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Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC)

Hands at piano keyboard Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre

Griffith University

The Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre (QCRC) undertakes leading-edge research tackling the complex and multi-faceted role music plays in contemporary society. The Centre collaborates with national and international partners and stakeholders to cultivate projects that are creative and imaginative in content and design, interdisciplinary in nature, and dedicated to addressing the pressing needs of our time. The research outcomes from QCRC cater to diverse audiences across the community, music industry and higher education sector, and are published and presented across a wide range of platforms to achieve far-reaching impact. QCRC also curates a vibrant program of yearly events that brings together research, learning and teaching and community engagement. The Centre’s research focus areas include: - Artistic research in music - Music and communities - Music learning and teaching - Music and technology - Music, health and wellbeing.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Research into creative processes in music
  • Understanding changing nature and contexts for music within contemporary environments
  • Music pedagogy
  • Interplay between music and technology
  • Research into health and wellbeing outcomes of participatory music programs

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff


South Bank campus, Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Bank , 4101

Lead researcher

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
19 June 2019