Nestled in amongst the brutalist grey breezeblock of Edith Cowan University’s creative campus in Mount Lawley is the internationally acclaimed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, otherwise known as WAAPA. Acting and Music Theatre graduates such as Hugh Jackman, Francis O’Connor, Jai Courtney, Jim Jeffries, Simon Gleeson and Lisa McCune have put WAAPA on the international map and receive most of the limelight, yet WAAPA’s diverse music program continues to bubble away under the surface. They are consistently producing some serious talent from household names like Tim Minchin and Meg Mac, to emerging talent such as 2017 WAM Song of The Year winner Sydnee Carter and current talk-of-the-town, Carla Geneve.

Also, many of WA’s favourite bands include members who have studied Contemporary Music at WAAPA; Demon Days, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Wooly Mammoth, Rag and Bone, Last Lion, Tired Lion and heaps more. Even the amazing Stella Donnelly spent some time here across the Jazz and Contemporary Music streams, honing her impressive skills.

It makes you wonder what other talent is waiting to be discovered next. Why not be amongst the first to find out? Get along to WAAPA’s annual Contemporary Music Artist showcase, The Songbook Sessions, next Thursday and Friday in ECU’s very own Spiegeltent, The Edith.

WAAPA’s Music Artist students will present their fabulous original works along with some creative rearrangements of iconic songs from song masters of our modern times. The performances include solo, duo, trio and band pieces plus full vocal choir renditions.

Ticketing information

$25 – Full
$20 – Concession/Friends

Book now. 9370 6895 or online at waapa.ecu.edu.au


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