Alumni

A star is born

Queensland Conservatorium graduate Georgie Hopson was handpicked for her latest role by the grand dame of musical theatre, Julie Andrews. The Bachelor of Musical Theatre alumnus was chosen from hundreds of young hopefuls to join the cast of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady. “I did my first audition for the show with Julie Andrews – definitely one of the highlights of my career to date,” she said. “It was nerve-wracking, but she was so warm and supportive that she just instantly put me at ease.
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Arts Education Law

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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Alumni

Queensland Conservatorium turns 60

Standing apart as one of Australia's finest music schools with a glittering roll call of alumni, the Queensland Conservatorium is turning sixty. Internationally recognised musicians including Dami Im, Jayson Gillham, Katie Noonan, Piers Lane, Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lisa Gasteen and Brett Dean have passed through its doors. With players in leading positions in every Australian state orchestra, and a host of Grammy and ARIA award winners among its alumni, the Queensland Conservatorium is celebrating a remarkable six decades of peerless music education.
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Alumni

Singer taking mighty steps to cure cancer

Just before Christmas 2015, Queensland Conservatorium opera graduate Matt Hirst was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer and told he had just three months to live. One year on he is getting ready to celebrate his 30th birthday and his album to raise funds for brain cancer research has climbed to number four on the iTunes charts.
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Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Innovation rewarded with national teaching awards

Two Griffith University academics, Professor Gemma Carey and Professor Mark Brimble, have received prestigious national teaching awards that honour significant contributions to student learning.
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Features

Rising music stars in graduate showcase

Music fans take note. You can catch Australia’s best young performers in action at the Queensland Conservatorium’s Popular Music graduate showcase this month at the Gold Coast Arts Centre on November 24.
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Inside Griffith

Conservatorium and ballet pair up for first time

The Queensland Conservatorium is pairing up with the Queensland Ballet for a sell-out song and dance spectacular 'Music and Dance' is a ballet-lovers dream, with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony and Queensland Ballet dancers performing excerpts from beloved classics like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.
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Music

Young musicians take over the Queensland Conservatorium

More than 900 young musicians from across the state will descend on the Queensland Conservatorium this weekend for the State Honours Ensemble Program - the biggest event in the program’s history. High school students from the Border to the Cape and as far west as Mt Isa travel to Brisbane for four days of intensive rehearsals, tutorials and concerts.
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Music

Hollywood director directs student opera

Acclaimed film director Bruce Beresford is helming the Queensland Conservatorium’s annual opera production, Albert Herring. This is the first time the film director has taken the reins of a student production and he says audiences are in for a treat. “Queensland is lucky to have a music school this good,” he said. “I’m astounded by the standard of the students in this production.”
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Features

Symphony in a day will test young musicians

Eight hours. Fifty young musicians. One unforgettable piece of music. Welcome to Symphony in a Day, the brainchild of Queensland Conservatorium Masters student Jessica Hort.
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Alumni

Arts immersion wins Three Minute Thesis

Meet Susan Chapman: educator, researcher, singer, actor and now Griffith University Three Minute Thesis Challenge winner. The Education PhD candidate’s presentation “Arts Immersion: An exciting way forward in education’’ proposes a new way of classroom learning. “So many teachers are exhausted by an over-crowded curriculum,’’ she said. “They struggle to fit in so many things […]
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Arts Education Law

Theatre students blossom in The Secret Garden

The Tony-award winning musical, The Secret Garden, will be performed by triple-threat Musical Theatre students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University over seven nights from Thursday.
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Arts Education Law

Griffith gears up for Opera on the Beach

The iconic Opera on the Beach concert on the Gold Coast has the backing of Griffith University as a sponsor - and home to Australia's best opera students.
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Alumni

Katie Noonan to lead evening of Jazz & Shiraz

Much loved and awarded singer - Griffith University graduate Katie Noonan - will head a stellar cast of performers for Jazz & Shiraz on the Lawn at Logan campus on Saturday, 25 June
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Music

Trio of Queensland Music Awards

The Queensland Music Awards have honoured graduates of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University this week with three major awards. Progressive alternative rock band Caligula’s Horse took out the Best Heavy Song category for their track “Marigold”, BFK Music was awarded the Jazz category for their song “Hope in My Pocket”, and Avaberée was presented with Most […]
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