Graduate Research Co-ordinator; Senior Lecturer, Musicology
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Dr Forbes has a PhD in Musicology from the University of Queensland, a MMus in performance from Kansas State University and a MA in Musicology from the University of Iowa. She gained her Bachelor of Music degree from the Elder Conservatorium, the University of Adelaide.
Dr Forbes has published book chapters and research articles in Australian and international journals on aspects of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British and Australian music, and was an invited contributor of articles to The Oxford Companion to Australian Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Her PhD thesis dealt with manifestations of Celticism in British opera. She has also published three books of previously unpublished choral works and solo songs of the Anglo-Australian composer, Fritz Hart. These have been published by the Marshall Hall Trust and the University of Melbourne Centre for Studies in Australian Music. As a singer, she has a particular interest in solo song and sacred choral repertoire. She has been researching the sacred choral music of the Venetian composer, Antonio Lotti and is currently undertaking a research project with Dr Lucy Tatman investigating musical representation of the religious ecstatic in Lotti’s works. This project has led to preparation of performing editions of works of Lotti and to further research in the area of the role of music in religious liturgy. Other current projects include a book on British composer, Josef Holbrooke, being jointly edited with Dr Paul Watt.
Dr Fobes teaches third year music history and a third year seminar reflecting on issues of performance practice and interpretation for contemporary and classical students. She teaches a variety of specialist topics in music history and performance practice for honours and postgraduate students. She co-ordinates all undergraduate music history units and has taught a wide range of units including popular music, jazz history and music theory. She is the coordinator of the Honours program and the Postgraduate coursework program and is the Graduate Research Co-ordinator. She regularly supervises Honours students and supervises a number of Masters and PhD candidates in musicology and performance in the Higher Degrees by Research program at the Conservatorium.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
22 February, 2013