Griffith named top creative arts school in Australia

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Griffith University is the best creative arts school in the country, according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings.
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Something’s coming, something good… Queensland Conservatorium celebrates its 60th with a blockbuster production of West Side Story

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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
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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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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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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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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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Broadway star mentors musical theatre students

Musical theatre students from the Queensland Conservatorium are being mentored by Broadway royalty this week. Award-winning singer Liz Callaway is conducting a series of intensive workshops and masterclasses with final year students before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the first time.
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Griffith musicians powering Opera on the Beach

Students from the Queensland Conservatorium are the musical powerhouse behind this year’s Griffith Opera on the Beach, to be presented by Opera Australia. The talented students make up 80% of the orchestra - providing a lush musical backdrop for the spectacular open-air production of Verdi’s Aida.
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Griffith’s opera production hits a high note

This is opera as you've never seen it before - a blockbuster double bill  that features fantastical sets and costumes, UV projections, puppets and kites. The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is confounding expectations with a fresh take on two operas by superstar French composers Debussy and Ravel.
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All aboard the culture train

Queensland Conservatorium jazz student Mario Conde is travelling to the most remote corners of the state as part of the annual Culture Train line-up. The musical roadshow is part of Queensland Multicultural Month celebrations and features a series of free concerts in regional centres, from Bundaberg to Barcaldine, Longreach, Rockhampton and Winton. Mario originally hails from Bolivia and plays panpipes, fusing traditional South American and Western music.
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All that jazz

Ben Shannon will play alongside some of the world’s best jazz musicians at the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music next month. The Queensland Conservatorium graduate is one of just 48 musicians from around the world selected to attend the intensive 3-week workshop in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.
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