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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.
As a Queensland Conservatorium student, 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.
Study music studies 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
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
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.’
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
April 13, 2017
Griffith leads the way for student satisfaction
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
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
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
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
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
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.