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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

Kate Miller-Heidke

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.’

Scholarships

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Career outcomes

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:

  • advertising
  • arranging
  • arts administration
  • broadcasting
  • composing
  • conducting
  • legal services
  • music production
  • music services
  • orchestrating
  • performing.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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