International Research Partners

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music enjoys formal links with major research universities in Asia the UK and Europe. These links foster internationally significant and collaborative research and in some cases student exchanges and joint postgraduate supervision are possible.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India
As part of the Faculty MOU with the ICCR, the School of Music was awarded a prestigious ICCR Chair in Indian Music in 2016. Further collaboration with the Indian Government, the ICCR and Teamwork Arts and the school led to the collaboration with the Festival of India in Australia with performances and a musical instrument exhibition funded by the ICCR and hosted by Monash.


Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has participated in joint teaching, and research projects with the School of Cultural Texts and Records since 2014, including international symposiums and a Governemnt of India funded teaching exchange focused on Ethnomusicology and the Digital Archive. Jadavpur University is ranked highest amongst the more than 500 state universities in India.


National University of Music, Bucharest
A Memorandum of Understanding with the National University of Music and an informal relationship with Spiru Haret University, in musicology and composition, fosters research in contemporary Romanian musical culture.


University of Huddersfield
Named ‘University of the Year’ by the Times Higher Education Supplement in 2015 the University of Huddersfield and Monash signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2016 particularly to foster research between staff in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and the School of Music, Humanities and Media at Huddersfield.


University of Leeds
In 2013, the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash and the University of Leeds School of Music established a Music Research Partnership in Music that so far has produced one book and two more are in progress.


University of Surrey
In 2017 Surrey and Monash established a joint research network, ‘Musical Biography’, to encourage new research in the field of music lives and life-writing. The Network is supported by the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Surrey’s Department of Music and Media.


Centres for Nineteenth Century Studies International
An international consortium of universities specialising the nineteenth-century studies—Monash, Aarhus (Denmark), Durham and the Sorbonne—is under development. The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music will play a key role in this initiative. More news soon!