Anam closure news items

October 27, 2008 § 2 Comments


The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) 30/11/08

Australian earns Grawemeyer music award

The Open Letter to Peter Garrett

Open letter includes Geoffrey Rush, Vladimir Ashkenazy et al 18/11/08

Media Releases



“The Minister is listening but not hard enough” 30/11/08

Michael Danby (Labor) “Once elite, now on the street” 24/11/08

Christine Milne (Greens) “Minister Garrett, don’t close the national academy of music”. 24/11/08

New funding for elite classical musical training 18/11/08

The Age

Wissam Boustany 28/11/08

From music theory to conspiracy theory 22/11/08

Teacher’s lesson in anguish as the music ends 19/11/08

New elite music body fails to calm storm 19/11/08

Michael Leunig’s cartoon 19/11/08

Alarm over Academy Spreads 18/11/08

Violin superstar weighs in on music academy 13/11/08

To be elite is not the same as being elitist – Editorial 3/11/08

Elite musicians need a training centre – Brett Dean

Orchestra chief calls for music academy rethink – Richard Tognetti

“Uni urged to cover musician shortfall” October 28, 2008

“We love elitism, but only in sport” October 27, 2008

“Canberra axes music academy funds” October 24, 2008.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Musicians’ demands fall on deaf ears 2/12/08

MPs push to change his tune 26/11/08

Fans pan Garrett’s cut to music 22/11/08

Garrett accused of reinvention 19/11/08

The Australian

Students play to preserve music academy 2/12/08

Lament for a noted absence 26/11/08

Students at ANAM not keen on new arrangement 26/11/08

The day the music stopped 20/11/08

New School to be truly national 19/11/08

Artists plead to keep academy 18/11/08

Academy denies ignoring order November 7th 2008

Performance that rings the changes – Review of ACO concert 6/11/08

Arts Odds-on long-term Letters 4th Nov 2008

Politics of Arts -Letters 03/11/08

Academy’s Sporting Chance Nov 1st 2008

Richard Tognetti orchestrates chorus against arts cuts October 30, 2008

“Academy, once a sweetener leaves a sour taste” October 29, 2008

“Cuts will hurt young careers” October 28, 2008

“Garrett hits bung note on funding”, October 27, 2008.

The West Australian

Holmes a Court angry as classical academy axed 22/11/08

Tognetti crescendo for Garrett’s act 18/11/08

New Music Institute is flexible – Garrett 18/11/08

Melbourne Herald Sun

Anger rising within ALP as Australian National Academy of Music closed 26/11/08

ABC Radio

“Protesters provide thinking music” The World Today 2/12/08

Radio National Breakfast 12/11/08

Interview with Brett Dean on Newsradio


Lateline “Garrett cuts music academy funding” 18/11/08

ABC Online News

Labor MP hits out at arts academy funding cuts 26/11/08

Greens question closure of music academy 24/11/08

Garrett refuses to reinstate music academy’s funding 18/11/08

Garrett stands firm on music academy funding

Stateline 31st October 2008

Talks on music academy funding cut 31st October 2008

ANAM axing a national disgrace – Letters online

“Music Academy to Close” Friday October 24 2008

Ring Cycle: opera buffs rebuffed


Steve Ciobo in the House of Reps 2/12/08

Nicholson animation on Garrett

Video about ANAM


Garrett kills music school 19/11/08

Other Blogs

“Stand by for the U-turn” Norman Lebrecht 1/12/08

Damn Fool Politicians (Communist party of Australia) 26/11/08

Music for the heart, mind and spirit;  too elitist for Australia?

“From Euphoria to the doldrums by Yvonne Frindle”. 16/11/08

Steven Ciobo – Shadow Minister for the Arts on ANAM’s closure

Podcast – “Garrett cuts music funding” interview with Michael Trauer

The Arts Need Some Good News for a change – The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Shadow Minister for Environment, Heritage, the Arts and Indigenous Affairs (to 22 September 2008)

Ben Clapton Violinist “on this day, SAVE ANAM

Plans to scrap ANAM (my open letter to Peter Garrett)

ACO Blog

Onstage Melbourne


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