Deconstructing the music degree at the ANU School of Music

Last week we learnt with horror of the slashes to the teaching programme at the ANU School of Music.

As the School of Music’s own website acknowledges: “With over 1,200 graduates in its 45 year history, ANU School of Music alumni are scattered around Australia and the world, teaching, composing, performing and researching”. The school’s alumni include notable performers and teachers, amongst them Geoffrey Lancaster, Lamorna Nightingale and Sally Whitwell.

The cuts will see the demise of individual instrumental tuition, and dramatic reduction in the number of staff. These are the links to the press announcement, commentary from Sounds Like Sydney friend Mathisha Panagoda, the Facebook action group, and the You Tube clip of the announcement by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington and Head of the ANU School of Music Professor Adrian Walter.!/AnuSchoolOfMusicSaveYourDegree

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