Dr Jeanell Carrigan studied at the Sydney and Queensland Conservatorium then in Europe with Nancy Salas, Leah Horwitz, Pamela Page, Alfons Kontarsky and Karl Engel. She has held positions of employment at the Hochschulen fur Musik in Stuttgart and Munich, the Universities of Queensland and Melbourne and the Queensland and Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She is constantly in demand as an examiner and adjudicator and is presently Senior Lecturer in Ensemble Studies 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 has completed a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong in the area of Australian post-1970 solo piano repertoire and in July 2014 released her sixteenth solo CD of Australian piano music. Her publications include an annotated guide to Australian solo piano music, presently available in its sixth edition, and several teaching kits related to the performance of Australian piano music.