Promoting global collaboration

The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders from industry and academia, within Australia and around the world.

Together with out research partners and industry collaborators we cultivate projects that are imaginative, interdisciplinary and dedicated to addressing the pressing issues of the 21st Century.

This shared vision has led to several successive Australian Research Council Linkage Projects and numerous arts grants.

Visiting scholars

Ms Nicole Carroll

Nicole Carroll is a composer, performer, sound designer and builder currently based in Brisbane, where she is an Adjunct Research Fellow at QCGU. She is a PhD candidate in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University (US).

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Professor Sara Cohen

Sara Cohen has a background in the anthropology of music and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. Her work has focused on Britain, Europe and the US, with a particular emphasis on Liverpool and other cities. She explores questions concerning heritage, memory and place.

Professor Steven Feld

Visiting us from America, Steven Feld is a leading ethnomusicologist, linguist and anthropologist well known for  ‘Voices of the Rainforest’ – his composition of a day in the life of the Bosavi rainforest and Kaluli people in Papua New Guinea.

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Associate Professor Monica Gagliano

Monica Gagliano is a Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Western Australia where she has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics by demonstrating for the first time that plants emit their own ‘voices’ as well as detect and respond to the sounds surrounding them.

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Professor Helena Gaunt

Professor Helena Gaunt is Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Helena works closely with our researchers in the QCRC focus area of Music Learning and Teaching together with Professor Gemma Carey.

Ms Laura Hassler

Laura is the founder and director of Musicians without Borders. Born in New York, she studied cultural anthropology and music at Swarthmore College and was active in US and international peace and social change movements. She moved to the Netherlands in 1977, where she developed a career linking music to social causes. Part of a large network of socially conscious musicians, Laura mobilized this network to create Musicians without Borders in 1999.

Professor Roy Howat

Roy Howat is a Scottish pianist and musical researcher, renowned for his expertise in French repertoire. He has appeared worldwide with distinguished fellow-performers, including the legendary Panocha Quartet of Prague. He has also conducted professionally, and performed on violin and viola.

Ms Tuula Jääskeläinen

Tuula (M.Ed.) is a doctoral exchange student from the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. With twenty years working experience in higher education administration, her PhD project examines students’ experienced workload in higher music education institutions. She has also conducted research on intercultural learning in the visual arts study program.

Distinguished Professor Steven Schick

Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego. Among his acclaimed publications are a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and numerous recordings of contemporary percussion music including a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of Iannis Xenakis (Mode).

Dr Kavita Shah

Kavita is a New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. She incorporates her in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, placing eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another.

Mr Sandy Sur

At the Leweton Cultural Village in Luganville, Vanuatu, Sandy Sur leads community-based creative projects that raise local and international awareness of the impact of climate change on his local people and culture.

Our partners

Australia Council for the Arts
Australian Research Council
Barkly Regional Arts
Batchelor Institute
Create NSW
Creative Victoria
Culture and Arts (WA)
The Music Trust
Regional Development Australia
Southern Cross University
State Library of QLD
Queensland Music Festival

Academic Partners International

Meet our advisory board

Local Advisory Board

Our local advisory board works together with QCRC in strategic planning and benchmarking of our research directions and projects.

International Advisory Board

Out International advisory board consists of experts from a range of areas relating to music research throughout the world. Their input and guidance ensures we remain a world-class research centre with projects which adress the pressing issues of our time.

Connect and collaborate

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