Correct, but not beautiful performance: Deciphering the hidden messages in 19th century notation

Dates: 27-30 September 2018
Location: Recital Hall East and Atrium, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney

This four-day event brings together musicians interested in exploring the meaning of notation from the 1800s. Join us as we experimentally apply well-documented 19th century expressive practices in performance.

New books on tertiary creative arts

The team at Springer have sent recent details of new releases that might be of interest to readers:

  • New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts, edited by Anne Fliotsos and Gail Medford, tracks recent developments in undergraduate theatre teaching;
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Race and the Arts in Education, edited by Amelia M. Kraehe,  Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández, and B. Stephen Carpenter II includes perspectives from contributors in Uganda, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, the UK, and the US
  • Applied Theatre: Understanding Change edited by K Freebody, M Balfour, M Finneran and M Anderson provides ‘an accessible understanding of the relationship between Applied Theatre and intent, success, and value’
  • Educating for Creativity within Higher Education: Integration of Research into Media Practice authored by P. McIntyre, J Fulton, E. Paton, S Kerrigan and M Meany ‘proposes insights into how to prepare students for employment in the global creative industries’
  • Traditional Musics in the Modern World: Transmission, Evolution, and Challenges, edited by  Bo-Wah Leung, gives ‘international views on the transmission of traditional music from around the globe’

NiTRO would welcome reviews of these, or any broad tertiary creative arts texts, by scholars at DDCA member institutions.

NiTRO Contributor Danny Butt has also just officially launched his new book Artistic Research in the Future Academy. For those who missed the launch event and public lecture, a recording is available on YouTube.

Five new posts at UNSW Galleries

Although typically jobs in tertiary creative arts are few and far between, UNSW is currently advertising five positions for its galleries:

  • Deputy Director
  • Exhibitions Manager
  • Exhibition Coordinator
  • Public Engagement and Events Officer
  • Gallery Assistant

All positions are based at UNSW in Sydney, but be quick as applications close on 9 September. Further details are available at:

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare Conference 2018

Conference dates: 1-2 December 2018
Location: Sydney, Australia

The conference will feature presentations on the latest research in performing arts healthcare, as well as practical workshops. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Shona Halson, Senior Recovery Physiologist at the ‪Australian Institute of Sport. Her presentation will provide invaluable insight into how performance enhancement and recovery methods that have worked for elite athletes could be applied for performing artists.

ARC announce engagement and impact panel members

The Australian Research Council has announced panel members for the 2018 Engagement and Impact assessment.  Members include university staff and end users:

  • Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney (Chair)
  • Dr Judith Bishop, Appen 
  • Mr Michael Campbell, WestWords
  • Ms Jillian Comber, Comber Consultants Pty Ltd
  • Associate Professor Penelope Edmonds, University of Tasmania
  • Professor Paul Egglestone, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Adrian Franklin, University of South Australia
  • Dr Richard Gillespie, Consultant 
  • Professor Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney
  • Professor Jeremy Moss, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Kirsten Orr, University of Tasmania
  • Ms Bethwyn Serow, Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG)
  • Professor Anita Stuhmcke, University of Technology Sydney
  • Associate Professor Amanda Third, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Michael Wykes, University of Exeter

Biographical details for each member are available at:

International European Academic Conference on Education and Humanities: Call for papers

Conference: 22-24 January, 2019
Call for abstracts deadline: 15 December 2018

The conference call for papers covers a wide range of disciplines and full publication opportunities in conference proceedings and in the Journal of WEI Business and Economics (JWEIBE) and West East Journal of Social Sciences (WEJSS).

The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2019 - call for abstracts

Conference dates: Friday, March 29, 2019 to Sunday, March 31, 2019
Call for abstracts deadline: November 14, 2018
Location: Toshi Center, Tokyo, Japan

The Conference Theme of  "Reclaiming the Future" recognises the global uncertainty and anxiety present today and invites consideration of "the ways in which we contextualise and process the past, reimagining ourselves, our relationships, and our environments; driving positive change and reclaiming the future as a time we look towards with hope, and even optimism."

This conference is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

New Irish University of Creative Arts proposed

The merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) in Ireland to create a university of creative arts is one of the recommendations of a report on the future of Irish arts education. The proposal is currently being discussed within the two institutions and the report, presumably with responses to this proposal alongside its other recommendations, is expected to be made public later this year.

Guidelines for measuring excellence in screen production research

Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association (ASPERA) has recently released a report designed to assist researchers and research managers to better understand and evaluate creative research in screen production. The Report, Measuring Excellence in Screen Production Research, captures the ideas, views and suggestions of the ASPERA community and provides guidelines on determining the varying levels of excellence in the discipline.

The report is available at: