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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.

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Don't keep your future on hold.

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.

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. Find out more

Mirusia Louwerse

Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

Mirusia Louwerse is an Australian-Dutch soprano who gained worldwide fame as a soloist with André Rieu—the man responsible for turning classical and waltz music into a hugely successful worldwide concert touring act. She studied opera at Queensland Conservatorium and at the age of 21 was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. She says her time at Queensland Conservatorium was marked by a feeling that it was finally a place where she fitted in, where she “made lifelong friends and contacts in the music industry”. ‘My dream always was to tour the world, and I am fortunate to say I have followed and lived that dream so far! I am really proud of my achievements in my career, but I am also still learning every day and there is still so much I want to do.’

Mirusia Loewerse

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Scholarships

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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 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

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

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.

Tuesday 16 May — Tuesday 25 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

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Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.

Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan

Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Tuesday 25 April

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Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.