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Associate Diploma of Music

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Karen Jacobsen speaks to most Australians each day.

The international entertainer, singer, songwriter and motivational speaker is also the voice behind Apple’s famous Siri, and features on over 400 million smartphones and GPS navigation systems.

Karen says Griffith staff went above and beyond to help her flourish as an artist and gain the most out her degree.

“I was a classically trained singer and piano player who loved pop music and I knew nothing about jazz,” she says.

“I was fortunate to have an incredible teacher who was directly responsible for my transition from being a student to becoming a professional musician— he really took me under his wing.

“To have a member of the faculty be so caring and supportive and just really committed to helping me move into a professional status— that was extraordinary.”

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