We are a research centre committed to exploring the boundaries of music and the performing arts and how they contribute to our global society. As such, we are known worldwide for our creative research approaches and progressive thinking.

Our position in the heart of a leading Conservatorium and our connection to a University with a strong social agenda allows us to combine cutting-edge creativity and artistry with innovative approaches to social, environmental, and community engagement and change. We are known for tackling complex projects that explore and unpack the multifaceted roles that music, and the performing arts, play in contemporary society.

We use a wide suite of innovative research methods (including artistic research), and design our projects to produce significant artistic outcomes, cultural benefits, and social dividends. Our centre’s research environment is deeply collaborative and collegial. Our researchers are dedicated to working in interdisciplinary teams alongside communities, industry and partners, and committed to harnessing new technologies and engaging the public to play a role in our projects, events, installations, and performances.

Our researchers are dedicated to working in interdisciplinary teams alongside communities, industry and partners, and committed to harnessing new technologies and engaging the public to play a role in our projects, events, installations, and performances.

Our focus areas offer diverse yet complementary lenses to explore music and the performing arts across a wide range of contexts. These areas draw on our distinctive research strengths as practising artists, engaged community members and lifelong learners, and align with our flagship projects, HDR candidates, partners, and collaborators.

We have remained committed to being key players in our national and international communities of practice. In 2019/2020 we continue to engage across the world through delivering keynotes, performing at national and international festivals and events, and disseminating our creative and text-based work across multiple platforms. In 2019, the quality of this work was recognised with a rating of ‘4 – Above World Standard’ in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) in the field of Performing Arts and Creative Writing.

We look forward to engaging with you through our series of performances, conferences, specialist research gatherings, lectures, and visiting scholars in our home base in Brisbane, Australia.

Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director, QCRC

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Watch this short video to meet Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Director, Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and learn about her research interests.

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