A star is born

Alumni
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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.

Remarkable music students win Conservatorium Medal

Alumni
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Two remarkable students are following a long line of musical luminaries by winning the prestigious Queensland Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. Violinist Kate Worley and pianist Crystal Smith were presented with the medals in front of a packed house at the opening concert of the Queensland Conservatorium orchestral season.

Music a family affair at Griffith

Alumni
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Music education is a family affair for second and third generation students at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). These young musicians have chosen to follow in their parents and grandparents footsteps after winning a place at Australia's number one creative arts school.

Three of a kind

Alumni
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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.

All aboard the culture train

Arts Education Law
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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.