Sia Lends Her Name To New Music Institute

Sia Furler, also known as just Sia, has further ensured that she will be remembered within the Australian music community for generations, after giving her name to a new University of Adelaide music institute.

According to The Advertiser, the new program will be named the Sia Furler Institute for Contemporary Music and Media, and will be housed at the University’s Elder Conservatorium of Music.

Speaking from Los Angeles, the media-shy singer kept things short and sweet, thanking the University of Adelaide and remarking that, “It’s very exciting and humbling.”

Speaking to the Adelaide Observer conservatorium director Professor Graham Koehne said that, “As a performer and songwriter, and one whose creativity extends equally to video and digital media, Sia has become an inspiration to artists the world over and it’s that talent that we aim to foster through our new institute.”

Courses on offer at the new institute will include contemporary music performance, composition, sound engineering, film and digital media.

Sia is just one of a handful of artists to step into the academic fray recently.

Back in January DJ Khaled was promoted to the position of principal for a middle school for a day and just last month it was announced that Q-Tip would be appointed as the first artistic director of hip-hop at the Kennedy Centre.

Special mention also goes to this lucky class that had an English lesson from none other than Kendrick Lamar about the concepts of To Pimp a Butterfly last year. 

Read our review of Sia’s This is Acting here.

Image: Rolling Stone