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Sample articles from past issues of Music Forum magazine

Over time, Music Forum covers a vast range of issues in the Australian and international music world. Everyone in music will find something of interest in this array of articles.

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Composers and Musicians

Conversation with Screen Composer Christopher Gordon - Sculpting Sound: New Bell Designs and Attitudes

By Neil McLachlan Vol 8 No 4 2002

From Outstation to Out There - Nabarlek; a music industry case study

By Gillian Harrison Vol 11 No 1 2004

Genevieve Lacey first MCA/Freedman Fellow

By Dick Letts Vol 7 No 6 2001

Marranu Manikay Bundurr - Manangrida Magic

By Simone de Haan Vol 11 No 2 2005

Roland Peelman Interview

By Anthony Linden Jones Vol 11 No 1 2004

Simone Young, First Lady of Hamburg

By Rosalind Appleby Vol 13 No 12 2007

Travels with the Baron

By Jeannie Marsh Vol 8 No 4 2002

 

Contemporary Music

Frigidity: Scenes, Spaces and Places of Australian Electronica and Hip Hop

By Eve Klein Vol 11 No 1 2004

Issues in Popular Music in Australia: A View from the Outside

By Martin Cloonan Vol 13 No 2 2007

Maya Jupiter - Crossing musical border from R&B to hip hop to salsa

By Tony Mitchell Vol 11 No 1 2004

 

Copyright Issues

Performers Need Copyright Too

By Lindy Morrison Vol 8 No 1 2003

Performing Rights for Screen

By Michelle O'Donnell Vol 8 No 5 2002

 

Music and Design

Inside the Architect’s Mind: Dick Letts interviews Barry McGregor, architect of the new Sydney Conservatorium building

By Dick Letts Vol 7 No 6 2001

Inside the Mind of the Acoustician: Dick Letts interviews Ed McCue about the acoustic design of the performing spaces at the new Sydney Conservatorium of Music

By Dick Letts Vol 8 No 1 2001

 

Music and Global Issues

A World Trade Primer

By Dick Letts Vol 6 No 6 2000

Bach on Globalisation

By Dagfinn Bach 2000

China: the Government Moves in Mysterious Ways

By Rosalind Appleby Vol 13 No 1 2006

(More than) 100 ways globalisation affects music

By Dick Letts Vol 6 No 5 2000

The Music Industry: Globalised and Spinning

By Dick Letts Vol 7 No 1 2000

Where are the Women?

By Jennifer Fowler Vol 13 No 1 2006

 

Music Education

A Postcard from Victoria: Can we really call this music education?

By Anne Lierse Vol 7 No 2 2001

Advocacy and Research in Music Education: Implications from the REAP Report

By Susan Wright Vol 8 No 1 2001

An alien context? Teaching music in indigenous Australian settings

By Robert G. Smith Vol 7 No 6 2001

“And off into the wild bush scrub they flew”

By Michelle Leonard Vol 14 No 2 2008 New!

Can Music in School Give Stimulus to Other School Subjects?

By Maria B. Spychiger Vol 5 No 6 1999

Dalcroze Eurhythmics in Australia

By Carol-Ann Bentley Vol 13 No 1 2006

Devil's Advocacy: Issues Facing Our Conservatoria as They Prepare Their Students for Careers in the 21st Century

By Dick Letts Vol 2 No 4 1996

Everybody Loves Virginia’s Music!

By Dick Letts Vol 12 No 3 2006

Learning to Sing: What's Happening Now?

By Rowena Cowley Vol 4 No 6 1998

Music Education – its Role in our Music Ecosphere

By Professor Kim Walker Vol 12 No 3 2006

Of music and oranges: Advocating the intangible?

By Kirsty Guster Vol 13 No 1 2006

Remaking the Conservatorium Agenda

By Peter Renshaw Vol 8 No 5 2002

Tatachilla Connects

By Tina Broad Vol 13 No 1 2006

The Future of Tertiary Music Training in Australia

By Michael Hannan Vol 7 No 3 2001

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Classroom Music

By Thomas Canter Vol 13 No 2 2007

The impact of the arts on learning: CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

By The Arts Education Partnership Vol 7 No 4 2001

The Training of Contemporary Popular Musicians

By Michael Hannan Vol 7 No 1 2000

What About Early Childhood Music Education?

By Peter De Vries Vol 12 No 4 2006

Why Doesn't Your Town Have its Own Music School?

By Dick Letts Vol 3 No 1 1996

What honeymoon?

By Helen Lancaster Vol 13 No 2 2007

Why teach music in schools? Changing values since the 1850s

By Robin S. Stevens Vol 9 No 2 2003

Will a Music Education Truly Make Your Johnny a Genius?

By Dick Letts Vol 5 No 5 1999

 

Music Issues

Are artists still the vanguard? Or, does it matter?

By Marian Pastor Roces Vol 7 No 6 2001

Australian Music on Community Radio

Vol 13 No 1 2006

Controlling the Music; Controlling the listener

By Steven Brown and Ulrik Volgsten Vol 6 No 3 2000

Interactivity: The new dimension of mass media

By Herb Peppard Vol 2 No 4 1996

Is cultural capital important for economic growth?

By Hans Hoegh-Guldberg Vol 14 No 1 2007

JAZZ CO-ORDINATION: R.I.P.

By Mark Isaacs Vol 9 No 3 2003

More about What a Recording Contract Really Says

By Fred Wilhelms Vol 9 No 3 2003

State of the Art: the long and painful coma of the Sydney music scene New!

By Hugh Nicholas Vol 13 No 3 2006

The Arts; Benefit to Business- a businessman talks to his colleagues

By Richard Pratt Vol 5 No 6 1999

The Brokerage of Cultural Music.

By Fotis Kapetoloulos Vol 4 No 6 1998

Too many players on the ground? The painful transition from CD sales to online music sales

By Dagfinn Bach Vol 13 No 2 2007

What a Recording Contract Really Says

By Fred Wilhelms Vol 9 No 1 2002

What do musicians do for a living?

By Dawn Bennett Vol 14 No 2 2008 New!

 

Music Making

40 YEARS ON: The Opera Singer in Australia in 1996

By Moffatt Oxenbould Vol 3 No 1 1996

‘Aussie Wildcard’ at the Merola Opera Program

By Katherine Tier Vol 13 No 1 2006

Changing Voices

By Joy Conolly Vol 12 No 4 2006

Classical Recording – From the Inside

By Klaus Heymann Vol 12 No 4 2006

Crossing Roper Bar

By Julien Wilson Vol 13 No 1 2006

New Music: Now! - Young Composers, their work and ideas

By Paul Stanhope Vol 5 No 1 1998

So you want to be a choral conductor!

By Dick Letts and the Australian National Choral Association Vol 5 No 5 1999

Venezuela – Saving Lives Through Music

By Shirley Apthorp Vol 12 No 3 2006

WAY OUT WEST: Making Music in the South West Corner of New South Wales

By Helen Burnhan and Margaret Mikulin Vol 7 No 6 2001

 

Music Policy

A Digital Agenda for Music

By Michael Hannan Vol 9 No 3 2003

A Private Member’s Motion to Federal Parliament on Behalf of Music Education in Schools

By Chris Pearce MP Vol 9 No 4 2003

Australia home to new international arts federation

By Sarah Gardner Vol 7 No 4 2001

Indigenous Communal Moral Rights

Arts Law Vol 13 No 1 2006

Music as a charitable activity?

By Dick Letts Vol 7 No 3 2001

Payola is back

By Dick Letts Vol 8 No 6 2002

National Review of School Music Education: report from the National Workshop

By Tina Broad Vol 13 No 1 2006

The future for our orchestras

By Dick Letts Vol 2 No 5 1996

The Nugent Rescue

By Dick Letts Vol 6 No 3 2000

 

Music Psychology

Music and Human Evolution

By Alan R Harvey Vol 14 No 2 2008 New!

 

Music Resources

Introducing the online Early Music Directory of Australia

By Rosalind Halton Vol 11 No 2 2005

Music at the National Library of Australia

By RoByn Holmes Vol 7 No 4 2001

The Australian Jazz Archive: making a future for the past.

By Bruce Johnson Vol 7 No 4 2001

To Sing Their Voices Eternal

By Aaron Corn Vol 13 No 2 2007

 

 

Music Therapy

Hello in There

By Kirstin Robertson-Gillam Vol 13 No 2 2007

Singing for self-healing, health and wellbeing

By Jane W. Davidson Vol 14 No 2 2008 New!

Sound the Soul: Music Therapy and Cancer Patients

By Emma O’Brien Vol 11 No 2 2005