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Bachelor

Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition)

    • CRICOS Code: 058837J

    The experience

    Overview

    Meet Joy Heng, Bachelor of Music (Interactive Composition) graduate

    Joy Heng moved to Australia after some googling led her to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Interactive Composition course. Following the release of her first single on iTunes, she shares some insights into what it’s like to be an international student, composer, collaborator and budding singer-songwriter.

    "Recently, I was able fulfil my dreams to release my very first single on iTunes and Spotify. With the help of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, I was also able to release a professionally-filmed music video. I worked with some students from the Jazz & Improvisation stream who played my track and made it sound really amazing. I used the Grant Street Theatre on campus to film a video and, with the help of lecturers, I was able to set up all the lights and instruments very smoothly. I really enjoyed this process, especially the collaboration with my fellow students."

    Still from Dreams music video, featuring Joy Heng and Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) students. By Aldin Ortinez
    Still from Dreams music video, featuring Joy Heng and Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Improvisation) students. By Aldin Ortinez
    Making friends

    "I’ve made amazing friends while studying at the Conservatorium, and they’ve made the challenges of university life so much easier. I’m miles away from my family, but the people I’ve met here have made me feel like I am at home. Also, the collaborations between different artistic areas is something that I really enjoy – I feel that it exposes me to greater opportunities. Everyone who studies here is so talented. They’re the future of the music industry, and I hope to be able to work with them as my career progresses."

    my advice?

    "If you want to pursue a career in the music industry, you just have to keep working on it, keep practising, and never lose sight of your dreams. In time you’ll get there. I’m not there yet but I’ll keep pressing on. Don’t forget to take the time to explore as many opportunities as you can, and make sure you chill out too. Hang out with your friends, go to gigs, travel. There’s so much out there."