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David Shirley to lead WAAPA into Asia Pacific

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has announced that David Shirley will be the next Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Music’s brightest minds set to converge on Perth

Aboriginal song traditions, opera for children, extreme metal and the work of historic composer Joseph Haydn are just some of the themes that will be explored at an upcoming music conference at Edith Cowan University.

From country Australia to the West End, musical theatre stars on road to success

As a young performer growing up in regional Victoria, WAAPA graduate Ross Chisari never imagined that one day he would be treading the boards of London's famous West End theatre district.

Founding Pianos in Hong Kong

Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University, recently hosted a special evening for WAAPA's Founding Piano collection, including the First Fleet Piano, in Hong Kong.

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