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)
Musicologist Dr Ahmad Sarmast wins 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award
The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented last week and we are thrilled to announce that…
Ethnomusicologist John Garzoli wins a Postgraduate Publications Award
Monash University PhD candidate and Prime Minster Endeavour Scholar John Garzoli has recently been awarded…
Monash Musicologist Wins Statewide Prize
Honours Musicology student Ian Parsons has won this year’s prize for best paper by an…
The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (SIRI)
In the past decade, a growing literature has emerged on the phenomena of sound and body movement in relation to the human emotions and senses.
Monash Music Conference in London Attracts 40 Scholars from 11 Countries
Scholars from Australia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and…
Dr Jonathan McIntosh publishes book chapter on musical tourism
Dr Jonathan McIntosh has recently had a chapter published in a book entitled The Globalization…
Musicology honours student, Ian Parsons, directs performance of a rarely heard work, Cornelius Cardew’s Treatise
On 27 May 2014, 14 musicians came together at Melbourne’s Make It Up Club to…
Dr Paul Watt re-appointed Editor of the Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle
Dr Paul Watt has been appointed Editor of the RMA Research Chronicle for a further…
Dr Joel Crotty and Dr Julie Waters contribute to a special issue of Transcultural Studies: A Series in Interdisciplinary Research
Dr Joel Crotty and Dr Julie Waters have had articles published in a special issue…
Advisory Board established for the Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU)
The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) now has an Advisory Board, chaired by Professor…
Professor Margaret Kartomi to undertake fieldwork in Riau, Indonesia
In mid June, Professor Margaret Kartomi will undertake fieldwork in Indonesia’s Riau Islands for two weeks…
Monash Music Archive establishes Common Database with the Museum of Indonesian Arts
The Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) is growing both in physical space and the scope of its activities.