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Dr Melissa Forbes

Dr Melissa Forbes
Name Melissa Forbes
Position Senior Lecturer (Contemporary Singing-Music)
Section School of Creative Arts
Office A244
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1153
Extension 1153
Qualifications BA Qld , BA(Hons) Qld , LLB(Hons) Qld , BMusic Griffith , PhD QldConservatorium
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190499 )

Research interests
contemporary commercial music vocal pedagogy
social theories of learning
collaborative learning
higher music education
singing, health and wellbeing

Professional memberships
Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing
Somatic Voicework(TM) The LoVetri Method Teachers’ Network

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MUI2020 Guided Studio Practice 1
MUI3020 Guided Studio Practice 3
MUI2019 Guided Studio Practice 2
MUI3019 Guided Studio Practice 4
MUI3012 Critical Perspectives
MUI1001 Collaborative Music Practice 3
MUI1008 Preparing for Success in Music
BCA3000 BCA Project 1
BCA30001 BCA Project 2

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head, Learning and Teaching, Student Success

Publications in ePrints

Hammer, Sara and Ayriss, Peter and Basson, Marita and Batorowicz, Beata and Devine, Jo and Forbes, Melissa and Kist, Alexander and McCredie, Tessa and McCubbin, Amanda and Wade, Bill (2019) Integrating connectedness learning into institutional program review processes in an Australian regional university. In: Higher education and the future of graduate employability: a connectedness learning approach. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 209-229. ISBN 978-1-78897-260-4

Forbes, Melissa (2018) A tale of two pedagogues: a cross-continental conversation on CCM. Journal of Singing, 74 (5). pp. 579-584. ISSN 1086-7732

Forbes, Melissa (2016) If the shoe doesn't fit: a case and a place for collaborative learning for music practice in higher education. Australian Journal of Music Education, 50 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 0004-9484

Hickey, Andrew and Johnson, Laurie and Scollen, Rebecca and Forbes, Melissa (2016) Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

Forbes, Melissa (2016) Playing the changes: an expanded view of higher music education through the use of collaborative learning and teaching. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified ( 130299 )
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190499 )

Research topics