Radic, (Maureen) Thérèse
- Kay Dreyfus
(b Melbourne, Sept 7, 1935). Australian music historian. She studied at the University of Melbourne (MusBac 1958; MMus 1969) and gained the PhD in 1978 with a dissertation on Melbourne Musical Associations. She has published biographies of George Marshall-Hall, Dame Nellie Melba and Bernard Heinze and two anthologies of Australian folksong (A Treasury of Favourite Australian Songs, Melbourne, 1983; Songs of Australian Working Life, Melbourne, 1989). As Australian Research Fellow in the Department of Music at Monash University (1991–5) she commenced writing A History of Music in Australia, exploring her interest in the uses of music in the shaping of society. She has been active as an arts policy adviser (member of the executive body of the Australia Council 1984–7), with a particular concern for women in music. She has also had success with biographical plays on Percy Grainger and Dame Nellie Melba....