Jeanell Carrigan studied at the Sydney and Queensland Conservatories and then in Europe with Nancy Salas, Leah Horwitz, Pamela Page, Alfons Kontarsky and Karl Engel. As a professional musician she has been involved in many educational and performance based activities. As a teacher she has experience at all levels - primary, secondary and tertiary, in the class and lecture room situation and on a one-to-one basis. She has held positions of employment at the Hochschulen für Musik in Stuttgart and Munich, the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne and the Queensland and Sydney Conservatories of Music. She is constantly in demand as an examiner and adjudicator and is presently an Associate Professor in the Collaborative Piano Unit at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Jeanell has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and throughout Australia, and has recorded for the Bavarian Radio Corporation, the ABC and for regional stations in Australia on many occasions. As a member of the Novalis Quartet, Trio Novalis and Richter/Carrigan Duo she performs regularly for Musica Viva and other concert organisations. She completed a Doctor of Creative Arts, from the University of Wollongong, in the area of Australian post-1970 solo piano repertoire and in May, 2016 released her seventeenth solo compact disc of Australian piano music. Her publications include an annotated guide to Australian solo piano music presently available in its sixth edition, several teaching kits relating to the performance of Australian piano music, nine scholarly editions of piano and chamber music by Australian Women composers and the book -"Composing Against the Tide." She was the editorial consultant for the AMEB's publication of Australian Piano Music (Preliminary to 4th grade).
Australian Piano Music
1977 Sydney Conservatorium of Music
The Music of Meta Overman
Interpretation through an analysis of the score
Training Collaborative pianists
1978-1980 Queensland Conservatorium of Music
1981-1983 Hochschule fuer Musik Muenchen