Sample articles from past issues of Music Forum magazine
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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 and Human Evolution
By Alan R Harvey Vol 14 No 2 2008 New!
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
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