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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.

Top Ranking

Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings

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

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 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.'

Mirusia Loewerse

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Scholarships

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Career outcomes

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:

  • advertising
  • arranging
  • arts administration
  • broadcasting
  • composing
  • conducting
  • legal services
  • music production
  • music services
  • orchestrating
  • performing.

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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 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.

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Wednesday 15 November — Sunday 22 October

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

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Wednesday 22 November — Sunday 22 October

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

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Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

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