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Ms Helen Russell

Name Helen Russell
Position Lecturer (Contemporary Music)
Section School of Creative Arts
Office A213
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1055
Extension 1055
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 (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