Adrian is an ethnomusicologist specialising in Hindustani music as a scholar and as a performer on the sarod (a twenty five stringed plucked lute). Alongside this he has wide-ranging interests and journal publications in improvisation, the political economy of music, cultural history, aesthetics and the globalisation of music.
His research on the political and cultural history of Hindustani music, and his book on the sarod tradition is well known in the field. He is now as a senior lecturer in ethnomusicology at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, and is committed to building a vibrant and engaging program of ethnomusicology. He is also the coordinator of the music postgraduate research program.
Dr Jonathan McIntosh is a lecturer in ethnomusicology. He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in ethnomusicology, music performance and social anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. In addition, he is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, and a past member of Camerata Scotland.
From 2009–2011, he served as the National Secretary for the Musicological Society of Australia, during which time he was a member of the organisation’s national executive committee. From 2006–2013, he was Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at The University of Western Australia (UWA).
During this time, he introduced the first ethnomusicology programme at any tertiary institution in Western Australia, oversaw the development and implementation of new music undergraduate, honours and masters degrees, and received two UWA Faculty of Arts’ teaching awards (2010 and 2013).
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