Invest in the future of music and performing arts

A donation to the Queensland Conservatorium is an investment in the next generation of world-class musicians and artists.

Your investment creates richer opportunities for our students, sustained engagement with international artists, career building internships, state of the art facilities and life changing scholarships.

Donations are tax deductible and 100% of your gift will go to the area of your choice.

For more information contact our Advancement Manager Liz Tupas on +61 7 3735 1850 or

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Thank you for your generous support. Every gift makes a difference.

Areas of Investment

There are many ways to partner with Queensland Conservatorium. You can direct your gift to the areas of our work that you are most passionate about.

Student scholarships

Student Scholarships

All students, regardless of their personal or financial circumstances, should have the opportunity to succeed.

Scholarships foster excellence, counter disadvantage, enable students to dedicate the necessary time to practice and can allow them to say yes to life changing opportunities like overseas study.

Visiting artists fund

Visiting Artists Fund

Our visiting artists fund enables our students to learn from the very best local and international talent.

Visiting artists have a powerful impact on our students, their musical excellence and journey to a successful career.

Past visiting artists include Maestro Johannes Fritzsch, Patti LuPone and Bruce Beresford.



Performance is an essential part of our students education. These opportunities are not covered by student fees or government subsidies.

The highlights of our annual program - opera, musical theatre and orchestral performances - are only made possible by your donations and sponsorships.

Instrument Bank

Instrument Bank

Access to high quality instruments makes a big difference to an emerging artist.

Queensland Conservatorium's instrument bank supports the donation or loan of quality instruments, and contributes to the purchase of much needed items.



The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre leads the way in innovative music research. Exploring the boundaries of what music is and what it can do for our global community.

Recent research explores the role of music in health and wellbeing, social justice, human rights, regional development, environment justice, desistance from crime, and poverty alleviation.

Gifts in wills

Gifts in Wills

Your support is essential to the future of music and performance.

Help students at the Queensland Conservatorium ‘play on’ by making a gift in your will.

No matter the size, every gift makes a positive difference.


The Curro Family and the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University are seeking your support to ensure the continuation of the John Curro Viola Prize. Established in 1997 by John and Carmel Curro, this prize encourages and rewards talented viola students.

Beloved performer, conductor, and educator, the late John Curro MBE AM DUniv, dedicated his life’s work to the teaching and performance of youth orchestral music in Queensland. He founded the Queensland Youth Orchestra and taught at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University for over five decades.

While at the Conservatorium John was a violin and viola teacher, conductor of the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, and champion of new young composers.  The legacy of his impact can be heard in classrooms, on stages, and in orchestra pits around the Nation and the World.

Most importantly, John never stopped supporting and encouraging individual young musicians.

We invite friends and past students of John to make a donation and ensure the John Curro Viola Prize will continue well into the future.

Donations can be made online here, or by contacting Ms. Liz Tupas at


Play on

Your support is essential to the future of music and performance. Help the students at Queensland Conservatorium to ‘play on’ by making a gift in your will.

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Impact Stories

Oliver Boyd

This scholarship has enabled me to expand my horizons through overseas study; learning from some of the worlds best in the heart of Europe.

Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship Recipient

Having had a first class education at the Queensland Conservatorium, I really want to share my skills and encourage the future generations.

Queensland Conservatorium Alumni and Bequest Donor
Creative arts

You get so much enjoyment from loaning an instrument…and you feel so connected to the student. It has given us so much joy.

Instrument Bank Donor
Iona Allen

To receive so much support from people who not only believed in me, but invested in me, is so generous.

Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas Recipient

If you are in the United States, contact our office for information about our US bank account. All gifts of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia and donors will receive an official Griffith University receipt.

Thank you for your support

The Queensland Conservatorium is grateful for the generous support of our donors, sponsors and industry partners.