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Dr Briony Luttrell

PhD; BMusic (Honours, First Class); BMusic (with Distinction)

  • Lecturer, Contemporary Music
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
+61 7 5430 1231
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Briony Luttrell

Briony is a musician, researcher, and educator whose expertise sits at an intersection of creative, technical, and theoretical approaches. Briony specializes in creative collaboration and has hundreds of creative works that encompass art music traditions, popular music, and experimental practices.

Briony is a regular member of indie chamber ensemble Nonsemble. Briony’s PhD contributes a new model for understanding and writing string arrangements for recorded popular music.

Briony has been a tertiary music educator since 2007 and is passionate about crafting educational experiences that use transdisciplinary perspectives and locate music making practices in their historical, socio­cultural, and technological contexts. Briony is committed to sustainability, the environment, and championing LGBTIQA+ rights.

Professional Memberships
  • Australian Performing Rights Association (APRA)
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
  • Association for Popular Music Education (APME)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2014-2017
  • (Nominee) QUT Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence: Learning and Teaching, 2015
  • Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, QUT, 2013
Research Grants and Commissions

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Australian Government Buzz Grant recipient “Young and Emerging Music Artists Initiative”

Briony Luttrell

Australian Government  - The Foundation for Young Australians, $2,500


Funding the recording, mixing and production of Tara Simmons’ album Spilt Milk.

Research areas

  • Multimodal analysis
  • Aural analysis
  • String arranging
  • Musicianship

Teaching areas

  • Music

Dr Luttrell's specialist areas of knowledge include musicology, popular music, multimodal analysis, string arranging, musicianship, psychoacoustics, praxis, and cultural semantics.

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