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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
This research group seeks to nurture research in the many elements of the creation and understanding of improvisation. This includes investigation into environments conducive to ... Read more
Convenors: Dr Paul Watt (Monash) and Professor Michael Allis (Leeds)
The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University and the School of Music at ... Read more
Musical Biography Research Network
Convenors: Dr Paul Watt (Monash University) and Dr Christopher Wiley (University of Surrey).
The Musical Biography and Life-Writing Studies Research Network is a ... 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
Convenor: Dr Adrian McNeil
The research group has a legacy of five decades of internationally recognised scholarship in Asian Music. Building on this significant foundation, the ... Read more
Music in Australia is the flagship research group of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. It promotes music and music-making in Australia through publications, ... Read more
Convener: Professor Cat Hope
Assoc Prof Thomas Reiner
Dr Ryan Ross Smith
Dr Samuel Dunscombe
This research group is part of the International Technologies for Music Notation and Representation ... Read more
Convenor: Dr Paul Watt
The Nineteenth-Century Studies Research Unit is a locus for research in all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from the Age of ... Read more
Convenor: Dr Paul Watt
This Research Group studies street music in all its forms, historical and contemporary. We are interested to learn why people busk, and ... Read more