Songwriting workshops—no experience needed!

Date and Time: February 3, 2022 (Thursday) 9am - 3 pm.

At the UQ School of Music, we are studying how songwriting can bring people together to share their stories. As part of this, UQ School of Music artist-researchers are holding songwriting workshops in partnership with UQ Summer in Queensland and through UQ International Students Society (UQISS).

We would love for you to join us, to engage in songwriting with professional musicians and contribute to cutting-edge research at the same time. We’ll be providing morning tea and lunch, as well as a gift card worth $50.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do, take a look at the details below to sign up.

Research Participation details

• You need not be professional or semi-professional musicians to enter the workshop.

• The workshop is open to all students interested in music and music-making.

• All genres of musical interests and various languages and cultural backgrounds welcome.

• Good hearing is required for this activity.

• The workshop will be guided by experienced artist-academics from the School of Music.

• The research will be conducted during and after the workshop and will involve the participants undertaking 1) the singing and songwriting 2) a survey and 2) a debrief/focus group and 4) consenting to audio and video recordings that will be later analysed.

• Around 4-8 participants who volunteer will also have the opportunity to wear a simple and non-invasive sensor on their hands and torso that will measure skin temperature and heart rate.

• Location: Nickson Room at Zelman Cowan Building (Building 51, School of Music)

As this is a research project, we need your consent to use the material we collect as data. Click below register. We will then send you an email with 1) Participant Information 2) Consent forms. You could sign this consent form and return via email to us at Alternatively, you could sign these on the morning of the workshop – we will have printed copies ready for you to sign.

Important: Note that without the consent form, you will not be able to participate in this program.

We look forward to welcoming you to Songify your day!

About Summer in Queensland

Enrich your summer break with Summer in Queensland (22 Nov 2021 - 11 Feb 2022). Not everyone can spend the holidays at home, so we've created an exciting program packed with trips, events, workshops and activities that will make this summer one to remember. 


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Nickson Room, Zelman Cowan Building (51)