about how to set up a Virtual Private Network using Tinc. Website | More Information
Join the University Computer Club online on Thursday, May 14 from 17:30 to learn more about Virtual Private Networks and how to set one up using the free open-source software, Tinc.

To attend the session, just use this link to join us: https://meetings.ucc.asn.au/b/mte-uta-4ya
Friday 15
11:00 - SEMINAR - Asian Studies Seminar Series 2020 : “Because Korean is cool” Adolescent learners’ vision, motivation and the study of the Korean language More Information
Despite Australia being a multicultural and multilingual country, the number of school leavers who have learnt a foreign language is extremely low. Previous research has pointed to the lack of understanding of what a language represents for its speaker and learners as the main reason for the failure of past language policies. To address this issue, this study focuses on Australian middle and high school students of Korean as a foreign language in order to understand the variety of perceptions that learners have of their future language self. Forty-four students took part in an online Q methodology sorting task and the analysis reveals the presence of three main points of view related to the future language self. The first point of view is related to the enjoyment of Korean popular culture. The second point of view is characterised by the desire to learn more foreign languages. The third point of view is characterised by the vision of becoming a fluent speaker of Korean and to potentially study in Korea in the future. Discussion of these three points of view highlights the importance of the role of the teacher in shaping the motivation of young learners, and of instruction activities able to make use of student’s imaginations in order to build and sustain long-term motivation.

Dr Nicola Fraschini is lecturer in Asian Studies, School of Social Sciences.

Zoom Session Details:

Link -> https://uwa.zoom.us/j/97019686049?pwd=S0x1cHBzU29yblEwMFU0TTUrRWV4dz09

Password: 335442

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Towards Zero Waste: An Ethnographic Study of Infrastructure and Waste-Related Education in Sumbawa, Indonesia More Information
The overflowing landfills, clogged up rivers, filthy beaches, and the dangerous ways in which humans and non-humans alike interact with waste may be "the most visceral expression of the Anthropocene" (Eriksen 2018). Thus, as elsewhere in the world, people in Indonesia are now trying to find ways to tame their waste. Local commentators and politicians all recognise that the issue of waste cannot be addressed y infrastructure alone. Instead, bins, trucks and landfills must move alongside the shifts in individual behaviour. My PhD project explores the interactions between waste management infrastructure and waste-related education in Indonesia, where civil society, non-governmental and private sector organisations work in tandem with local governments to improve coordination of waste management efforts and to change everyday behaviour related to waste. The project focuses on efforts that are being played out on the island of Sumbawa, in Western Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

In this seminar, I will share some early findings from the project and will invite you to discuss the conceptual and analytical framework that had to be carved out in order to examine the couplings between infrastructure and education. For this, I have turned to the neologism 'zero waste', a term which has also been adopted by the government of NTB for its waste-related development program, as a means to structure my thesis into three main analytics- revaluation, reassembling and transformation- and to extend the scope of the project so as to accommodate a more desk-oriented approach involving such approaches as policy analysis in the light of Covid-19 restrictions.

Zoom Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/95457334331?pwd=c1k5QjFMWGhuWUFMS3FocnFIMms5dz09 Meeting ID: 954-5733-4331 Password: 428153

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Keeping Time: Work, Temporality and Subjectivity Among Independent Musicians in Perth More Information
In 2017 musicians not signed to major music labels, known as independent musicians, constituted the fastest growing sector of the global music industry. Technological shifts have radically altered the political economy of the music. This has impacted the labour process of independent musicians. This multimedia thesis analyses these shifts through the subject of time, by using the concept of time-discipline. Many argue, the attitudes that independent musicians have towards commercialisation, their work and themselves as workers, are changing. Scholars suggest musicians are adopting the subjectivity of an entrepreneur. This suggestion has implications for how these workers understand, experience and practice their work time. However, there is a lack of literature that makes the matter of work time among independent musicians the central focus of this research. Using ethnographic film, this thesis explores the subject of work, time and subjectivity among independent musicians in Perth. It is clear that these musicians are engaging in forms of work time-discipline in response to short-term precarity and long-term career uncertainty. This thesis argues that time-discipline among these musicians can be understood as a necessary form of temporal optimisation, which is indicative of an entrepreneurial subjectivity.

Bio

Nathan Hugh Robert is an honours student. His research examines the sociology of work, time and subjectivity. His thesis project envolves a written exegesis as well as an enthrographic documentary film. Outside of his thesis, Nathan is interested in the subjects of neoliberalism, ideology, creative labour, anarchy and masculinity.

Zoom Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/95457334331?pwd=c1k5QjFMWGhuWUFMS3FocnFIMms5dzo9 Password: 428153
Thursday 21
16:00 - SEMINAR - Trash to Treasure: Minimising the environmental impacts of mine wastes and byproducts Website | More Information
Did you know over 7 billion tonnes of tailings and 56 billion tonnes of waste rock are produced worldwide each year during mining and extractive processes.

Dr Talitha Santini will take you on a visual journey to explain the generation of tailings and waste rock, explore the challenges for remediation and closure of mine sites, and present the promising pathways being explored by researchers at UWA for improved remediation and reuse of these materials.

16:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series 2020- Zoom Edition : Missing figures in the history of archaeology. Why and how should we tell the story of the first women archaeologists in the Pacific? More Information
25 years ago, historian of science Margaret Rossiter described the ‘Matilda effect’: the historical process through which female scientists were written out of history. Although research in the history of science has been working to identify and rectify this bias for the past 40 years, such endeavours have been less numerous with respect to the social sciences. The history of archaeology has in turn produced narratives that are fundamentally gender biased. In the Pacific, the history of archaeology is a new field of research, which provides a unique chance to write a more inclusive and multifaceted history of the discipline from the start.

In this talk I will present the background and rationale for a new research project that aims to respond to Rossiter’s plea to future scholars: “to write a more equitable and comprehensive history and sociology of science that not only does not leave all the ‘Matildas’ out, but calls attention to still more of them”. I will also talk about some of these Pacific Matildas, and what the first clues we can gather about their stories tell us both about the historical place of women in the field and the place of women in the history written about the field. Indeed, there are two sides to the hidden aspect of women in the history of archaeology (or science generally), and both will be explored by the project: (i) what factors constrained women to long remain a minority in the discipline and (ii) why are the women who did manage to contribute difficult to discern in historical records? As archaeologists, we are trained to be aware that in archaeological deposits ‘absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’. In the history of our discipline we now need to be conscious of the voices hidden in the silences of the archives.

Session Details: ID: 939 6035 9142 Password: 969608
Friday 22
13:30 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series 2020- Zoom Edition : Understanding How Indigenous Language Programs Work More Information
As Indigenous language loss accelerates, language revitalisation has taken shape in different forms across the globe, engaging people in the task of supporting endangered languages with various language programs. Programs address diverse needs of local speech communities through methods such as immersion, bilingual education, adult language learning, and language nests. While many types of revitalisation programs exist, their success is varied, often undocumented, and hard to measure. This research seeks to establish theories on which methods of revitalisation are effective and how contextual factors of program implementation affect the outcomes. I present initial findings as well as plans for research going forward. I glean theories through a combination of interviews with stakeholders, literature review, and personal experience. I will also seek to establish a co-designed evaluation methodology based on realist evaluation, a theory-driven approach that focuses on not only what is happening in a language program, but more important why, how, for whom, and in which circumstances. Furthermore, in many speech communities, 'grassroots' language revitalisation is taking place (cf Warlpiri Light and Gurindji Kriol). These newer varieties are argued to have the same connection to identity as traditional languages. I will explore acceptance of emerging codes, such as Kriol, as well as how support for these varieties might help increase vitality in traditional languages. Understanding how language programs work, for whom and in which circumstances will enable development of language programs that are sensitive to local contexts and in doing so, are more effective.

Brandon is a PhD Student at Charles Darwin University exploring how language revitalisation works and how to increase language vitality of Indigenous languages. Brandon taught English as a second language for ten years in various places around the world. In 2014, he graduated with a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, focusing on endangered language vitality. In 2017, he moved to Kununurra, Western Australia to work at Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring Language and Culture Centre. At Mirima Dawang Woorlab-gerring, Brandon facilitated the Miriwoong Language Nest Program, a program that teaches the Miriwoong language to school children at early childhood education centres and primary schools in Kununurra. Working with the Miriwoong community inspired him pursue his PhD in Indigenous language revitalisation.

Zoom Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/95596804710?pwd=YlpqTnBIOUtuOWtsQ1krZVpMaWMwUT09 Password: 239502

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : From Argentina to Australia: A Multi-Scale Ethnographic Study of Argentines Residing in Perth More Information
Abstract

This research project aims to contribute to the understanding of Argentinian migration in Australia. Using Castles’ concept of social transformation, the goal is to explore, from a single case study, how transformations are reflected in the narratives, and how this change becomes a shift in social relationships so profound that it affects virtually all forms of social interaction. Adopting a multi-scalar approach, at micro level, I focus on home-building practices and how the sense of belonging is transformed through these practices. At a meso level, I explore the existence of transnational social and care support networks together with any community formation process. At a macro level, I explore how the temporariness and permanency of the Australian Migration Scheme is lived by this group of migrants. Ethnographic research exploring the narratives of temporary and permanent residents that arrived in Australia between 1975 and the present will be conducted.

Bio

Bernardo Tomás Dewey is a PhD student in the School of Social Science at the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on Argentinian migration to Australia with special interest on home-building practices, social networks, temporary and permanent visas. His other research interest centres on migration, neoliberalism, globalization, inequality and questions of identity and belonging, as well as methodologies in migration studies. He completed his BA in Sociology at Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. He worked for Fundacion Haciendas Maya, conducting ethnographic research in Indigenous communities in southern Mexico. He then worked for the Max Planck Institute in south Buenos Aires, Argentina conducting research on Bolivian and Peruvian migration working at “La Salada”, the biggest informal market in Latin America. After working four years for the Department of Education of Western Australia, Bernardo decided to continue his academic career at UWA.

Zoom Session Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/91735014313?pwd=WUxHbzljTHFWRktTTjYrUEhod0RYdz09 Password: 316410

14:30 - SEMINAR - Anthropology and Sociology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Silk Road Geoculturalisms: Building Cultural Corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative More Information
Abstract

The presentation introduces the broad methodology of the study, which is oriented around developing the concept of geocultural in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In particular, it seeks to understand geoculturalism as a new approach; as a process of ‘re’drawing of geographies and ‘re’organisation of culture in Asian Silk Road cities with Buddhist heritage in the wake of BRI. Using this framework, China’s use of Buddhist heritage as a geocultural form in Buddhist cities of Asia will be interrogated to identify how the emerging cultural infrastructure and cultural economy is transforming these cities into geocultural hubs. A qualitative data-driven, place-based approach will be adopted to examine the emergence and factors that contribute to the development of geoculturalism. This study chooses three Asian cities that are being rapidly developed as Silk Road Buddhist cities. Fieldwork in Lumbini (Nepal), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Lanzhou (China) will be conducted to investigate the process of emerging geoculturalisms and how this plays across different contexts.

Bio

Rani Singh is a PhD candidate in the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Western Australia, supervised by Prof Tim Winter and Dr Yu Tao. Her PhD, ‘Silk Road Geoculturalisms: Building Cultural Corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative’ explores geoculturalism as a new approach; as a process of ‘re’drawing of geographies and the ‘re’organisation of culture in Asian Silk Road cities through the use of shared Buddhist heritage. By interrogating Buddhist heritage as a geocultural form, Rani looks at the ways in which the cultural corridors of BRI are transforming Asia’s cities.

Zoom Session Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/91735014313?pwd=WUxHbzljTHFWRktTTjYrUEhod0RYdz09 Password: 316410
Thursday 28
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - The Poetry of Science Website | More Information
Poetry and science might be seen by many people to be rather odd bedfellows. However, poetry offers a powerful tool through which to bring together different audiences, and to give voice to those audiences that are often underserved and underheard by science.

Dr Sam Illingworth will introduce you to how poetry can be used to develop dialogue between scientists and non-scientists, leading to creative solutions to developing inclusive research governance for all.
Friday 29
13:30 - SEMINAR - Linguistics Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Ngalimi bidagu yan.guwa furnace-di “From the quiet, into The Furnace”: Translating a sleeping language for a feature film More Information
Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the process of translating scenes for a feature film “The Furnace” into Badimaya language. Badimaya is a language of the Midwest, belonging to the area around the town of Mt Magnet. We will discuss the many facets of this project, from the translation and community consultation, to liaising with the production team and the actors, to language advocacy and intellectual rights.

Short Bio:

The seminar will be presently jointly by former and current representatives of the Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga Language Centre in Geraldton, Western Australia and people involved in the production of the film. • Jacqui Cook is a linguist at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga • Dr James Bednall is a linguist at Groote Eylandt Language Centre (previously at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga) • Godfrey Simpson is a language specialist at Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga • Rosie Sitorus is a Bundiyarra-Irra Wangga coordinator • Roderick McKay is the director of “The Furnace”

Zoom Session Details: Link:https://uwa.zoom.us/j/98293946384?pwd=NnVDWGllYmVEcUc5dU5DK0dEVkRjdz09 Password: 091066

14:30 - SEMINAR - SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES SEMESTER 1, 2020- Zoom Edition : MARITIME POWER POLITICS IN THE INDO PACIFIC: THE REDISCOVERY OF SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDS IN THE 21st CENTURY More Information
Infrastructure hubs, such as ports are crucial sites for exploring new political geographies created by dynamic power relations. Infrastructures have long been taken as an indicator for state authority, border security, mobility and the possibility of becoming modern, of having a future, and of foreclosing of that possibility. (Larkin 2013). They are the fundamental basis for internal and external connectivity, an integral part of political geography that enables various registers of power to map onto each other, and more importantly represent a particular space which is a product of spatialized power and politics and meanwhile is capable of opening up new possibilities for space making. This research project investigates the transformations of political geographies around infrastructure hubs in Pacific Island Countries (PICs) funded by the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), especially the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Partnerships (IPP) in light of the topological frame of space and power.

To decode the shifts in political geographies around infrastructure, this project adopts topologies of power and space that incorporates the topographical surface as a component of topological spaces. This topological framework entails two approaches in understanding power and infrastructure. The first focuses on the multiple spaces of infrastructure sites: topographical, networked relational, and imaginary. The second approach captures the power relations that are folded into the multifaceted spaces: registers of power involved in space-making and distortion of proximities and distances, presence and absence, here and there. The analysis answers to: how various registers of power and authority are exercised, what and how new topological possibilities are created through the folding, stretching or distorting of relationships of power. The two approaches work together to interrogate the transformation of political geographies around infrastructure nodes.

Zhixin Chen is a PhD candidate at UWA researching maritime power politics and the rediscovery of islands in the Indo-Pacific region. Her research focuses on how the two regional architectures, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Partnerships, map onto each other and increase visibility of ports and islands in global outlook. She received her BA in the School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and an MA in the Australian Studies Centre in BFSU.

Zoom Session Details: Link: https://uwa.zoom.us/j/92844269291?pwd=ZHJ1emJIb3NEbzVTMDE2cnNzZ3pFZz09 Password: 481084

 June 2020
Thursday 04
15:00 - SEMINAR - Archaeology Seminar Series- Zoom Edition : Bodies in Motion: Telling Social Stories of Mobility with Scientific Data More Information
The last several decades have seen a revolution in methods for understanding human mobility. Between the increasing precision of isotopic data and the obvious power of ancient genetic information, we are seeing major narrative shifts in how we talk about the movement of people, ideas and technologies in the past. These stories of past people’s movements catch the public interest because mobility in the present in highly politicized, regulated, and differentially accessible. What does it mean for a person to have journeyed in the past or a migration to have occurred? How do we interpret patterns of mobility which appear to differ by biological sex? How might a past person or group’s experience of mobility impact their identity? In this talk, I will reflect on these questions through a series of case studies drawn from later European prehistory.

Catherine Frieman is an Associate Professor of European Archaeology at the Australian National University. She is lead CI of an ARC DP exploring scientific mobility studies and an ARC DECRA working on a project about innovation and conservatism. Other research interests include lithic technology, skeuomorphism, and later prehistoric northwest Europe. Her first true love remains flint daggers.

Zoom Session Details: Session ID: 950 8402 7436 Password: 017933

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Science Exchange Series - What can I actually do with my drone? Website | More Information
Drone use has grown faster than a global pandemic! As a society we have come to appreciate drones and remote sensors as affordable tools that enable high resolution and on-demand data collection.

Join Dr Nik Callow (Senior Lecturer and UWA Chief Remote Pilot) as he explores the purpose of drones as useful remote sensing tools in research, teaching and industry. He will explore the strengths and weaknesses of both drones and sensors (RGB, multispectral, thermal) and walk through the simple steps, critical to those involved in drone work.
Friday 05
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite Classical Guitarists in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Guitars Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald.

An internationally recognised performer and passionate teacher, Jonathan had the privilege of learning under classical guitar virtuoso and Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux, Dr Nicholas Goluses and world renowned lutenist Paul O'Dette. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he has led the UWA guitar studio since 2016 and is deeply committed to the success of his students.

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

Jonathan will review your videos and provide practical and personalised feedback that will help you succeed in your upcoming exams
Monday 08
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual String Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite violin, viola, cello and double bass players in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Violins Shaun Lee-Chen.

Shaun is a dedicated teacher and internationally celebrated performer with a special interest in historical performance and 19th century violin pedagogy. He was a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) for more than a decade before taking up the position of Artist in Residence at the UWA Conservatorium of Music. Shaun is also the Concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra (ABO) and has worked as a soloist with WASO, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

We'll be holding a 'live' masterclass via Zoom on Monday 8 June at 4pm. Students and teachers are welcome to join the masterclass as observers too, just register to attend via Facebook and we'll provide the Zoom details closer to the day.
Tuesday 09
16:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Virtual Keyboard Masterclass Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This June, we invite Pianists in Yrs 10-12 to join our free virtual masterclass with UWA Chair of Keyboard and Performance Studies, Graeme Gilling.

Graeme has enjoyed a highly successful career as a soloist, recitalist and teacher and has been a pianist with the WA Symphony Orchestra (WASO) since 1986. He has performed with WA Opera, WA Arts Orchestra, and WA Ballet, as well as beside many distinguished international artists such as Gerald English, Raphael Wallfisch, Bonita Boyd, Michel Debost, Jane Rutter, Gordon Hunt, Sara Macliver and Caitlin Hulcup

To participate in this free masterclass, simply record yourself performing your exam pieces and upload the video to the facebook event (simply click on "Discussion", then "Add Photo/Video), or send a link of your recording to [email protected] by Friday 5 June.

We'll be holding a 'live' masterclass via Zoom on Tuesday 9 June at 4pm. Students and teachers are welcome to join the masterclass as observers too, just register to attend via Facebook and we'll provide the Zoom details closer to the day.

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