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Professor Judith Brown

EdD, MAA, GradDipEd, HonsBMus, LMusA, AMusA
Director, Conservatorium/HOP Theatre and Music
School of Education and the Arts
LEAP Centre (Learning, Equity, Access and Participation)
(07) 4940 7813
Mackay Ooralea
21 - CQCM Director's Office
About Me

Professor Judith Brown AM is the Director of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music within CQUniversity, Australia and is currently the Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching within the School of Education and the Arts. In 2017, Judith was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for significant service to music education as an academic and teacher, to professional organisations and to the community.

In 2010 she received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. Judith was a consultant editor for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) for their Series 3 Piano for Leisure publications and has served on the Queensland Advisory Committee of the AMEB. She regularly publishes in the field of music education and is actively involved in research around the scholarship of learning and teaching as it applies to tertiary music education practice.

She teaches undergraduate units in music and theatre history, and is Head of Course for the music, theatre and creative arts courses at CQUniversity. She supervises Masters and PhD students in a range of music education and creative arts projects.

A graduate of Elder Conservatorium of Music and CQUniversity, Judith is an accomplished collaborative pianist. She has performed with some of Australia’s leading classical musicians and is also an accomplished performer of music theatre and cabaret genres. She has also adjudicated at eisteddfods and music festivals. Judith is currently a life member and the accompanist for the Mackay Choral Society since 2009.

General
Universities Studied At

University of Adelaide
University of Queensland
Central Queensland University

Awards

2017

Member (AM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division. For significant service to music education as an academic and teacher, to professional organisations, and to the community.


2017

Winner of the Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards for Community Engagement

Project: Choices Applied Theatre project


2013

Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Award for Best Community Engagement 2013

Project: Choices Applied Theatre project. B-HERT Award description here.


2013

CQUniversity Opal Award for Engaged Learning and Teaching

Project: The Safety Circus Applied Theatre Project


2013

Second round finalist in the MacJannet Prize (The Talloires Network, Tufts University, Boston USA) for exceptional student community engagement activities

Project: Choices Applied Theatre Project


2010

Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) citation for outstanding contributions to student learning.

Citation: For sustained learning engagement and motivation of performing arts students through the presentation of inspirational lecture recitals that foster independent and lifelong learning.


2010

CQUniversity Australia Opal Award for Engaged Learning and Teaching

Project: Choices Applied Theatre Project


2009

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor's Teacher of the Year Award


2009

CQUniversity Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education Award for teaching excellence.

2009

Commendation Queensland Road Safety Awards: Choices Applied Theatre project

1999

Commendation for Vice-Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching, Central Queensland University

Professional Experience

Judith, Stuart and Friends

Piano concerts in the form of lecture recitals at CQCM Theatre, Mackay. These free concerts commenced in 2001 and there have been 4 lecture recitals per year since then. The concerts feature guest performances from current CQCM staff, senior students and members of the community.

Themes have included:

  • Film music
  • Rhythm in music
  • The roaring 20s
  • The age of Enlightenment
  • The passionate Romantic
  • Brilliant Baroque
  • Rare Broadway
  • Pop goes mainstream
  • A little bit 'folksy'
  • Tin Pan Alley greats
  • Music of our time


Associate artist (collaborative pianist) in recital with the following artists:

  • Nancye Hayes (cabaret performance - music theatre)
  • Peter Saide (cabaret performance - music theatre)
  • Raymond Connell (voice)
  • Gerald English (voice)
  • Geoffrey Collins (flute)
  • Jason Redman (trombone)
  • Kirsten Kerr (violin)
  • Robert Johnson (horn)
  • Daniel Mendelow (trumpet)
  • Hao Zhou (voice)
  • Kim Kirkman (voice)
  • Paul Tabone (voice)
  • Beth Allen (voice)
  • Simone Maurer (flute)
  • Alicia Casey (violin)
  • Garrick Jones (voice)
  • Regis Danillon (two piano works)
  • Mark Gasser (two piano works)


Vocal ensembles

Resident pianist for Formidable, vocal ensemble, 2009 - 2011. Director: Kim Kirkman

CD recording:

Kirkman, K. (Director) (2009), Fully Formed [CD], Mackay: BAKK Studios


Film

1979       Pianist in the South Australian Film Corporation film Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford.

Professional Memberships

Queensland College of Teachers (Registered teacher continuously since 1982)

Responsibilities

2013 to present:

Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching, School of Education and the Arts

Director, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Head of course - Bachelor of Music (CG51)

Head of course - Bachelor of Theatre (CG72)

Head of course - Diploma of Music (CC41)

Head of course - Bachelor of Creative Arts (CH72)



2011 - 2013:

Head of Program - Bachelor of Theatre (CG72)

Head of Program - Bachelor of Theatre Honours (CB61)


2007 - 2010  Deputy Head of School, School of Arts and Creative Enterprise


2004 - 2007 Acting Director/Sub-Dean, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM)


2000 - 2004 Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Music Theatre (CQ79)


Key Achievements

Licentiate of Music, Australia (LMusA) in piano, Australian Music Examinations Board

Associate of Music, Australia (AMusA) in piano, Australian Music Examinations Board

Editor

Brown, J. E. (Consultant Editor) (2010) Fifth Grade Piano, Series 3, Piano for Leisure. Australian Music Examinations Board: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. ISMN 9790720110059

 

Brown, J. E. (Consultant Editor) (2010) Sixth Grade Piano, Series 3, Piano for Leisure. Australian Music Examinations Board: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. ISMN 9790720110066

 

Brown, J. E. (Consultant Editor) (2010) Seventh Grade Piano, Series 3, Piano for Leisure. Australian Music Examinations Board: Cheltenham, Victoria, Australia. ISMN 9790720110073 

Consultancy Work

2008 - 2011

Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)

Syllabus consultant for Series 3, Piano for Leisure publications, Grades 5 to Certificate of Completion

2005

Adjudicator, Ingham Festival of Arts

2008

Adjudicator, Ingham Festival of Arts

2009

Adjudicator, Rockhampton Eisteddfod (piano)

2011

Piano workshop for Mackay Branch, Music Teachers' Association of Queensland

1993 - present

Advanced level piano tuition - AMEB higher grades and Diplomas
Advanced level piano accompaniment for instrumental and vocal exams - AMEB higher grades and Diplomas

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Education

Curriculum and Pedagogy - Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
I am interested in all aspects of learning and teaching of the performing arts at the tertiary level, including active learning and work-integrated learning stratgies in the performing arts.

Studies In Creative Arts And Writing

Performing Arts and Creative Writing - Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified
I am interested in all aspects of music performance and collaborative music performance, and the development of strategies to analyse this including autoethnography and narrative inquiry.

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