University of Melbourne Magazine

Music finds a new beat

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    Melbourne’s musical reputation will be enhanced by a new Conservatorium at the heart of the city’s Arts Precinct. The $104.5 million building has been designed by John Wardle Architects for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    Plans for the new building include a 443-seat auditorium, with classes due to start in 2019. Existing Conservatorium buildings on the Parkville campus, including the renowned Melba Hall, will be retained.

    The new building will be a striking addition to the Southbank campus of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

    To mark the announcement, Sonia Harford profiles some of the brilliant talent to emerge from the Faculty.