Innovative music research for the 21st Century

The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) was established in 2003 as one of Griffith University’s 30 innovative research centres.

QCRC is a vibrant hub for innovative music research, with 28 established and emerging researchers who are involved in more than 40 complementary and synergetic research projects at any one time.

Through its focus on cultural diversity and sustainability in the Asia–Pacific region, QCRC has become a flagship centre for pioneering scholarship and creative practice.

Director's welcome

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) continues to champion innovative music research that produces strong artistic and social outcomes in Australia, the AsiaPacific and internationally.

Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director, QCRC

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Discover more about our strategic approaches, innovation and collaboration across our five key research areas, including:

  • Artistic research in music
  • Music and communities
  • Music learning and teaching
  • Music and technology
  • Music, health and wellbeing.

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Meet our researchers

Join Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet as we meet with the Convenors of Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre's five research focus areas and discuss what excites them about being a part of this vibrant music community. Learn about projects in the areas of Music Health and Wellbeing from Professor Donald Stewart; Music Learning & Teaching from Professor Gemma Carey; Music and Technology from Professor Andrew Brown; Music and Communities from Dr Catherine Grant and Artistic Research in Music with Professor Vanessa Tomlinson.

Our researchers

QCRC brings together key researchers across a diverse range of specialty areas. Learn more about our individual strengths and expertise.

Advisory Board

The QCRC Advisory Board consists of both local and international academics, and industry experts who are leaders in their fields. Together, they provide advice to QCRC and its researchers on the Centre's research profile, activities and strategic direction. QCRC regularly meets and refers to their Local Advisory Board and International Advisory Board to provide strategic advice, engage in benchmarking and facilitate further collaboration between QCRC and their respective institutions.

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