“Because of her, we can,” say Griffith Indigenous women

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With NAIDOC week upon us, three of Griffith’s most prominent indigenous students share their personal stories.
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West Side Story opens in Brisbane

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Love and death. Romance and rivalry. Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium’s main stage musical for 2017. The show, which turns 60 this year, headlines the Queensland Conservatorium’s 60th anniversary line-up. Hailed as ‘the greatest musical of all time’, the show features a Grammy-winning score by legendary composer Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, including […]
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Singing the best medicine for Parkinson’s sufferers

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They say laughter is the best medicine, but researchers at Griffith are looking at whether singing may be able to help improve the lives of Parkinson’s sufferers. Researchers at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre are launching a new 6-month project to evaluate whether singing can help improve the communication skills and mental outlook of people with Parkinson’s Disease.
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The entrepreneurial life of the musician

“I didn’t grow up in a musical house, but we did own a record store. We never really sat around the table talking about music, the family talked about business. I had an absolute passion for music and loved playing, but I wasn’t surrounded by it, my environment was other stuff.” Teacher, researcher and woodwind […]
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Sounds great as Griffith hosts International Ecoacoustics Congress

Researchers will explore ways that sound can deepen our understanding of the environment at the 2018 International Ecoacoustics Congress.
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Griffith musicians to play for country’s movers and shakers

Four young musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium are preparing for the gig of a lifetime after being chosen to perform for the Prime Minister and industry leaders on the eve of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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Griffith musical theatre star rockets up the Billboard charts

Queensland Conservatorium musical theatre alumnus Ash Waterman has cracked the US Billboard charts with her debut single – scoring a top 20 position with her dance anthem Too Late. Ash recorded the track in Nashville, teaming up with Bryan Todd, a Grammy-nominated producer and songwriter who has worked with artists like Miley Cyrus and Snoop […]
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Singing the key to improving life for Parkinson’s sufferers

Singing improves the lives of people living with Parkinson’s, according to an Australian-first study conducted by researchers from the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University. More than 70 people from around Queensland participated in the ground-breaking Griffith University study that looked at how singing could improve the health and wellbeing of people with Parkinson’s.
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Symposium explores a new way to listen

How does sound help us chart the health of the environment? Researchers from around the world will explore this question at “Perspectives on Listening”, an international symposium hosted by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre and Biosphere Soundscapes next month. The three-day symposium features live performances, immersive installations, sound walks and field trips across the rainforests of […]
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Music is the best medicine

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Professor Don Stewart believes that music can be the best medicine. Professor Stewart’s latest project uses an innovative mix of music and traditional shadow puppetry to help combat parasitic infections and break the poverty cycle in rural Indonesia. The project is one of 17 new grants funded by the Australia-Indonesia Institute, which promotes […]
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Music hits right notes in reconciliation journey

Griffith University celebrates key milestones.
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Griffith research on show at the Smithsonian

An interactive sound installation developed by a Griffith researcher to help tackle climate change is on show at the Smithsonian Museum this month, as part of the Earth Optimism summit. Queensland Conservatorium research fellow Dr Leah Barclay was the only Australian invited to present at the summit in Washington DC, which attracted 3,000 leading scientists, environmentalists and artists from around the world.
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Where music meets science

The Queensland Conservatorium will play host to a series of weird and wonderful sonic experiments as part of the World Science Festival this month. The series of free events are part of an exciting program called 100 Ways to Listen, which explores the crossroads where music meets science and celebrates the innovative music-making of the Conservatorium’s all-star faculty and students.
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Queensland Conservatorium ranked in top 50 worldwide

The Queensland Conservatorium is among the top 50 performing arts institutions in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Griffith University’s Performing Arts programs were ranked at number 46.
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Griffith Uni stars at World Science Festival

From tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges to acknowledging the unsung women in science and getting kids to become eco-warriors, Griffith University is sharing its expertise across all areas at this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane. Held from March 22-26, the festival brings together great minds from around the world  in an annual week-long celebration and […]
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Griffith filmmakers win prestigious film award

Three Griffith filmmakers have been awarded a prestigious Crystal Bear award for their documentary 'Wolfe', which was named Best Short Film by the Youth Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.
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AEL awards showcase top alumni

Award-winning author Rebecca Johnson has been named Griffith University's 2016 Arts, Education and Law Alumnus of the Year for inspiring a love of science in children. Dami Im has won the 2016 Arts, Education and Law Young Alumnus of the Year.
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Applications open for placements in Chinese technology incubators

Queensland researchers and entrepreneurs will be able to access expertise and investment opportunities in China through a new State Government program offering up to $20,000 for placements in key Chinese technology incubators.
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