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We’re committed to the future of music

Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, and popular music to musical theatre, music technology and music education. Studying music at Griffith, you’ll learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.

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Find your place on the world stage

Hear from award-winning Australian director Bruce Beresford, Queensland Conservatorium Director Scott Harrison, Griffith Head of Opera Nicholas Cleobury, popular music act Ella Fence and an array of musical theatre students.

Study in a vibrant precinct

The Queensland Conservatorium at South Bank is acoustically and architecturally unparalleled in Australia. Situated in Queensland’s vibrant cultural precinct, the Queensland Conservatorium enables students to enjoy strong partnerships with local cultural institutions. At the Gold Coast campus, there are six recording studios, four control rooms, a MIDI laboratory, and audio-visual postproduction studios, where graduates, including Wolfmother, have learned their craft.

Benefit from our musical connections

With our music industry connections around the globe, you’ll have the chance to apply your talents at a truly professional level. The Conservatorium enjoys strong alliances with national institutions including the Australian National Academy of Music and collaborations with London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama, McGill University in Montreal and the famous Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

Learn from acclaimed teachers

At Griffith, you’ll learn from award-winning music educators, such as Australian University Teacher of the Year Dr Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, and international specialists trained in Moscow, Brussels and Paris. Orchestral students study exclusively with principal players from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, alongside visiting international teachers such as Grammy-award winner and Griffith graduate Tim Munro. Our opera students soak up the expertise of Wagnerian soprano Lisa Gasteen AO, while musical theatre students regularly work with international artists including Bonnie Lythgoe.

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Audition Information

Application to Conservatorium degree programs is based on various requirements, which may include an audition, written or oral interview, and presentation of a folio.

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Student story

Dami Im

Griffith music graduate

International singer, songwriter

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Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.