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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.
Study opera and voice at Griffith
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.
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.
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
October 04, 2018
State’s best young musicians flock to Griffith
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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