Inspiring music beyond borders
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music strives to inspire musicians towards excellence that knows no borders. In scholarship, composition and performance our aim is to develop the musician of tomorrow through a progressive, holistic and culturally diverse approach. The School excels in classical, jazz and popular music performance, its internationally renowned ethnomusicology and musicology programs, and vibrant programs in composition, improvisation, and music technology. The School offers overseas study in New York and Prato (Italy), and works in close collaboration with the Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) to provide extraordinary performance opportunities. Our graduates are intellectually informed, creatively equipped and professionally geared to engage with the musical challenges of the globalised world of the 21st century.
Offering modern facilities, unique archival collections, scholarship opportunities and expert higher-degree supervision, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is a vibrant and productive teaching and research environment.
Composition | Music technology | Overseas study | Research |
Monash Academy of Performing Arts | Honours | Postgraduate |
News and Events
- Finalists for the 2015 Art Music Awards have just been named, and we are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Grabowsky has been selected as finalist in Read more
- This course will include performance and ensemble processes that will assist in the building of skills that focus on attaining the standards of the audition Read more
- This course will include recording studio and digital music processes that will assist in the building of skills that focus on attaining the standards of Read more
- Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music presents: Mike Nock & Tony Gould Wednesday 13 May, 7.00pmSalon, Melbourne Recital Hall$30 Full / $15 Concession Two of Read more
- Staff and students from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music were recognised at the 2015 Australian Jazz Bell Awards held on Thursday night at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. We are excited to Read more
- Sublating the Symbol is a collaborative and curated music-recording project, involving a number of Monash University composers (staff and students) brought together by project leader Read more
- FANTASY OR REALITY? THE VIHUELA IN THE WORKS OF CABEZÓN Antonio de Cabezón (c.1510-1566) was the most outstanding organist and composer of 16th-century Spain. Some modern Read more
- Ethnomusicologist Bronia Kornhauser was invited to deliver the 11th Annual Leo Baeck Lecture earlier this month on the topic of Jewish Music in Australia. She Read more
- The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music is delighted to announce that our Deputy Head of School and Coordinator of Classical Performance, Dr Kenji Fujimura, Read more
- The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music present a public lecture by Steven Feld Event details:Wednesday 6th May, 7.30pmSchool of Music Auditorium55 Scenic Boulevard, Monash University. This is a free event, and Read more