Creating the musicians of the 21st century

Always wanted to learn music with world-class musicians without going to university? Open Conservatorium is the convenient alternative where you can learn from seasoned professionals and play music with those who love it as much as you do!

From toddlers to preteens, young adults to mature age, our breadth of innovative programs allow you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and aspirations.

Open Conservatorium is housed within Queensland Conservatorium, which is in the heart of Brisbane's premier arts precinct alongside the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), ABC, Opera Queensland, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland College or Art. Our facilities are among the music industry's finest – acoustically, architecturally and technologically.

With access to leading music educators, musicians and composers with international experience and outlook, you will learn music in an environment that enables you to flourish.


Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music

Join a musical learning environment for infants to children, up to seven years of age, in partnership with parents or caregivers. The musical growth of your child is developed through enjoyable and supportive classes, promoting a lifelong love of music.

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Young Conservatorium

Young Conservatorium

Primary and secondary students can undertake musical training, drawing on the skills, expertise and excellence of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

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State Honours Ensemble

State Honours Ensemble Program

In partnership with schools across Queensland, the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) connects the finest young musicians with a team of eminent international and national conductors in a pursuit of musical excellence.

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Professional Development

Community Education

We support hobbyists, music professionals and educators who wish to develop their musicianship, as well as skills in modern music technologies. Studying at one of the world's finest conservatoires, where you will have our experienced teaching staff and world-class music facilities at your fingertips.

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LiveMusic Queensland Conservatorium

Whatever the style of your event - from an intimate gathering to a lavish affair  - our versatile, Queensland Conservatorium trained musicians provide a memorable soundtrack to every occasion. Our soloists and ensembles have performed to widespread acclaim across a range of musical genres from Classical and Vocal to Latin and Jazz. With first-class training from Queensland Conservatorium, our musicians deliver the highest quality performance in every setting.

Tertiary Preparation Workshops

Stand out from the crowd at your audition with our Tertiary Preparation Workshop. 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 better prepare in all ways for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process.

The workshop is held in July each year.

Policies and Risk Management Strategy

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General enquiries

+61 7 3735 6247

Tertiary Preparation and State Honours Ensemble enquiries

+61 7 3735 6337

Professional development enquiries

+61 7 3735 6306

Location and delivery address
Open Conservatorium
Room 3.03
Griffith University
140 Grey Street
South Bank QLD 4101
Postal address
Open Conservatorium
PO Box 3428
South Bank QLD 4101