Ethnomusicology and Musicology staff at Monash enjoy enviable reputations for their internationally significant publications with major journals and book publishers and for their success in winning major competitive grants.
Research in ethnomusicology has been especially strong in the School since its foundation in 1965. It has nurtured a culture of vigorous, innovative and quality research that crosses disciplinary boundaries.
In 2012 and 2013 three staff were awarded prestigious Australia Research Council grants worth more than $1.1 million for their pioneering research.
In addition to advanced studies at Honours, Masters and PhD levels, a major in Ethnomusicology or Musicology is available to undergraduate students as a specialisation in the BMus program.
Dr Paul Watt (Coordinator)
Dr Gay Breyley
Dr Joel Crotty
Professor Margaret Kartomi
Dr Jonathan McIntosh
Dr Adrian McNeil
Some (though not all) of the School’s research activity in ethnomusicology and musicology is undertaken in collaboration with scholars from Monash and other universities in Australia and overseas and currently include:
- Asian Music: Music and Ritual, Politics and Praxis
- Jewish Music in the Asia-Pacific Region
- Music from the Black Sea Region: Romanian Musical Culture, post-1945
- Music in Australian Society
- Music in Britain: History, Criticism and Performance Cultures, 1600–1950
Cultural Nationalism and Music in North India (in collaboration with Jadavpur University Calcutta, India)
- 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 ... 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
- Last month Monash hosted an interdisciplinary conference “the Monash International Conference and Cultural Event (ICCE) of Aceh 2016” (26-28 September) and a series of Aceh-related ... Read more
- Monash Arts ethnomusicologist, Professor Margaret Kartomi, was flown to Jakarta last week to receive the ‘Piagam Penghargaan Kebudayaan’ (Certificate of Cultural Appreciation award) from the ... Read more
- Monash ethnomusicologist, Dr Adrian McNeil, has recently returned from Kolkata where he taught an intensive course, ‘Ethnomusicology and the Digital Archive’ at Jadvapur University. The course was an ... Read more
- Ian Parsons, a PhD student in Musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, is one of only a handful of scholars worldwide to be ... Read more
- The latest edition of the Journal of Musicological Research is a special issue on street music edited by Monash musicologist, Dr Paul Watt. The special-issue is a ... Read more
- Last week Professor Margaret Kartomi received the Koizumi Fumio Prize, an international award for achievements in ethnomusicology, in a ceremony in Tokyo. Read more
- The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has been honoured with hosting the inaugural chair in Indian Studies at Monash University. This prestigious chair was established ... Read more
- Dr Paul Watt, a senior lecturer in musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded a European Union Seventh Program Senior ... Read more
- FANTASY OR REALITY? THE VIHUELA IN THE WORKS OF CABEZÓN Antonio de Cabezón (c.1510-1566) was the most outstanding organist and composer of 16th-century Spain. Some modern ... Read more
- Ethnomusicologist Bronia Kornhauser was invited to deliver the 11th Annual Leo Baeck Lecture earlier this month on the topic of Jewish Music in Australia. She ... Read more