IgniteLab is a student enrichment program that supports young musicians to develop the skills and knowledge to create successful and sustainable careers.

Our vision is to develop musicians who can thrive on and beyond the stage.

About IgniteLab

IgniteLab offers comprehensive professional development for musicians through arts entrepreneurship education. The initiative augments the traditional conservatory education, encouraging students to develop a mindset of autonomy, develop enterprise skills and to inspire diverse career outcomes.

IgniteLab is delivered through a range of curriculum, online resources, workshops and seminars covering a wide range of topics relevant to professional development and the creation of sustainable careers in music. 

In the early years outside of uni I had already started Speak Percussion so a big part of that was pushing the company forwards. Some of the skills I needed were around career management, writing grants, the idea of a media release and how that might impact on the success of a performance and programming concerts rather than just playing in them. So the early years outside of uni were about understanding the mechanisms behind arts organisations, it was less about music and more about the mechanisms.

Eugene Ughetti
Founder and Artistic Director, Speak Percussion
Bachelor of Music Performance 2002

Semester 2 2017 program


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Susan de Weger
Associate Lecturer in Music (Entrepreneurship)