Promoting global collaboration
The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders from industry and academia, within Australia and around the world.
Together with out research partners and industry collaborators we cultivate projects that are imaginative, interdisciplinary and dedicated to addressing the pressing issues of the 21st Century.
This shared vision has led to several successive Australian Research Council Linkage Projects and numerous arts grants.
Ms Nicole Carroll
Nicole Carroll is a composer, performer, sound designer and builder currently based in Brisbane, where she is an Adjunct Research Fellow at QCGU. She is a PhD candidate in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University (US).
Professor Sara Cohen
Sara Cohen has a background in the anthropology of music and a PhD in Social Anthropology from Oxford University. Her work has focused on Britain, Europe and the US, with a particular emphasis on Liverpool and other cities. She explores questions concerning heritage, memory and place.
Professor Steven Feld
Visiting us from America, Steven Feld is a leading ethnomusicologist, linguist and anthropologist well known for ‘Voices of the Rainforest’ – his composition of a day in the life of the Bosavi rainforest and Kaluli people in Papua New Guinea.
Associate Professor Monica Gagliano
Monica Gagliano is a Research Associate Professor in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Western Australia where she has pioneered the brand-new research field of plant bioacoustics by demonstrating for the first time that plants emit their own ‘voices’ as well as detect and respond to the sounds surrounding them.
Professor Helena Gaunt
Professor Helena Gaunt is Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London. Helena works closely with our researchers in the QCRC focus area of Music Learning and Teaching together with Professor Gemma Carey.
Ms Laura Hassler
Laura is the founder and director of Musicians without Borders. Born in New York, she studied cultural anthropology and music at Swarthmore College and was active in US and international peace and social change movements. She moved to the Netherlands in 1977, where she developed a career linking music to social causes. Part of a large network of socially conscious musicians, Laura mobilized this network to create Musicians without Borders in 1999.
Professor Roy Howat
Roy Howat is a Scottish pianist and musical researcher, renowned for his expertise in French repertoire. He has appeared worldwide with distinguished fellow-performers, including the legendary Panocha Quartet of Prague. He has also conducted professionally, and performed on violin and viola.
Distinguished Professor Steven Schick
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego. Among his acclaimed publications are a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and numerous recordings of contemporary percussion music including a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of Iannis Xenakis (Mode).
Dr Kavita Shah
Kavita is a New Yorker of Indian origin fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. She incorporates her in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural traditions into her jazz-based repertoire, placing eclectic songs, instruments, and artists in dialogue with one another.
Mr Sandy Sur
At the Leweton Cultural Village in Luganville, Vanuatu, Sandy Sur leads community-based creative projects that raise local and international awareness of the impact of climate change on his local people and culture.
Academic Partners National
- Batchelor Institute
- Curtin University
- Musicological Society of Australia (MSA)
- Southern Cross University
- Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
- University of South Australia
- Western Sydney University
Image credit: Community mural, Central Land Council, Tennant Creek. Image captured by Dr Sarah Woodland.
International Advisory Board
Out International advisory board consists of experts from a range of areas relating to music research throughout the world. Their input and guidance ensures we remain a world-class research centre with projects which adress the pressing issues of our time.
- Professor Peter Dejans, Orpheus Institute, Belgium
- Professor Helena Gaunt, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, England
- Professor Mari Shiobara, Kunitachi College of Music, Japan
- Professor Rineke Smilde, Prince Claus Conservatoire, The Netherlands
- Professor Ian Whalley, The University of Waikato, New Zealand