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.
Dr Paul Watt (Coordinator)
Dr Adrian McNeil
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:
- Asian Music: Music and Ritual, Politics and Praxis
- Jewish Music in the Asia-Pacific Region
- Music from the Black Sea Region: Romanian Musical Culture, post-1945
- Music in Australian Society
- Music in Britain: History, Criticism and Performance Cultures, 1600–1950
Cultural Nationalism and Music in North India (in collaboration with Jadavpur University Calcutta, India)
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Units in Musicology and Ethnomusicology offer students the opportunity to study music in historical, social…
New ethnomusicology staff appointed to the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Two leading ethnomusicologists, Dr Adrian McNeil and Dr Jonathan McIntosh, have been appointed to the…
Professor Tony Seeger – Ethnomusicologist 2013
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Glowing book review received by Ethnomusicology Professor Margaret Kartomi
Professor of Ethnomusicology Margaret Kartomi’s recent book publication Musical Journeys in Sumatra has received an outstanding review…
Monash PhD Student in Ethnomusicology joins Prestigious Asia-Link Program
John Garzoli, a PhD student in Ethnomusicology, has been admitted to the prestigious Asia-Link Program for…
New Publications by Monash Ethno/Musicology Staff
In Semester 1 2013, these articles were published by Ethno/Musicology staff from the Sir Zelman…
Professor George Lewis, 2013 Distinguished Scholar, to give Public Lecture
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Monash Ethnomusicology Graduate, Dr Ahmad Sarmast, Awarded Prestigious International Honour
Dr Ahmad Sarmast, who was awarded his PhD in the ethnomusicology of Afghan music in the…
Monash Music Archive is on the Move!
The Monash Music Archive (renamed the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) is relocating to…
Dr Paul Watt Awarded Contract for a Book on Josef Holbrooke
Dr Paul Watt from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music (along with Dr Anne-Marie…
Monash Musicologist, Dr Sarah Collins, Publishes New Book
A new book by Dr Sarah Collins, The Aesthetic Life of Cyril Scott, was published…
Monash–Leeds Music Research Collaboration
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University has joined forces with the…