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)
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.
The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands
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.
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
What are ‘eco-musicology’ and ‘eco-ethnomusicology’ and are they useful approaches to music? The Sir Zelman…
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…