Jared takes out Fender Contender Challenge

Arts Education Law
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Queensland Conservatorium Popular Music student Jared Porter will be the first to perform at Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival this June. The 26-year-old was voted the fan’s favourite after more than 400,000 votes were cast worldwide. It’s been a huge year for Jared, who was named the 2014 Toyota Star Maker winner, […]

SEED takes over the city

Jackson James Smith
Griffith Enterprise
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Brisbane’s top emerging musicians are taking over Brisbane this weekend. Griffith University’s Queensland Conservatorium Popular Music students will perform throughout the Queen Street Mall as part of The City Sounds from Friday 3 October to Sunday 5 October. In a huge line-up, the free performances showcase the talents of independent emerging artists from the Conservatorium. […]

Graduating students showcase their original music

Queensland Conservatorium
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Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University graduating popular music students showcase their original music at The Basement in their farewell performance next month. The line-up includes The Orchard (2013 winners of the national Campus Band Competition), Jessie Ryan Allen, Brodie Graham Band, Leteye, Renee Jones and more in a showcase of music ranging from blues, rock, folk and […]

Is a worm music to your ears?

Ever wondered why some songs get stuck in your head? Dr Tim Byron is researching 'earworms' and how our brains engage with music
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Earworms. They can attack at any time and nearly everyone succumbs to them.   This is the term Dr Tim Byron uses to describe when a song gets stuck in your head and refuses to budge.   “Most of us know that music causes us to feel. It has to do with releasing tension and […]

Watch the Seed project

Seed volume two
Queensland Conservatorium
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Seed artists and Head of the Popular Music Dr Donna Weston talk about the innovative industry-first, student-focused project which sees Bachelor of Popular Music students’ original music released in a dedicated album called Seed. The Seed Project’s program of performances at QPAC run from 5-8pm every Friday until 11 October, featuring live original music. The […]

Live music with Luke Pauley

Timber Bones
Queensland Conservatorium
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Listen to Luke Pauley (Timber Bones) in his interview and performance with ABC Radio this week. Luke was accepted into the Con after playing guitar for just three months. He features on Queensland Conservatorium’s Seed vol 2 album, being launched at QPAC next week. Listen to Live music with Luke Pauley on the ABC Radio […]

Josh Pyke selects student for mentorship

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Josh Pyke, in conjunction with APRA has announced Australian musician GOVS as the winner of the 2013 Josh Pyke Partnership. GOVS is the solo brainchild of 21-year-old Gold Coast based Josiah Birrell, who is currently completing his Bachelor of Popular Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Multi-instrumentalist Josiah is also one of the QCGU SEED Volume 2 […]