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The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music attracts honours, higher degree students and visiting scholars from all over the world and has an outstanding track record in winning competitive research funding. The School has a long history of collaborative research and work alongside musicians and scholars from Asia, Europe and North and South America.
Research in the School is underpinned by three goals, which are to:
- Study a broad range of music, including Western classical and popular music as well as indigenous, traditional and contemporary music from Australia, Asia and the Middle East
- Compose, perform, record, broadcast and publish new music from Australia and overseas and to bring neglected and forgotten repertory back to life
- Interrogate ideas about music and the role that practice-based research, philosophy and cultural theory have on how we interpret music.
Terese Radic at 80: A celebration at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Musical Biography Research Network
Convened by Paul Watt (Monash University) and Christopher Wiley (University of Surrey).
The Musical Biography and Life-Writing Studies Research Network is a joint Monash–Surrey ... Read more
Coordinator of Jazz and Popular Studies Rob Burke, alongside Andrys Onsman, have launched their new co-edited book entitled Perspectives on Artistic Research in Music, published ... Read more
Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot, edited by Dr Paul Watt (Monash University) and Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes (University of Tasmania) has been awarded ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Monash musicologist, Dr Paul Watt, has just returned from presenting a paper at the 51st International Musicological Colloquium at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.
The conference ... Read more
The Asian Music Research Cluster advances the School’s long history of research in this region by bringing together individual and collaborative projects from staff and ... Read more
Music in Australian Society is a multi-faceted Research Group that intersects with the Jewish Music Research Group and with elements of the School’s Performance and ... Read more
We concentrate on publishing works by or about largely forgotten composers and musicians including Joseph Holbrooke, William Hurlstone, George Pinto and Malcolm Quin. Through publications, ... Read more
This Research Group studies street music in all its forms, historical and contemporary.
Dr Paul Watt, Monash University (Music)
Dr Gay Breyley, Monash University (Music)
Nick Broad, co-founder ... Read more
Dr Paul Watt, a senior lecturer in musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been offered a contract by UK publisher Boydell ... Read more
Dr James Mitchell, an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has just published a new book entitled Luk Thung: The ... Read more
Renaissance art is scattered with paintings of singers accompanying themselves on the lute. The practice of accompanied solo song, however, is a genre that is ... Read more