Remarkable music students win Conservatorium Medal

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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.

Singing the key to improving life for Parkinson’s sufferers

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Singing improves the lives of people living with Parkinson’s, according to an Australian-first study conducted by researchers from the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University. More than 70 people from around Queensland participated in the ground-breaking Griffith University study that looked at how singing could improve the health and wellbeing of people with Parkinson’s.

Symposium explores a new way to listen

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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 […]

Music is the best medicine

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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 […]

Griffith research on show at the Smithsonian

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An interactive sound installation developed by a Griffith researcher to help tackle climate change is on show at the Smithsonian Museum this month, as part of the Earth Optimism summit. Queensland Conservatorium research fellow Dr Leah Barclay was the only Australian invited to present at the summit in Washington DC, which attracted 3,000 leading scientists, environmentalists and artists from around the world.