The MSA Annual Conference, which is held in conjunction with the New Zealand Musicological Society approximately every four years, runs for four days at a different location in Australia or New Zealand. Usually convened 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.
2018 "Through the Looking Glass"
41st MSA Conference
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts,Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
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
Download the call for papers (pdf)
2015 "Musical Dialogues"
38th National Conference
29 NOVEMBER - 2 DECEMBER 2014
WYSELASKIE AUDITORIUM & CTM LECTURE ROOMS
29 COLLEGE CRESCENT, PARKVILLE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
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: 3-5 December 2012