About Musicology and Ethnomusicology


Ethnomusicology and Musicology staff at Monash enjoy enviable reputations for their internationally significant publications with major journals and book publishers and for their success in winning major competitive grants.

Research in ethnomusicology has been especially strong in the School since its foundation in 1965. It has nurtured a culture of vigorous, innovative and quality research that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

In 2012 and 2013 three staff were awarded prestigious Australia Research Council grants worth more than $1.1 million for their pioneering research. 

In addition to advanced studies at Honours, Masters and PhD levels, a major in Ethnomusicology or Musicology is available to undergraduate students as a specialisation in the BMus program.

Publication Highlights and Higher Degrees in Progress

Ethnomusicology and Musicology: News and Achievements


Dr Paul Watt  (Coordinator)

Dr Gay Breyley 

Dr Joel Crotty

Professor Margaret Kartomi

Bronia Kornhauser

Dr Jonathan McIntosh 

Dr Adrian McNeil 


Research Groups

Some (though not all) of the School’s research activity in ethnomusicology and musicology is undertaken in collaboration with scholars from Monash and other universities in Australia and overseas and currently include: