Arts Education Law

Conservatorium launches 2018 concert season

The Queensland Conservatorium has unveiled its latest concert season, promising yet another blockbuster year of performances. Queensland Conservatorium Director Professor Scott Harrison, who will officially launch the season this Friday, said audiences can expect a diverse program that showcases the talent of students, staff and alumni.
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Alumni

A whole new world for Aladdin star

Musical theatre graduate Kimberley Hodgson feels like all her wishes have come true, after scoring a lead role in the national production of Aladdin.
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Alumni

Three of a kind

When Nick Woodhead starts at the Queensland Conservatorium next week, he will be following a family tradition. Nick's older brother Dominic graduated from the Bachelor of Musical Theatre in 2014, and his older sister Miriam is in her final year of the same degree.
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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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All the world’s a stage for new acting students

This week marks the launch of Griffith University's new Bachelor of Acting, and the first intake of students can't wait to get started. Peter Irankunda said he was "head over heels" about being accepted into the course. "To think that I get to spend the next three years studying acting gets me excited," he said.
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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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Alumni

Musical theatre grad wins Rob Guest Endowment Award

Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Georgina Hopson has won Australia's pre-eminent musical theatre award - the Rob Guest Endowment. Georgina took out the award with a stunning performance of Glitter and Be Gay and When Did I Fall In Love after a day of gruelling workshops and interviews with the judging panel. The $20,000 prize was presented at a gala ceremony at Sydney's Capitol Theatre this month, and will allow her to travel to New York to undertake further studies.
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Alumni

Well placed for success

In 2012, a group of new graduates from Griffith Film School and the Queensland Conservatorium founded Well Placed Cactus – a digital start up that created games, apps and interactive installations. Fast forward five years, and the company has just been snapped up by global consulting giant Deloitte. Queensland Conservatorium music technology graduate Jack Gillespie […]
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Griffith launches acting degree in 2018

The Queensland Conservatorium's new acting degree has received a stamp of approval from Academy Award winning actress, Dame Judi Dench.
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Griffith Film School takes home ATOM double

Griffith Film School has been lauded for its continued outstanding excellence in the creative arts with two major wins at this year’s Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) awards.
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Griffith grad Katie Noonan appointed musical director for GC2018

Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Katie Noonan has been appointed director of music for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ opening and closing ceremonies – an epic production destined to be viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion. Noonan, a five-time ARIA Award-winner and a former Arts, Education and Law Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, was […]
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Business and government

Six Griffith students named 2018 New Colombo Plan scholars

Bachelor of Engineering student to be China Fellow.
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Griffith grad Kate Miller-Heidke to headline Festival 2018

Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Kate Miller-Heidke has been announced as the first headline act for Festival 2018. The multi-platinum selling artist will be a major drawcard at the multi-arts festival, which will run alongside the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games from 4-15 April.
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Griffith Film School lecturer celebrates release of debut feature

Griffith Film School lecturer Priscilla Cameron is celebrating the Australian release of her debut feature film, The Butterfly Tree, which opened in cinemas this week. Shot at Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland, and starring Melissa George and Ed Oxenbould, the film has made waves on the international movie scene. Since its international debut […]
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Griffith musicians set to bowl over cricket fans at the Ashes

The Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will play on hallowed turf this week – bowling over cricket fans from around the world on the opening day of the Ashes series at the Gabba. The 70-piece student ensemble will play both national anthems and get fans on their feet with a stirring rendition of Jerusalem for the Barmy Army and […]
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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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Alumni

Dami Im lends X Factor to GC2018 Gala

Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Dami Im will headline the GC2018 Charity Gala and Medal Reveal this Saturday 4 November at The Star on the Gold Coast. The Masters of Music Studies graduate shot to stardom after winning The X Factor in 2013 and was Australia’s entrant in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Dami will carry the Queen’s Baton […]
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Griffith musical theatre grad in the spotlight

Griffith Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduate Jackson McGovern is stepping into the spotlight with a lead role in a new production at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Nineteen is a black comedy about four young men living in a share house. From the outside they seem like lovable larrikins but underneath the bravado lurks something more sinister. The play […]
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