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)
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