Our position in the heart of a leading Conservatoire and connection to a University with a strong social agenda, makes us highly distinctive both in Australia and internationally. This unique positioning allows us to combine cutting edge creativity and artistry with innovative approaches to social engagement, social justice and social change. Since our beginnings in 2003, we have remained committed to exploring the complex and multi-faceted role that music plays in contemporary society, and continued to champion music research that is imaginative in content and design, interdisciplinary in nature, and dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of our time.

Our research is underpinned by a firm belief that music has a significant role to play in addressing some of the most challenging issues facing our generation, whether it be climate change, health equity, social justice, desistance from crime, poverty alleviation, community wellbeing or cultural sustainability, to mention a few. Our researchers do this by working in collaborative and interdisciplinary teams alongside communities and industry, and by harnessing new technologies and inviting the public to play a role in our events, installations and performances.

In its 15th year, Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) continues to lead the way in innovative music research that yields strong artistic and social outcomes both in Australia and internationally.

Over the past 15 years, QCRC members have produced a significant body of work that has made a major contribution to the field of music research. This has included books, chapters, journal articles, reports and industry pieces aimed at a broader readership through high-profile publishers, and our creative work has been featured in leading festivals, recordings, on the concert stage, and in digital media. We have remained committed to being key players in our national and international communities of music practice, and in 2017/2018 QCRC researchers will continue to travel the world presenting keynotes at leading disciplinary conferences, performing at celebrated national and international festivals and events, and disseminating our creative and text-based work online and through extensive networks.

Our 2017/2018 program of events promises an enticing series of performances, festivals, conferences, specialist research gatherings, lectures and visiting scholars. This program will provide us with the opportunity to not only reflect on the significant work that has been done to date, but also look forward to the exciting research developments on the horizon. Thank you for joining us on this research journey so far. We look forward to celebrating this milestone with you during one of our events, through one of our flagship projects, or online.

Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director, QCRC

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Watch this short video to meet Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Director, Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet and learn about her research interests.

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