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Griffith raises the bar in vocal excellence

Griffith’s Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music schools, preparing graduates for the challenges and rewards of professional careers.

Studying opera and voice here, you’ll gain the invaluable experience of learning from internationally acclaimed teachers. You’ll develop your talent in high-tech studios and on sophisticated stages.

You’ll have the advantage of a curriculum that’s focused and intense, emphasising both performance opportunities and the classroom. You’ll be supported to achieve your fullest vocal potential. Dedicated educators will give you the benefit of their skills and experience, coaching you for success in the professional arena.

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Find your place on the world stage

Opera graduates taking on the world stage

High quality training from the best

To help you achieve the highest levels of artistry and musicianship, you’ll be guided closely by our world-class faculty – including soprano Lisa Gasteen AO, Head of Opera Nicholas Cleobury, world stagecraft master Anna Sweeny AM, award-winning soloist Margaret Schindler, Michelle Hulcome and Julianne Stoll.

Perform in exceptional spaces

Queensland Conservatorium has a long tradition of annual fully-staged opera productions. You’ll have the opportunity to take part under the guidance of experienced professionals, honing your craft and helping you develop a polished ease in performance.

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s cultural precinct at South Bank, our state-of-the-art spaces are among the finest — acoustically, architecturally and technologically. You’ll learn and perform in these outstanding facilities, which include the Conservatorium Theatre, performance halls and leading-edge music studios. You’ll also have access to one of Australia’s most comprehensive music libraries.

Join our inspiring alumni

The Conservatorium produces music professionals of supreme calibre. Our alumni include famous vocalists and performers such as Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director Katie Noonan, singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, and opera stars Kang Wang, Samuel Sakker, Kiandra Howarth and Samuel Johnson.

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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Develop your talent to its ultimate potential

As a Griffith opera and voice graduate you’ll embark on your career as a mature and knowledgeable artist, with the highest quality training as your solid foundation. You’ll be equipped with the skills and techniques to pursue a multitude of opportunities in the ever-evolving profession, including:

  • Solo performer
  • Ensemble member
  • Teacher in private studios or schools (with further training)
  • Music administrator
  • Stage manager
  • Vocal health
  • Director
  • Producer

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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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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

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 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

Open Day

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.