Focus on developing and enhancing your voice or instrument.

  • Experience world-class instrumental and vocal tuition from internationally acclaimed practitioners.
  • Participate in chamber music, large ensembles, lectures, master classes, and recitals.
  • Undertake artistic research in your creative practice.
  • Obtain a future-driven tertiary music education which prepares you to navigate a music performance career in the digital age.


Our Performance Teachers


Successful ANAM entrants: Caleb Salizzo (piano), Rollin Zhao (violin) and Daniel Chiou (cello) 

Music performance lies at the heart of the UQ School of Music. Our instrumental, vocal, and conducting lecturers are professional performers and educators, many from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Opera Queensland.

Performance students receive weekly lessons that cover repertoire from a variety of periods, and are also offered regular performance opportunities. Through our ensemble program and extra-curriculum activities our students feature in concerts regularly at the St Lucia Campus, within the Brisbane region, throughout Australia and overseas.

As a student, you'll have the opportunity to: 

  • Particpate in two annual concerts at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). 
  • Perform annually at the Queensland Music Festival (QMF).
  • Attend and perform alongside world-class musicians at our weekly lunchtime concert series.
  • Present and produce concerts at the UQ Art Museum, UQ Customs House and St John's Cathedral.
  • Perform with the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra in China.

As a Bachelor of Music (Honours) student you will also have the opportunity to take part in work-integrated learning opportunities that include internships with reputable industry partners such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland, Musica Viva, Queensland Ballet, the Queensland Youth Orchestras, and Education Queensland. 

Our students have an enviable rate of success in gaining entry into annual Australian Youth Orchestra programs, while an exceptionally high percentage of postgraduate students successfully gain entry into the prestigious Australian National Academy of Music.

Anna Grinberg (piano) and Adam Chalabi (violin) performing in the School of Music Virtual Concert Series debut concert.