Conferences

The MSA Annual Conference, which is regularly held in conjunction with the New Zealand Musicological Society, runs for four days at a different location in Australia or New Zealand. Usually held in November or December, the conference focuses on a particular theme, but there is also an opportunity to present research in progress on any subject of interest to music researchers.

Students are encouraged to attend and present papers, and a number of bursaries may be offered to assist them (subject to committee approval).

In addition to the Annual Conference, MSA organizes themed Study Days around Australia. Information on forthcoming Study Days will be posted when available.

Information on past MSA Conferences and Study Days is available on the Conference Archive page.


2016 "Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas"

39th National Conference

Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, SA,

30 Nov - 3 Dec 2016

Further information

Download the call for papers (pdf)


2015 "Musical Dialogues"

38th National Conference
Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney

Convenors: Christopher Coady and Kathleen Nelson

1-4 October 2015

Program Book


2014 | 37th National Conference of the MSA |The Charisma of Dissonance

29 NOVEMBER - 2 DECEMBER 2014

WYSELASKIE AUDITORIUM & CTM LECTURE ROOMS

29 COLLEGE CRESCENT, PARKVILLE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Program Book


2013 Joint Conference of the MSA and the NZMS| Music and Metamorphosis

Dates: 18-22 Nov 2013

Location: Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane, Queensland.

Program Book (4.86mb)


2012 Annual Conference | The Politics of Music

Dates: 35 December 2012
Location: The Australian National University