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Find your place on the world stage with Queensland Conservatorium

Explore the diversity of the classical music experience and the wide-ranging scale of music as an art form, at one of Australia's leading music schools.

Studying at Queensland Conservatorium, you'll deepen your appreciation and understanding as you learn from and perform beside pre-eminent educators, musicians, composers and performers — including some of the finest professionals and scholars in their fields.

You'll be positioned to take full advantage of our exceptional standing and connections.

Our program is focused on technique, repertoire and interpretation, and also endows you with the full range of skills necessary to build a long and successful career.

Applications for 2020

On-time applications to study at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2020 have now closed. However late applications will be accepted.

Study classical music at Griffith

You'll be challenged and inspired to become a future leader in music.

Learn from the best

You'll also learn from international specialists from the Moscow, Brussels and Paris Conservatoires, the Julliard School of Music, the New England Conservatory, the Curtis Institute, Oxford University, and London's Royal College and Royal Academy. Our teachers perform with leading orchestras and ensembles including Opera Queensland and Queensland Symphony Orchestra. You're invited to explore study options including brass, composition, keyboard, percussion, strings and wind.

Studying in the heart of Brisbane's cultural precinct at South Bank, you'll be surrounded by neighbours whose interests are in harmony with your own, including the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Diverse musical styles

Our classical music degree programs provide the highest quality music training for the classical and contemporary instrumentalist. Your educational experience will include exposure to multiple musical styles and idioms including classical, contemporary and world music, and to the broadly accepted musical skills of aural awareness training, music theory and ensemble work. You'll be able to develop pathways of study that coincide with and complement your own interests. You'll develop the adaptability, self-motivation, technological literacy and breadth of vision to help you succeed in the music industry.

Eliza Scott

Bachelor of Music (Honours)

Eliza Scott started learning violin at the age of three and spent her childhood in country NSW dreaming of becoming a professional musician. She enrolled at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University to study with renowned violinist Michele Walsh and is completing her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music in London. ‘I knew I wanted to become an orchestral player and the performance opportunities offered to me at the Queensland Conservatorium were exceptional,’ she said. ‘I was selected for an internship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and played with a range of international conductors during my internship. There is a strong sense at the Con that you are part of a team working towards a common goal and that with the support and encouragement of the teachers, every goal is achievable.’

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

Scholarships

Over 600 Scholarships available.

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Career outcomes

Our graduates are creatively equipped and professionally geared to engage with multiple musical challenges:

  • Solo performer
  • Member of ensembles and orchestras
  • Accompanist or repetiteur
  • Teacher in private studios or schools (with further training)
  • Arranger
  • Music publisher
  • Music researcher

Performing and teaching are the two most popular callings in music for 21st century musicians building fulfilling careers. The wider creative industries also welcome music graduates. Opportunities continue to be created by today's ever-changing technology. New avenues for consuming music, new teaching methods and innovative products are expanding the uses of music as a therapeutic tool and widening the scope of career options.

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

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Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

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Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

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On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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