Queensland Conservatorium alumnus Katie Noonan has been appointed director of music for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games’ opening and closing ceremonies – an epic production destined to be viewed by a global television audience of up to 1.5 billion. Noonan, a five-time ARIA Award-winner and a former Arts, Education and Law Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, was […]
The Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra will play on hallowed turf this week – bowling over cricket fans from around the world on the opening day of the Ashes series at the Gabba. The 70-piece student ensemble will play both national anthems and get fans on their feet with a stirring rendition of Jerusalem for the Barmy Army and […]
Musical theatre students from the Queensland Conservatorium are being mentored by Broadway royalty this week. Award-winning singer Liz Callaway is conducting a series of intensive workshops and masterclasses with final year students before she takes to the stage in Brisbane for the first time.
Students from the Queensland Conservatorium are the musical powerhouse behind this year’s Griffith Opera on the Beach, to be presented by Opera Australia. The talented students make up 80% of the orchestra - providing a lush musical backdrop for the spectacular open-air production of Verdi’s Aida.
This is opera as you've never seen it before - a blockbuster double bill that features fantastical sets and costumes, UV projections, puppets and kites. The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University is confounding expectations with a fresh take on two operas by superstar French composers Debussy and Ravel.
Griffith University is the best creative arts school in the country, according to the latest Uni Reviews rankings.
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.