Resources for School Teachers

Opportunities for you and your students with the UQ School of Music

  1. Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) (take UQ Courses while in Grade 12)
  2. Access to the ARMUS (Architecture and Music Library)
  3. Rehearse and Perform with UQ Student Ensembles
  4. Master of Music courses tailored to Music Teachers
  5. UQ School of Music Concerts Series
  6. UQ Creative Collaboratorium
  7. Concurrent Diploma in Performance (continue playing music after leaving school at UQ)
  8. UQ Winter Chamber Music School


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Why study at the UQ School of Music?

1. Enhanced Studies Program (ESP)

The UQ Enhanced Studies Program (ESP) provides students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge, skills and abilities by completing one university subject during Year 12. In 2017, the following courses in the School of Music are available under the UQ ESP:

Key benefits of enrolling in the UQ ESP are listed below.

  • ESP prepares students for university study by experiencing classes, completing assessment and enjoying campus life.
  • Students enjoy all the advantages associated with being at UQ, including access to UQ libraries, student services, guest lectures and seminars, and use of UQ sporting facilities.
  • No tuition fees*
  • Students who successfully complete ESP will be eligible to receive one bonus point towards their UQ entrance rank (1-99 scale) through the UQ Bonus Rank Scheme.
  • ESP students who later enrol in a relevant UQ degree may receive credit for their completed course.
  • ESP study counts towards a student’s Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Further information is available at QCE Advanced studies.

*  ESP students may be required to purchase additional resources (eg. text books, lab coats, field trips).

More information about UQ Enhanced Studies Program  

2. Access to the ARMUS (Architecture and Music) Library

By becoming a Member School with the UQ Library's Cyberschool program, you and your students gain access to extensive catalogue of scores and music research resources in the ARMUS library and the rest of the UQ Library's catalogue (except online resources). Membership is free and also gives access to professional development opportunities for teachers and teacher librarians. Please click here for more information or contact the UQ Library Cyberschools unit.

3. Rehearse and Perform with UQ Student Ensembles

The UQ School of Music is home to three large classical ensembles that rehearse outside of school hours and perform at least once during semester. The UQ Symphony Orchestra is one of the finest youth orchestras in Australia and together with the UQ Winds forms a core component of our instrumental training for Bachelor of Music students, both under the direction of Dr Warwick Potter - one of the most experienced and successful youth orchestra conductors in Australia. The UQ Chorale is directed by Mr Graeme Morton AM who was recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to Australian choral music. 

Entry to these ensembles is by audition only, with auditions taking place during the latter half of Semester 2 for the following year. Ad-hoc entry throughout the semester is possible via direct contact with the director of the ensemble. Students can participate in the ensembles either through the ESP course Large Ensembles A (MUSC1100) or for enjoyment at no cost.

For more information on your students participating in UQ's ensembles, please email us.

4. Master of Music courses tailored to Music Teachers

The School of Music offers two coursework Masters programs with courses that cater specifically to music teachers. They can be completed out of school hours, with many courses in the music education field providing opportunities for action research [school-based] projects. These courses may count towards compulsory professional development requirements. 

For more information about our Master of Music programs, please click here

5. UQ School of Music Concert Series

The School of Music programs over 20 concerts every year, providing many opportunities to hear guest artists and School staff members and students perform. Highlights include our Vice-Chancellor's Concert Series at QPAC each semester, weekly free Thursday lunchtime concerts during semester, as well as concerts series at Customs House and the UQ Art Museum. We extend a warm welcome to all members of the public to join us at these events. 

To see what Concerts and Events we have coming up, see our Events page.

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6. UQ Creative Collaboratorium

The Creative Collaboratorium in the School of Music at the University of Queensland was established in 2010 to provide a research focus that recognised the unique qualities of its music disciplines and provide common ground for dialogue, collaboration, and the generation of new knowledge. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for teachers to improve their knowledge and skills as well as remain in touch with music-based research.

Creative Collaboratorium events are advertised via the School of Music Events page.

Our School of Music Research Report for 2015 is available here.

7. Concurrent Diploma in Music Performance

UQ offers undergraduate students a wonderful opportunity to stay involved in music while enrolled in a non-music program. The Concurrent Diploma in Music Performance can be studied alongside any other UQ undergraduate program adding either an extra year of study or undertaking the diploma over an accelerated period. Enrolling in the Concurrent Diploma takes place once a student has enrolled at UQ after finishing high school. For students wanting to continue playing while studying in another area, this is a perfect solution. 

More information about the Diploma in Music Performance

More information about the Diplom in Music Performance