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Research

Doctor of Philosophy (Music Performance)

    • CRICOS Code: 056960M

    The experience

    Overview

    Student Experience

    My research focuses on Britten’s Violin Concerto. I am producing a performance manual for the written component of my PhD
    which examines the methodology I employed in learning the work (I performed the concerto with the University of Melbourne Symphony
    Orchestra in 2016), with an emphasis on the interpersonal relationship between the living performer and dead composer.

    Teaching as a casual violin lecturer at the MCM and working as an academic assistant has given me extra experience in the world of academia that will be really beneficial if I decide to pursue a career at a university. Music brings me so much joy, and I’ve worked so hard for twenty years on my craft. It’s such a blessing to now make a living out of my art form.

    Arna Morton, PhD (Music Performance)