Study Contemporary Music

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Show off your talents to a new audience

Do you dream of performing your music at Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest, or Falls Festival?

Want to experiment with your laptop, your voice, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards (or any other instrument), with other like-minded creatives?  Are you a songwriter who needs access to state-of-the art recording and production facilities? Do you aspire to teach music and nurture the passion of young students in schools or establish your own teaching studio?

The Bachelor of Contemporary Music is offered at Coomera (Gold Coast). This degree has its origins in the heart of one the most creative regions in Australia, which has long been a place that national and international artists call home. It is a destination for artists who perform at major festivals and to record at some of the most iconic studios located in the region.

Kaliya Alldridge, stands with her guitar outside after winning the  Rolling Stone Scholarship

“The state-of-the-art facilities at Southern Cross Uni and culture surrounding the Northern Rivers is unparalleled. I knew that I would be creating alongside industry experienced teachers and other creative individuals to inspire me and become the best artist I can be.”

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Why choose Contemporary Music at Southern Cross?

Outstanding facilities and technical equipment

Facilities and technical equipment for recording, performance and professional standard venues

Creative campuses

Northern Rivers and Coomera (Gold Coast) offer state-of-the-art facilities and studios

Strong links to industry

Industry connections with major music festivals including Splendour in the Grass

You just feel like you're exactly where you need to be and you get addicted to that feeling it's incredible. I started singing and playing one of my original songs for the first time and everyone was really into it and I felt super connected and grateful in that moment for the gift of being a creative person and an artist and I was able to really enjoy my degree from that moment because I remembered why I was there and that was to share music and connect. Once you get up on stage and you perform and something that you've written yourself that you've gone through and experienced emotionally and when you share that with other people and they connect it's just the most amazing process that is like you wouldn't give it up for anything. You feel so safe and at home in the most beautiful way like from what you have and you're sharing it and you just feel like you're exactly where you need to be.

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