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Bachelor of Music Technology

Voted Australia’s number one DJ two years in a row and also one of the Top 100 DJs of the World in the past three years, Tyson Illingworth has had a stellar career, releasing his very first album at just 19 while still studying at Queensland Conservatorium.

The Bachelor of Music Technology graduate is also the mastermind behind the chart-topping album Shooting Stars that reached iTunes number one in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and Finland, and number four in the United States.

These days he plays to tens of thousands of fans each week with a tour schedule of around 150 shows a year.

"The main thing I will always look back on and remember was that I was thrown into a place where I was surrounded by insanely talented musicians of every variety and that really is the best way to become a better musician yourself," he says.

"The things I didn’t ever expect to experience at the Con were the things that turned out to be the things that changed my music for the better."

He admits making it in the music industry is not for the faint hearted.

"You definitely need to have fire power and you need to really know your art," he says.

"But when you study, you’ll be blown away by the things you didn’t think you would learn that will turn out to be crucial and potentially life changing for your future in music."

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