Music Education

School of Education and the Arts
Professor Judith Brown
Dr Peter De Vries


The Creative Arts Research Training Academy (CARTA) supports Masters and PhD students who want to undertake research about music education.  This will usually include projects founded in qualitative methodologies and can be based on music education projects based in schools, private music studios or community music organisations.  The music education projects can cover all genres of music and music education in a wide range of contexts.  The projects could examine new ideas in music pedagogy, music teacher development, music curriculum development with participants at any stage of their musical development.  Students will join a lively and dynamic cohort of creative arts researchers across CQU’s campuses, who come together periodically for CARTA events and research intensives.

Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Music education, Music Pedagogy
Mackay| By Negotiation| Online


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

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