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Engage in the vibrant music studies at Queensland Conservatorium
If you're interested in the links music has with contemporary culture and artistic vision, discover how your career can play out with a course that lets you explore a wider range of options including performance and beyond.
Through postgraduate study, you'll build on your knowledge base by taking part in seminars, special events and conferences.
You'll refine your abilities through high quality, hands-on training and a rich choice of study areas and experiences. You'll have the opportunity to turn your passion into practical, employable skills — applying them flexibly in a range of music and music-related professions.
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Study postgraduate music and research at Griffith
Working with scholars from Australia and abroad, you'll have direct involvement with musicians, audiences, communities and the music industry to bring new findings and insights to light.
Learn from the best
Queensland Conservatorium has music industry connections on a global scale. As you learn to apply your talents at a professional level, you'll draw on these outstanding resources, studying not only with accomplished Australian music educators and composers but also with visiting international artists. You'll have the distinct advantage of studying in an environment that thrives on excellence. You'll be supported to expand your understanding, challenged and encouraged to produce your best work.
Our program ranges far wider than the studio, rehearsal hall and stage. You'll be given variety of intriguing opportunities, including:
- Solo and ensemble presentations including regular lunchtime concerts, class presentations, recitals and competition
- Weekly higher degree research colloquium
- Master classes with visiting national and international artists
- World class facilities
Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)
Kate Miller-Heidke’s remarkable voice has mesmerised audiences across the globe. The versatile singer has an enviable career that straddles the world of classical and pop music, from performing in front of hundreds of millions of viewers at Eurovision to gracing the stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and producing a score of ARIA-award winning pop albums. Kate was the second Queensland Conservatorium alumnus to represent Australia at Eurovision, after Dami Im in 2016. Her Eurovision hit Zero Gravity, co-written by her husband and fellow Griffith graduate Keir Nuttall, showcased Miller-Heidke’s soaring vocals—a legacy of her training at the Queensland Conservatorium. Miller-Heidke graduated from Griffith’s Queensland Conservatorium in 2002 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in classical voice. Queensland Conservatorium Director Professor Scott Harrison said the Con had produced many remarkable vocalists who had transformed the Australian music scene—from Dami Im to Katie Noonan and Megan Washington. ‘She is a classically-trained singer but her crossover appeal is immense, and it is no surprise to me or her former teachers that she has gone on to wow audiences around the globe.’
We take pride in producing graduates with the skills and intellectual capacity to move into the job they really want, and fostering a mindset that leads to a rewarding lifelong career
You'll complete your degree having received well-rounded, intensive training that equips you for a broad spectrum of opportunities. You can choose to pursue your chosen sector of music education, community music and other areas of music and related industries, including:
- arts administration
- legal services
- music production
- music services
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