High-schoolers unleash their inner rock star

Twenty-five young musicians will take to the stage on Friday afternoon to celebrate the end of an exclusive annual Rock School.

The hand-picked students were selected from throughout Queensland and New South Wales and have spent this week writing and recording in a studio for the summer program run by the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

The students will have the chance to showcase the original music they have produced during the school in a live performance on Friday, January 13 on the Gold Coast campus.

Queensland Conservatorium Deputy Director Dr Donna Weston says the students have had the chance to meet and interact with other talented musicians and have also learned how to make the most out of the current conditions of the industry.

The holiday program is designed to help aspiring young musicians develop their skills in popular music and has focused on songwriting, performance and recording in a studio-based environment.

For more information: Lauren Suto, 0418 799 544 or visit: http://www.griffith.edu.au/music/open-conservatorium/programs-courses/rock-school