“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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Griffith music graduate wins Grant McLennan Fellowship

Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Danny Harley (The Kite String Tangle), has won the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship. The grant, founded in honour of legendary Brisbane musician Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens, will allow Danny to spend six months in Berlin honing his craft.
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Griffith launches Centre for Creative Industries

Cementing its place as the number one university for the creative arts in Australia, Griffith University has launched the Griffith Centre for Creative Industries at the Gold Coast campus.
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Musical talent set to shine in ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University students and alumni are set to shine in a blockbuster season finale featuring a full symphony orchestra, pipe organ, hundreds of choristers and eight vocal soloists. 
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A star is born

Griffith opera student Xenia Puskarz Thomas has won a national scholarship that will allow her to study in New York with mentors at the Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard.
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Griffith partners with Bleach Festival

Griffith University has signed a three-year partnership deal with Bleach* Festival – the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture event. The centrepiece of next year’s festival will be a blockbuster outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem, featuring students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Talented musicians from the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will work alongside a […]
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State’s best young musicians flock to Griffith

More than 1,000 young musicians from across the country will descend on the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University this weekend for the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) – the biggest event in the program’s history.
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Queensland Conservatorium receives $1 million bequest

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University has received a $1 million bequest that will benefit generations of young musicians.
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Musical theatre students set to shine

Students from the Queensland Conservatorium will share the stage with Australia’s biggest musical theatre star, Lucy Durack, and the Queensland Pops Orchestra this weekend. The Broadway on Screen concert at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will showcase the country’s best young talent performing a host of blockbuster hits from musicals including The Wizard of […]
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Griffith showcases creative arts on world stage

Griffith University will showcase its creative arts offerings at the George Town Festival in Penang, Malaysia next month. The Arts, Education and Law Group (AEL) are presenting The Griffith Creative Arts Room as part of the month-long celebration of arts and culture, which attracts more than a million visitors from around the world.
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Musical theatre students wow at the Powerhouse

Musical theatre stars from the Queensland Conservatorium are wowing audiences with a sell-out winter season at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Final year triple-threats have wowed audiences at the iconic arts venue with two acclaimed productions: a musical re-imagining of the beloved literary classic, Little Women, and the classic Broadway smash, Company.
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Orchestral career is all about the bass for Jeremy

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Jeremy Watt has composed an impressive musical career playing double bass in some of the world's finest orchestras
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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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Griffith students share stage with Broadway legend

Musical theatre students will have the chance to perform with a Broadway legend this week, when diva Patti LuPone hits the stage at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre. Multiple Tony and Grammy Award-winner Patti LuPone will perform her critically acclaimed show, Don't Monkey with Broadway, to a packed house at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre on Wednesday night.
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Griffith students snare national percussion prize

Queensland Conservatorium student Lochlin Dormer has won Australia's most prestigious percussion award - the  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Snare Drum Prize.
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Bringing music to the masses

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Astrid Jorgensen is bringing music to the masses with her wildly successful project, Pub Choir. Astrid believes that everyone can sing… and Pub Choir is the proof. Her ethos is simple: ‘no audition, no solos, no commitments, no sheet music, no worries’. The talented singer and choral specialist graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium […]
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Musical theatre grads power new production at QPAC

Musical theatre graduates from the Queensland Conservatorium are powering a new production of the iconic rock musical, Rent. The Tony Award-winning show has just opened at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), and features half a dozen recent graduates from the Queensland Conservatorium's renowned Bachelor of Musical Theatre.
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Griffith musical theatre grad wins lead role in Aladdin

Queensland Conservatorium musical theatre graduate Shubshri Kandiah has had all of her wishes granted after winning the lead role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s smash hit musical Aladdin. The role will mark Shubshri’s professional musical theatre debut. The 22-year-old graduated from the Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the end of last year, and is now […]
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