Student Experiences

Student Opportunities


Our ensembles work with leading conductors and directors to present professional standard performances throughout the year.

Our orchestra works with international conductors including Johannes Fritzsch, Jessica Cottis, Tze Law Chan and Alondra de la Parra.

Ranging from small chamber ensembles to symphony orchestras and big bands, our students are given performance opportunities which prepare them to perform at the highest level.


Each year we present fully-stage productions featuring the opera and musical theatre students with the talented orchestral students providing the score.

Working with renowned international directors such as Bruce Beresford and Ian Good, alongside leading set, lighting and costume designers our students get to perform in their own professional level production led by some of the industry’s best creatives.

Previous productions have included:

  • West Side Story (musical theatre, 2017)
  • The Boy and the Magic (opera, 2017)
  • Albert Herring (opera, 2016)
  • The Secret Garden (musical theatre, 2016)
  • Into the Woods (musical theatre)
  • Hansel and Gretel (opera, 2015)


Queensland Conservatorium aims to provide the highest quality performances and education pathways to our students.

Along with our internship program with Queensland Symphony Orchestra we have partnerships with Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Opera Australia and more.

In our contemporary programs, you’ll have the chance to get to the heart of the industry with placements available in recording studios, events management companies, publishers and more.


We regularly hold masterclasses with leading national and international performers. Some of our recent masterclasses have seen students work with;

  • Academy of St Martins in the Field
  • Liz Callaway
  • Brodsky Quartet
  • Australian String Quartet
  • Tigran Hamasyan
  • Sarah Willis


Powered by the Popular Music program, SEED is an innovative music project based on the Gold Coast. With over 100 performances at high profile events and festivals, compilation albums, music videos and photoshoots, networking and more.

International Opportunity

Expand your portfolio and professional network.

High school and community opportunities

Audition preparation

Stand out from the pack at your audition with our Tertiary Preparation Workshop program. Whether you’re in your final years of high school or a mature-age student applying for entry to a University music degree, this program can help you prepare for the theoretical and practical requirements.

GUESTS program for high school students

The GUESTS program offers the opportunity for motivated senior high school students to sample university life by allowing them to study a single course (subject) at university while still at school.

Find out more on the GUESTS website

Campus Tours

Campus tours are a fantastic way of giving students a hands-on experience at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. You can arrange a visit and take in one of our free lunchtime concerts.

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Performing Arts

Musical Theatre Summer School

If you have a passion for musical theatre, why not come and join us for a week of singing, dancing, acting and performance?

Monday 14 - Friday 18 January 2019

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Musical Theatre Workshop 2019

Do you have what it takes to be a musical theatre performer? Find out at our Audition Workshop! An essential experience for those preparing for a career in musical theatre.

Dates and information coming soon.

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Acting Audition Workshop 2019

This week-long audition workshop is for performers in years 11, 12 and beyond who want to develop their audition skills.

Dates and information coming soon.

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Popular Music

School Experience Days

Explore the opportunities of this unique program in our School Experience Days. Discover what the student experience is like and talk to lecturers and current students.

Friday 20 July 9.30 am - 2.30 pm
Friday 27 July 9.20 am - 2.30 pm

*Note: this program no longer runs on the Gold Coast Campus

Email Julie Sutherland to find out more

Rock School

Rock School is a studio-based program run at the Gold Coast campus in the summer period. Students are given access to the industry-standard music technology and receive guidance in stagecraft and live sound.

Monday 7 - Friday 11 January 2019

Applications are now closed.

Open Conservatorium

Open Conservatorium also offers a broad range of music courses for primary and secondary students, including Young Conservatorium and the State Honours Ensemble program.

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