In the wake of a damaging two-month onslaught of press over the massive cuts to the ANU School of Music, ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young has announced that Doctor Peter Tregear will be taking over as Head of the School in mid-August. His predecessor, Professor Adrian Walter, stepped down from the position in early June, despite the fact his position was one of few still guaranteed and untouched in the wake of the cuts. “I look forward to what I believe is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for ANU to lead the nation in developing a truly innovative, attractive, and sustainable educational program for music within the nation’s leading research university,” said Dr Tregear. The School, which suffered the cuts as part of an attempt to mitigate its predicted $2.9 million deficit, has lost considerable regard, despite the fact its new curriculum will not be announced until early 2013. However, many already feel its potential for musical innovation and cultivation has been permanently incapacitated.