Professor Margaret Kartomi

I have supervised 36 HDRs to completion in many research fields, and particularly enjoy working with research students in music and performing arts who think outside the box, and those who wish to acquire skills in the Music Archive of Monash University. My research interests include the history and ethnology of traditional musics of the world, especially Southeast Asia; the study of musical instruments; diaspora and culture contact studies; martial arts and body percussion music; and practice-based research.

My current supervisions include Edi Riyanto on hip-hop music in Yogyakarta, Sharifah Faizal and Mitchell Morrison on aspects of Indonesian music, and Estelita Rae on performance decisions articulating violin style. 

Recent completions include Elizabeth Sellars on editing, interpreting and performing Pinto’s violin music, Lisa Young on adapting Konnakol into contemporary vocal performance, Ari Palawi on music of Aceh’s Banyak Archipelago, Nadia Widyawati on Malay music of Sarawak Malaysia, and Kerrin Hancock on transplantation and migration of Jewish liturgical music from Eastern Europe through South Africa to Australia

View Margaret Kartomi’s staff profile…