Dr Sarah Collins, a musicologist at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Publication Grant by the Monash University European and EU Centre for her project titled Historiographical Dispositions: internationalism and music historiography in Britain 1900-1940.
The project will contribute to our understanding of European cultural history before and after WWI by extrapolating how the practice of history-writing among selected British composers at the time became a vehicle for a variety of political, aesthetic and moral agendas that flowed specifically from the local reception of Continental musical modernism and its attendant ethos.
Robert Burke, head of the Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, said that the grant was a reflection of the quality of Dr Collins’ research and will add significantly to the School of Music’s intellectual reach across the university.
Musicological Society of Australia – Winner
Lisa Young, a PhD (Music Performance) candidate, was announced as a co-winner of this year’s Student Prize at the conclusion of the annual conference of the Musicological Society of Australia (Victorian Chapter). Her award-winning paper entitled “The Eternal Pulse: the evolving nature of Konnakol in contemporary performance, linking to its expression in the author’s work“, was in the words of one of the adjudicators, “an excellent example of a performance study that rests upon a substantive base of conceptual research.” The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music was represented by seven student papers with topics ranging from Verdi, Falla, 19th-century French trumpet playing, Amercian literature and popular music to contemporary Indonesian compositon, and music within the disabled community. This demonstrates admirably the diversity of student-based research that is currently being undertaken within the School.
Richard Divall 1945-2017
One of the most distinguished Australian musicians, Professor Fra Richard Divall, died on 15 January, … Continue reading Richard Divall 1945-2017
Audition Preparation Short Course, 2017
Jazz, Popular Studies and Creative Music Technology Audition Preparation Short Course 2017 is a two-day course for jazz instrumentalists, jazz voice, popular voice and Creative Music Technology students.
Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award 2017
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University is pleased to introduce the Zavod Classical-Jazz Fusion Award for outstanding classical-jazz fusion original composition and performance.
Rob Burke and Andrys Onsman Launch New Book: Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music
Coordinator of Jazz and Popular Studies Rob Burke, alongside Andrys Onsman, have launched their new … Continue reading Rob Burke and Andrys Onsman Launch New Book: Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music
New book published on nineteenth-century popular music
Dr Paul Watt (Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music) and Dr Patrick Spedding (LLCL)—with Professor Derek B. Scott (University of Leeds)—are the editors of a new book: Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Century: A Cultural History of the Songster
Professor Cat Hope appointed Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University is pleased to welcome Cat Hope … Continue reading Professor Cat Hope appointed Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Agency in Jazz and Improvisation Conference
Registrations are now open for the Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network’s conference ‘Agency in Jazz and Improvisation’ hosted in partnership with The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University.
Alumni Hue Blanes: Winner of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission
2017 Young Elder of Jazz: Hue Blanes Congratulations to Hue Blanes, winner of the sixth … Continue reading Alumni Hue Blanes: Winner of the PBS Young Elder of Jazz Commission
Winners announced for the inaugural MSO Pizzicato Effect Prize for Composition
2016 has marked the beginning of a collaboration between the MSO and Monash University with … Continue reading Winners announced for the inaugural MSO Pizzicato Effect Prize for Composition
Monash composers to premiere new works in Germany
The Australian-German production, Vom Anderen Ende (From the Other End) is a Berlin-based concert … Continue reading Monash composers to premiere new works in Germany
Dr Paul Watt attends musicology conference in Brno, Czech Republic
Monash musicologist, Dr Paul Watt, has just returned from presenting a paper at the 51st … Continue reading Dr Paul Watt attends musicology conference in Brno, Czech Republic
Australian (Australasian) Jazz Research Conference
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music in collaboration with The University of Melbourne present: Australasian Jazz Research Conference.
(Planning the Future). Monday 31st October 2016. Convenors: A/Prof Robert Burke and Dr Rob Vincs