Professor Judith Brown School of Education and the Arts
Director, Conservatorium/HOP Theatre and Music
EdD, MAA, GradDipEd, HonsBMus, LMusA, AMusA
Phone: (07) 4940 7813 - Ext: 57813
2017Member (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.
Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Award for Best Community Engagement 2013
Project: Choices Applied Theatre project. B-HERT Award description here.
CQUniversity Opal Award for Engaged Learning and Teaching
Project: The Safety Circus Applied Theatre Project
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
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.
CQUniversity Australia Opal Award for Engaged Learning and Teaching
Project: Choices Applied Theatre Project
CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor's Teacher of the Year Award
2009CQUniversity Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education Award for teaching excellence.
Commendation Queensland Road Safety Awards: Choices Applied Theatre project
Commendation for Vice-Chancellor's Award for Quality Teaching, Central Queensland University
Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Award for Best Community Engagement 2017
Project: Choices Applied Theatre project
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)
Resident pianist for Formidable, vocal ensemble, 2009 - 2011. Director: Kim Kirkman
Kirkman, K. (Director) (2009), Fully Formed [CD], Mackay: BAKK Studios
1979 Pianist in the South Australian Film Corporation film Breaker Morant, directed by Bruce Beresford.
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Research in Music Education (ANZARME)
Member of the Queensland Advisory Committee of the Australian Music Examinations Board representing the Higher Education forum, 2004 - 2011.
Queensland College of Teachers (Registered teacher continuously since 1982)
Executive member of National Council of Tertiary Music Schools, NACTMUS, 2007 - 2010
Member of the National Council of Tertiary Music Schools, NACTMUS, 2007 to the present.
2013 to present:
Director, Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music
Head of program - Bachelor of Music (CG51)
Head of program - Bachelor of Theatre (CG72)
August 2013 - February 2014:
Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching, School of Education and the Arts
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)
Licentiate of Music, Australia (LMusA) in piano, Australian Music Examinations Board
Associate of Music, Australia (AMusA) in piano, Australian Music Examinations Board
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
Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)
Syllabus consultant for Series 3, Piano for Leisure publications, Grades 5 to Certificate of Completion
Adjudicator, Ingham Festival of Arts
Adjudicator, Ingham Festival of Arts
Adjudicator, Rockhampton Eisteddfod (piano)
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
Brown, J.E., Barn, H., Thompson-Star, P. (2012) Choices: Using applied theatre to help Year 12 students develop safe partying strategies for Schoolies celebrations. Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance Conference, July 2012, QUT, Brisbane, Australia
Brown, J. E. (2011) Flow in collaborative music performance: An autoethnographic study of flow for a piano accompanist.
Ed.D. thesis, CQUniversity Australia.
Supervisors: Professor Bruce Knight, Associate Professor Steven Pace.
2013 - 2014
Project: The Safety Circus Applied Theatre projectFunding source: Mackay Regional Council: $7,000
2012 - 2013
Project: The Safety Circus Applied Theatre project
Funding source: Queensland Police Service Community Crime Prevention Fund 2012: $10,000
Project: Choices Applied Theatre project
Funding source: Whitsunday Regional Council, Whitsunday Schoolies Advisory Committee: $26,000
Project: Choices Applied Theatre projectFunding source: Whitsunday Regional Council, Whitsunday Schoolies Advisory Committee: $26,020
Brown, J. E. (2016). Enhancing graduate employability through community engagement projects: A case study of leadership in the performing arts. In E. K. M. Chong (Ed.), Proceedings of the 21st International Seminar of the ISME Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician (CEPROM) (pp. 31-42). Malvern, Vic.: International Society for Music Education. Retrieved from https://www.isme.org/proceedings
Brown, J. (2012). Finding flow in collaborative music performance : essential music reading skills for a piano accompanist. In Proceedings : International Society for Music Education 30th World Conference on Music Education, Music Paedeia: from Ancient Greek Philosophers Toward Global Music Communities, 15-20 July 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece (pp. 79-87). Nedlands, W.A.: International Society of Music Education (ISME).
Brown, J. (2012). Making it relevant : engaging performing arts students in theoretical learning. In Educating professional musicians in a global context : proceedings of the 19th International Seminar of the Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician (CEPROM), International Society for Music Education, Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens, Greece, July 10-13, 2012 (pp. 21-25). Nedlands, Western Australia: International Society for Music Education. Retrieved from http://issuu.com/official_isme/docs/4_ceprom_2012_proceedings_web
Kirkman, K., & Brown, J. (2011). Theatre bootcamp : results of a case study examining first-year student learning experiences during an intensive performing arts training project. In Magnetic resonance (3-6 July 2010, Townsville, Australia) and Research conversations (6-8 July 2011, Gold Coast, Australia) : proceedings of the 2010 XXXVIInd and 2011 XXXIIIrd Annual Conferences. (pp. 50-59). Townsville, Qld.: Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME Australia).
Brown, J. (2000). I'm doing this for myself : experiences of adult students in the continuing education program at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Mackay. In K. Appleton, C. Macpherson, & D. Orr (Eds.), Lifelong Learning Conference : selected papers from the inaugural international Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia, 17-19 July 2000, hosted by Central Queensland University (pp. 145-151). Rockhampton, Qld.: Lifelong Learning Conference Committee, Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/4030
Brown, J. (2005). Learning for all : creating opportunities for lifelong learning through community music engagement. In Women in Research Conference : a national conference about “Women Doing Research”, Gladstone CQU Campus, Gladstone, 24-25 November, 2005. (pp. 1-11). Gladstone, Qld.: Central Queensland University.
Brown, J. (2002). Life is a cabaret, old chum! : investigating the process of bringing theatrical performance skills from the studio to the stage. In International Lifelong Learning Conference : refereed papers from the 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 16-19 June 2002 (pp. 81-89). Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University Press. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/9363
Brown, J. (2003). Putting it together : developing teamwork skills through music theatre productions. In Discovery : discovering research, discovering teaching & learning, discovering self : 2003 Women in Research Conference, Central Queensland University, 13-14 November 2003, Rockhampton, Qld. (pp. 1-10). Rockhampton, Qld.: Women in Research, Central Queensland University. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/3181
Brown, J. (2006). Singing for real : using high stakes assessment strategies as authentic learning experiences in the development of vocal performers at the tertiary level. In Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference. (pp. 1-9). Adelaide, SA: Australian Association for Research in Education. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/06pap/bro06630.pdf
Brown, J. (2007). Staging performance : examining the benefits of creating a high performance team. In Celebrating Musical Communities: proceedings of the 40th Anniversary National Conference, Perth 6-10 July 2007. (pp. 69-72). Nedlands, WA: Australian Society for Music Education Inc. (WA Chapter).
Brown, J., & Kirkman, K. (2007). The role of tertiary music academics in facilitating cultural capital in community music organisations : a case study. In Music in Australian Tertiary Institutions : issues for the 21st century : proceedings of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS) National Conference, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith Univesity, 29 June - 1July 2007. (pp. 1-15). Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University. Retrieved from http://www.nactmus.org.au/pdf/brown_kirkman.pdf
Brown, J. (2004). Virtual' music theory : a pedagogical investigation of a new design and delivery model in music theory. In Proceedings of the 2nd Hawaii International Conference in Education. (pp. 1-13). Honolulu, USA.: HICE.
Brown, J., & McNee, P. (2004). Where do I find the music for that? : developing skills in information literacy for tertiary music students. In P. Danaher, C. Macpherson, F. Nouwens, & D. Orr (Eds.), Lifelong learning : whose responsibility and what is your contribution? : refereed papers from the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 13 - 16 June 2004 (pp. 68-73). Rockhampton, Qld.: Central Queensland University Press. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/1140
Brown, J. (2014). Using autoethnography to create narratives to understand musical taste and the experience of collaborative music performance. Text., 18(1), 1-11. Retrieved from http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue26/Brown.pdf
Brown, J. (2012). Examining creativity in collaborative music performance: constraint and freedom. Text., 16, 1-16. Retrieved from http://www.textjournal.com.au/speciss/issue16/brown.pdf
Quek, L. H., White, A., Low, C., Brown, J., Dalton, N., Dow, D., & Connor, J. (2012). Good choices, great future : an applied theatre prevention program to reduce alcohol-related risky behaviours during Schoolies. Drug and alcohol review., (2012), 1-6. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2012.00453.x
Quek, L. H., White, A., Brown, J., Low, C., Dalton, N., Salom, C., & Connor, J. (2011). An evaluation of the choices schoolies program in North Queensland. Drug and alcohol review., 30(S1), 49. doi:10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00355.x
Brown, J. (2011). In the zone : an autoethnographic study exploring the links between flow and mindfulness for a piano accompanist. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 8(2), 83-95. Retrieved from http://www.sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=6072
Brown, J. (2009). Reflective practice : a tool for measuring the development of generic skills in the training of professional musicians. International journal of music education., 27(4), 372-382.
Brown, J. (2003). An investigation of factors affecting learning in tap dancing and the implications for dance pedagogy for music theatre students at the tertiary level. Asia-Pacific journal for arts education., 2(1), 31-45.
Brown, J. (2005). In pursuit of excellence : using high stakes assessment strategies as a teaching and learning tool for the development of performers of excellence. International journal of learning., 11(1), 199-203.
Brown, J. (2004). Moving towards excellence : creating a teaching framework that challenges musicians to a pursuit of excellence. Studies in learning, evaluation, innovation and development., 1(1), 16-23. Retrieved from http://sleid.cqu.edu.au/viewarticle.php?id=46
Brown, J. (2011). Flow in collaborative music performance : an autoethnographic study of the phenomenon of flow for a piano accompanist. (PhD Thesis, Central Queensland University).
Young, N., O'Neill, B., Tabone, P., Hanson, S., Kirkman, K., Brennan, K., & Brown, J. (2009). Fully-formed [sound recording]. Mackay, Qld : Bakk Studios.
Caron, L., Danillon, R., Jones, G., Brown, J., Rose, C., Lambourne, S., . . . Williamson, J. (2005). Williamson & Musgrove's grand Xmas pantomime, Djin-Djin : the Japanese bogie-man : a fairy tale of old Japan (No. Of Pieces: Live performance) [sound recording]. Mackay, Qld : Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Brown, J. (2008). Challenging the old paradigms : using the dimensions of learning to enhance the training of professional musicians within tertiary music institutions. In D. Bennett, & M. Hannan (Eds.), Inside, outside, downside up : conservatoire training and musicians' work (pp. 122-136). Perth, WA: Black Swan.
Brown, J. (2006). Enhancing instrumental pedagogy : the interface between the dimensions of learning and instrumental music study at the tertiary level. In J. McConachie, B. Harreveld, J. Luck, F. Nouwens, & P. A. Danaher (Eds.), Doctrina perpetua : brokering change, promoting innovation and transforming marginalisation in university learning and teaching (pp. 63). Teneriffe, Qld.: Post Pressed. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/6938
Brown, J. (2003). Technology meets creativity : bringing the history of music to life through multi-modal learning applications. In Unknown (Ed.), Research perspectives on education for the future (pp. 97-114). Flaxton, Qld.: Post Pressed. Retrieved from http://hdl.cqu.edu.au/10018/21845