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.

Housed within Queensland Conservatorium, which is conveniently situated in the heart of Brisbane's premier arts precinct, our facilities are among the music industry's finest – acoustically, architecturally and technologically. With refurbished buildings and facilities worth over $80m, collaborations with celebrated performing arts organisations, Education Queensland and 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.

Music programs

View music training programs on offer through the Open Conservatorium and Young Conervatorium

Programs on offer

Early Childhood Music

Early Childhood Music

The Early Childhood Music programs create a musical learning environment for infants to children around six years of age, in partnership with their parents or caregivers. The aim of the program is to encourage the musical growth of each child in an enjoyable and enriching environment, promoting a lifelong love of music.

Young Conservatorium

Young Conservatorium

Young Conservatorium offers pre-school, primary and secondary students a pathway of musical training drawing on the skills, expertise and excellence of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Offering a variety of programs, from the developing stages in childhood through to the senior years of schooling, Young Conservatorium should be your first choice when considering music education for your child.

State Honours Ensemble

State Honours Ensemble

Partnerships can happen across the desk, across the road or across the state. Some can even happen across the world! The State Honours Ensemble Program is a product of the partnership between schools, teachers and the Open Conservatorium. Each year classroom and instrumental teachers are invited to nominate their most outstanding secondary school musicians to participate in these programs. Placements are available for students studying Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Orchestral Percussion (not Drum Kit).

Tertiary Preparation Program

Tertiary Preparation Workshop

Open Conservatorium Griffith University offers Tertiary Preparation Workshops to help you stand out from the pack at your audition for the Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium. 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 for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process.

Professional Development

Adult Education

We offer adult education and professional development courses for music professionals, hobbyists and educators who need to update their skills in modern music technologies. Enjoy the benefits of 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. Courses cover topics such as live sound technologies, creative music technologies, ProTools for musicians, keyboard lessons for adults and more.

LiveMusic Queensland Conservatorium

Whatever the style of your event  —  from an intimate gathering to a lavish affair, the ballroom to the bowls club  —  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.

Find out more

Find the suitable program

Filter available programs

Program Information Apply

Unfortunately there is no program that supports your criteria.

Grow with Music

The Early Childhood Music programs create a musical learning environment for infants to children around five years of age, in partnership with their parents or caregivers. A sibling discount of $50 per annum is awarded for each child enrolled after the first sibling enrolment in the same year for Early Childhood Music enrolment. A trial class will be held for applicants prior to the commencement of the program.

In a class of Maximum of 12 students per class

On Tuesday Classes - 10.00 am OR Saturday Classes - 9.00 am and 10.00 am

For 50 minutes

Fee is $600

and 2-3 year olds students are eligible

Apply now

Tuning In

The Early Childhood Music programs create a musical learning environment for infants to children around five years of age, in partnership with their parents or caregivers. A sibling discount of $50 per annum is awarded for each child enrolled after the first sibling enrolment in the same year for Early Childhood Music enrolment. A trial class will be held for applicants prior to the commencement of the program.

In a class of Maximum of 12 students per class

On Tuesday Classes - 9.00 am OR Saturday Classes - 11.00 am

For 50 minutes

Fee is $600

and 4-5 year olds students are eligible

Apply now

Young Beginner - Keyboard, Strings and Classical Guitar

The Young Beginner program is the natural offshoot of the Young Conservatorium’s Early Childhood Music activities, with programs designed to be an introduction to practical instrumental music. Strings include Violin and Violoncello.

In a class of Places are limited and subject to application

On Saturday mornings (generally between 9.00 am - 11.30 am)

For 45 minutes per week

Fee is $1200

and 5-7 year olds students are eligible

Apply now

Developing Musician - Strings and Piano

The Young Conservatorium provides Individual Tuition for those musicians in the early stages of their development. Students receive expert guidance from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s experienced teaching faculty. The Developing Musicians program is available for Piano, Violin and Violoncello.

In a class of Places are limited and subject to application

On A mutually convenient time is arranged between the teacher and student

For 30 - 45 minutes per week

Fee is As per individual tution fees

and students are eligible

Apply now

Individual Tuition

The Young Conservatorium provides Individual Tuition - classical and contemporary. Open to Primary and Secondary School students. Students receive expert guidance from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s experienced teaching faculty. Individual Tuition is available on the following instruments: Violin Viola Violoncello Double Bass Harp Flute Clarinet Oboe Bassoon Saxophone French Horn Trumpet Trombone Euphonium Tuba Percussion Drum Kit Bass Guitar Guitar Piano Voice Composition

In a class of Places are limited and subject to application

On A mutually convenient time is arranged between the teacher and student

For 1 lesson (30 minutes, 45 minutes or 60 minutes) per week for 30 weeks

Fee is 30 minute lessons - FEE: $2200 45 minute lessons - FEE: $3000 60 minute lessons - FEE: $3650

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensemble - Symphony Orchestra

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Only players of the highest calibre will be considered (AMEB 5 & above).

In a class of

On Tuesdays 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm

For

Fee is $600 Scholarship may apply

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensemble - Wind Orchestra

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Only players of the highest calibre will be considered (AMEB 5 & above).

In a class of

On Saturdays 11.15 am - 1.00 pm

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Strong Orchestra

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Only players of the highest calibre will be considered (AMEB 5 & above).

In a class of

On Saturdays 11.00 am - 12.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Wind Ensemble

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 3 AMEB to Grade 5 AMEB

In a class of

On Saturdays 9.00 am - 10.45 am

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - String Ensemble

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 3 AMEB to Grade 5 AMEB

In a class of

On Saturdays 9.00 am - 10.30 am

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Jazz Ensemble

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 3 AMEB to Grade 5 AMEB

In a class of

On Wednesdays 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Jazz Orchestra

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Only players of the highest calibre will be considered (AMEB 5 & above).

In a class of

On Tuesdays 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Overature Strings

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 1 AMEB to Grade 3 AMEB. Suitable for young musicians to develop ensemble skills - Audition not required.

In a class of

On Saturdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am

For

Fee is $450

and students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Concert Choir

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment.

In a class of

On Wednesdays 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students aged 14 - 18 years. students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Vocal Ensemble

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment.

In a class of

On Saturdays 11.00 am - 12.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Students aged 9 - 14 years of age. students are eligible

Apply now

Large Ensembles - Overature Winds

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 1 AMEB to Grade 3 AMEB.

In a class of

On Saturdays 9.00 am - 10.00 am

For

Fee is $450

and students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Flute ensemble

Ensembles are not just about performance but also about learning. Young Conservatorium prides itself on the pedagogy that underpins the performance program, especially in the ensemble environment. Students of approximately Grade 1 AMEB to Grade 3 AMEB.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Thursdays 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Middle and secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Woodwind ensemble

Only players of the highest calibre will be considered.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Saturdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Jazz Combo

Only players of the highest calibre will be considered.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Tuesdays 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Brass ensemble

Only players of the highest calibre will be considered.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Thursdays 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Chamber Strings

Only players of the highest calibre will be considered.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Saturdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Cello ensemble

Grade 3 AMEB to Grade 5 AMEB.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Saturdays 11.15 am - 12.15 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Middle and secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small ensemble - Percussion ensemble

These ensembles are formed at the start of each year and rehearse weekly according to the Young Conservatorium term dates. Pathways within our ensembles enable the young musician to progress through various levels as their musicianship develops.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On Thursdays 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm

For

Fee is $600

and Middle and secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Chamber Voices

Only singers of the highest calibre will be considered.

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On A mutually convenient time between teacher and students

For

Fee is $600

and Secondary school students students are eligible

Apply now

Small Ensemble - Guitar ensemble

Middle and secondary school students. Grade 3 AMEB to Grade 5 AMEB

In a class of Min 8 enrolments

On A mutually convenient time between teacher and students

For

Fee is $600

and students are eligible

Apply now

Musical Awareness - Musicianship: Theory and Aural

Students enrolled in tuition and ensembles are eligible to apply. Musical Awareness is offered to students who wish to develop and acquire theoretical and practical skills through the study of music elements.

In a class of Minimum 15 enrolments

On Saturdays 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

For

Fee is $350

and students are eligible

Find out more

Musical Awareness - Creative encounters with music technology

Middle and secondary school students. Musical Awareness is offered to students who wish to develop and acquire theoretical and practical skills through the study of music elements.

In a class of Minimum 15 enrolments

On Saturdays 9.00 am - 11.00 am

For

Fee is $700

and students are eligible

Find out more

Musical Awareness - Performance presentation and stagecraft

Classical and Contemporary Vocal students. Musical Awareness is offered to students who wish to develop and acquire theoretical and practical skills through the study of music elements.

In a class of Minimum 15 enrolments

On Saturdays 9.30 am - 10.30 am

For

Fee is $350

and students are eligible

Find out more

State Honours Ensemble Program

In partnership with Schools 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. Nominations are open for Queensland’s finest middle school and secondary school musicians, nominated by their school, to apply to be a part of this outstanding State-wide program. 2018 PROGRAMS: SHEP North Queensland (Cairns) SHEP Middle School – Cairns SHEP Capricornia (Rockhampton) SHEP Middle School – South-East Queensland SHEP Darling Downs (Toowoomba) SHEP Middle School – Mackay SHEP Middle School – Rockhampton SHEP Queensland SHEP Middle School – Townsville Pacific Honours Ensemble Program (PHEP), SHEP Middle School – Bundaberg Seattle USA – in partnership with Western International Band Clinic (WIBC)

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Tertiary Preparation Workshop

Stand out from the pack at your audition with our Tertiary Preparation Workshop (TPW) 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 better prepare for the theoretical and practical requirements of the audition process.

In a class of

On

For 2 July - 6 July

Fee is $495

and students are eligible

Find out more

Lower Brass Band Weekend

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Adult Education

Music teachers, musicians and music lovers are invited to join us for Professional Development courses presented through summer, winter and weekend schools at Queensland Conservatorium’s South Bank campus. Whether you want to complement or upgrade your existing music skills, to take your music career in a new direction, our range of professional development courses can help you realise your goals.

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Adult Education - Live Sound Technologies

Designed to work either in conjunction with "Creative Music Technologies" or as a standalone course. Students will acquire practical experience in the basic operation of live recording/mixing consoles, microphones, signal paths, gain structures, connectivity, recording and sound reinforcement. This course includes strategies on making the most out of minimal equipment through to working with more extended concepts with mixing desks as typically found in school, hobby, and small venue contexts. Assistance can be provided in setting curriculum and assessment for school contexts if required.

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

email open-conservatorium@griffith.edu.au, or phone 3735 6306

Adult Education - Creative Music Technologies

Participants will acquire practical experience in the basic operation of generic digital audio recording and sequencing software from MIDI sequencing, basic score creation, audio recording and production, to pre/post production concepts and approaches for a wide array of projects. This includes techniques tricks and tips on a wide range of contexts ranging from the solo operator through to large group settings such as a classroom environment. Assistance can be provided in setting curriculum and assessment for school contexts if required.

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Adult Education - Pro Tools for Musicians

Using the industry standard Pro Tools software, this course will teach participants to work with non-linear, hard-disk sound recording systems. Participating in practical, computer-lab based tutorials delivers detailed insight into digital audio recording, working with MIDI, editing and mixing, pre- and postproduction concepts, project ideas and how to communicate these ideas techniques and their application.

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Adult Education - Keyboard Lessons for Adults

The Open Conservatorium offers keyboard lessons where the adult beginner can learn to play at their own pace in a group lesson environment under the direction of our talented staff. There are beginner and advancing strands to this program.

In a class of

On

For

Fee is

and students are eligible

Find out more

Contact details

General enquiries

+61 7 3735 6247

Tertiary Preparation and State Honours Ensemble enquiries

+61 7 3735 6337

Professional development enquiries

+61 7 3735 6306

Email
open-conservatorium@griffith.edu.au
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