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.
The Bachelor of Music offers several overseas study programs in Prato and New York, and a variety of honours and postgraduate degrees in performance, composition, musicology and ethnomusicology. The School is also a vital centre for Research and collaborates closely with the Monash Academy of Performing Arts. The wide-ranging undergraduate program has specialisations in classical performance, jazz and popular music, ethnomusicology and musicology, composition and creative music technology (CMT).
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As a Faculty, we have had an excellent year of achievement in education. Both Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Associate Professor Kirsten McLean were recipients of Australian Awards for University teaching and... Read more
Dr Salvatore Rossano, an adjunct research fellow in ethnomusicology and musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded the 2018 National Folk Fellowship. About the fellowship... Read more
Dr Paul Watt’s new book, The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England, is published today. The book examines the ways in which music journalism was professionalised... Read more
Melbourne trombonist James Macaulay has taken out top honours at the 2017 National Jazz Awards, with trumpeter Niran Dasika as runner up. Both are graduates of the Sir Zelman Cohen School of Music. Current... Read more
Monash University was pleased to be part of the second annual Confluence Festival of India in Australia. The festival once again presented a colourful and collaborative tapestry of diverse... Read more
Join Monash Arts graduates and academics, and discover the ways in which our Arts graduate programs will inspire, guide, and launch you into achieving incredible outcomes and careers with... Read more