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Linda Kouvaras

Associate Professor In Music (Musicology)
modernism and postmodernism; sound art
piano
arts & humanities
music
postmodern (rhythmic, tonal)
ern malley
music by melbourne composers
art
christmas
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A/Prof

Linda Kouvaras

 
Division
Fine Arts And Music
 
Primary Interest
Contemporary western music (esp. Australian); gender issues in music (incl. popular music of the 1960s-80s); original composition; piano music
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A/Prof

Linda Kouvaras

 

A/Prof Linda Kouvaras is a musicologist, composer and pianist. She holds a continuing position in Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the University of Melbourne, and publishes in contemporary music, both classical and popular, focusing especially on Australian music, postmodernism and gender issues in music.

After several years in the late 1970s and early 1980s playing in rock and New Wave/Punk bands and for theatre productions, Linda resumed classical piano studies in the UK in 1984, returning to complete her studies at the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, under A/Profs Ronald Farren-Price and Max Cooke, culminating in a Masters Degree in Piano in 1991. Her research work was supervised by Dr Brenton Broadstock, Dr Naomi Cumming, and historian Dr David Goodman and led to her PhD in Musicology in 1996. She has taught in tertiary Music since 1989. Linda Kouvaras's publications appear in all of Australia's musicological journals and in international forums. A substantial Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant (2005-08), where she was co-Chief Investigator, led to her monograph, https://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409441564 (Ashgate, 2013). This book was awarded the Rebecca Coyle Publication Prize in 2014 for the “publication representing popular music in the Australia-New Zealand region in a given year” through the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Australia / New Zealand. It has also garnered several reviews, all favourable, and has led to invitations for Linda to speak in public forums. Recordings of her works and piano performances appear on Move Records, with the ABC and independent release; they receive frequent radio broadcasts. Her compositions are played at recitals and festivals nationally and internationally. She has full composer representation with APRA-AMCOS and also publishes with Reed Music. Her solo CD is Kouvaras: PianoWorks (Move Records, 2000) and the most recent CD recording to feature her music is The Sky is Melting (Marianne Rothschild, Violin and Glenn Riddle, Piano, on Move Records, 2014). Linda has enjoyed several artist-in-residence stays at Bundanon, the Boyd Estate in NSW, 1999–2010. Linda Kouvaras is resident Academic Coordinator in Music and Performing Arts at Ormond College, the University of Melbourne and has tutored in Music there since 1993. Linda examines in piano for the Australian Music Examinations Board and maintains a select piano teaching studio.Subjects she is currently teaching at the MCM are Music History 3: Impressionism to Present (with A/Prof Michael Christoforidis); Sex, Death and the Ecstatic in Music; Art-Music and Postmodernism; Music as Noise: Making Sound Art; and Music Language 2: Chromaticism and Beyond. She enjoys a vibrant supervisory interaction with her PhD, MMus and Hons Dissertation students across a broad range of research areas, centring on contemporary music and gender issues.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 100 most recent scholarly works by Linda Kouvaras.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Faculty Special Studies Leave (Long) (SSP(L)) program Semester 2

2014

IASPM-ANZ Rebecca Coyle Publication Prize

2014

Recording of 1-min Work ‘60x60 Melbourne’: ‘Welcome to Melbourne’

Australasian Computer Music Conference 2014 Commission

2012

Research projects

Faculty Special Studies Leave (Long) (SSP(L)) program Semester 2

2010

3-week Residency

Bundanon Artist in Residence Program

2010

Fanfare for Brass and Percussion, for Melbourne Town Hall concert to celebrate newly amalgamated Faculty

School of Music, the University of Melbourne Commission

2009

Full Composer Representation

Australian Music Centre

2005

Co-Chief Investigator, Discovery Project: ‘Postmodernism in contemporary Australian art music: analysis and reappraisal’

Australian Research Council

2004

Co-Chief Investigator: ‘Pilot Study for the First Sustained Investigation of Postmodernism in Australian Art-Music'

Faculty of Arts Seeding Grant

2003

Young Voices of Melbourne

Arts Victoria Commission

2002

Chief Investigator: ‘Constructions of Identity in Contemporary Australian “Art” Music’

Early Career MRDG (Melbourne Research Development Grant)

2001

5-week Residency

Bundanon Artist in Residence Program

2000

6-week Residency

Bundanon Artist in Residence Program

2000

To record CD of original piano works

Ian Potter Grant

1999

6-week Residency

Bundanon Artist in Residence Program

1993

To undertake Doctoral Degree

Mabel Kent Scholarship

1992

To undertake Doctoral Degree

Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship

1992

To undertake Doctoral Degree

Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship

1990

To undertake Masters Degree (Piano)

Australian Postgraduate Research Award

1989

For ‘4th-Year Hons pianist, continuing piano studies’

Doris F. Chandler Memorial Bursary

1989

To undertake Masters Degree (Piano)

Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award

1989

For ‘best student in final year of course’

Catherine Grace McWilliam Prize

1987

For Pianoforte performance

Una Bourne Scholarship

1987

For academic merit

Ivy May Pendlebury Bursary

1987

For ‘Pianist entering 4th Year who shows the most promise in the interpretation of the classical music’

Florence Menck Meyer Prize

1986

In piano

First Prize Athanasas Karabatsas Instrumentalists’ and Singers’ Competition

1986

For ‘A student who has completed the first two years of the course and who shows promise worthy of develop

Eric and Linda Jullyan Memorial Scholarship

1986

For ‘The student who has completed the second year of the degree course and who is placed first in the class list i

Wright Prize in Instrumental Music

1986

For academic merit

Ivy May Pendlebury Bursary

1986

For Pianoforte Performance

Una Bourne Scholarship

1991

HWF - Hugh Williamson Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor In Music (Musicology)

Melbourne Conservatorium Of Music

Ordinary

American Musicological Society

Ordinary

IASPM Aust-NZ

Writer Full Member

Australasian Performing Rights Association

Ordinary

Senior Common Room, Ormond College

Ordinary

Australian Music Centre

Ordinary

Musicological Society of Australia

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Music

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

University of Melbourne

Associate of Music Australia

Australian Music Examinations Board