The Ethnomusicology and Musicology program is well known and highly regarded for its wide-ranging curriculum. It incorporates subjects in music history, jazz and popular music studies.
The program also explores related fields such as organology (the study of musical instruments), sociology, aesthetics, criticism and analysis.
The Ethnomusicology and Musicology program is offered as a major stream within the Bachelor of Music degree, and in advanced studies at Honours, Masters and PhD levels.
Many Ethnomusicology and Musicology staff have received awards or citations for their quality of teaching in the BMus degree and for their supervision of higher degrees.
- Monash University Gamelan Orchestra plays the School of Music’s Javanese gamelan, an Indonesian percussion ensemble consisting of resonant bronze gongs, gong-chimes and metallophones, drums and other instruments. Students gain a unique ensemble and cultural experience that simultaneously caters for both beginners and more advanced players with instruments covering a wide range of technical difficulty. It ... Read more
- The following higher degrees are in progress in the area of Ethnomusicology and Musicology: Masters Katrina Dowling, Music of Gordon Jacob, Edmund Rubbra, Malcolm Arnold, Lennox Berkeley, Arnold Cooke and Alan Ridout PhD Julia Cornwell, ‘The Crucible: An American Opera by Robert Ward’ Runa Fanany, ‘The Devil’s Due: The Musical Depiction of the Devil in Selected Hollywood Film Scores’ John Garzoli, ... Read more
- Professor Margaret Kartomi of the University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, recently presented the keynote address at the International Seminar on the Traditional Lampung Musical Instrument, the gamolan. The event, which was organised so that young Lampung people can learn more about their indigenous art and culture, was attended by more than a hundred elders ... Read more