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Ms Helen Russell

Ms Helen Russell
Name Helen Russell
Position Lecturer (Contemporary Music)
Section School of Creative Arts
Office B146
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4462
Extension 4462
Qualifications BMusic JMI , MMusic Griffith
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Helen is well known in Brisbane music circles as a jazz bassist and musical director. She has taught sessionally for many years in the jazz programs at the Queensland Conservatorium and the Jazz Music Institute, and since 2015 has been employed as Lecturer in Contemporary Music at the University of Southern Queensland. Her Masters of Music Research centred on her method for teaching aural and theory skills via a cappella singing.

Research interests
Music education, especially ear-training.

Professional memberships
Musicological Society of Australia
Australian Society for Music Education

Currently teaching courses/programs
MUI1007 & 1000 - Theory
MUI2006 - Pop Music History
MUI1001 - Collaborative Music
MUI3011 - Music arranging
MUI2004 - Collaborative music, cabaret.

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Research most recent
Masters of Music

Publications in ePrints

Russell, Helen ORCID: and Woodward, BruceORCID: (2021) Contemporary Music Students' Experience of Improvisation in the Classroom. In: 4th Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network 2021 Conference: Accessing Jazz and Improvised Music (AJIRN 4), 5 June - 6 June 2021, Sydney, Australia.

Denson, Louise and Hudson, Paul and Russell, HelenORCID: and Sandon, James and McKenzie, Lachlan (2021) Nova Nova - Louise Denson Group. [A Music collection]

Denson, Louise and Baartz, Martha and Russell, Helen M.ORCID: and Jansz, Aaron and and (2019) Dark Sky. [A Music collection]

Russell, Helen ORCID: and Woodward, BruceORCID: (2018) Contemporary music students' experiences of improvisation in the classroom. In: 2018 Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network Conference, 1 June - 3 June 2018, Melbourne, Australia.

Russell, Helen ORCID: (2017) A cappella ear training: bringing theory and aural skills together via singing in a jazz program environment. Australian Journal of Music Education, 51 (2). pp. 20-28. ISSN 0004-9484

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