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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.
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.
Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)
Mirusia Louwerse is an Australian-Dutch soprano who gained worldwide fame as a soloist with Andre 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.'
|Bachelor of Music||South Bank
|Bachelor of Music (Honours)||South Bank
|Bachelor of Music in Performance||South Bank
|Graduate Certificate in Music Studies||South Bank
|Master of Music Studies||South Bank
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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)
- 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.
December 10, 2018
Griffith music graduate wins Grant McLennan Fellowship
November 20, 2018
Musical talent set to shine in ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
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 admission pathways to university. Find out more
Saturday 15 December — Thursday 20 December
Explore Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about admission pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your OP or ATAR score was higher or lower than expected.
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Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith. Find out more