Musicological Society of Australia
The MSA is the pre-eminent organisation for music research in Australia.
Membership is open to all interested parties anywhere in the world. Membership includes a subscription to the journal Musicology Australia.
Welcome to the website of the Musicological Society of Australia (MSA).
This website provides information about the society, including the constitution, committee membership and annual general meeting (AGM). There is advice on MSA membership and details about the MSA annual conference and study days.
The website also highlights relevant publications, including the MSA’s journal Musicology Australia, which is published by Taylor & Francis.
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Musicology Australia is the scholarly journal of the Musicological Society of Australia. Since its inception in 1963, the journal has published articles on all aspects of music research, especially ethnomusicology and musicology, which marks it out from most other music journals.
Latest articles published in Musicology Australia
- ‘Take Me to Spain’: Australian Imaginings of Spain through Music and Danceby Ken MurrayMelbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AustraliaKen Murray is a Melbourne-based guitarist, composer, and musicologist. He has championed and recorded Spanish music from the early twentieth century, worked extensively with contemporary composers and is active as a performer of Brazilian music. His current research interests include Percy Grainger and the guitar, the music of Catalan guitarist/composer Miguel Llobet and contemporary Australian guitar music. He is Associate Professor of Music and Head of Guitar at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. on 26 February 2024
- Memories of musical lives: music and dance in personal music collections from Australia and New Zealandby Duncan Stuart Warren ReidTrinity College, University of Divinity, Melbourne, AustraliaDuncan Stuart Warren Reid is an Anglican priest. He received his doctorate from the University of Tübingen, Germany in 1992, and taught theology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia from 1991 to 2001. From 2002 to 2005 he was dean of the United Faculty of Theology, within the Melbourne College of Divinity (now the University of Divinity) where he is currently an Honorary Research Fellow and member of the Religion and Social Policy network. Now in semi-retirement, he is also an amateur fiddle player. on 24 January 2024
- ‘Take Her Out and Air Her’: Irish Dances as Arranged by Stanford and Graingerby Adèle ComminsDepartment of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, IrelandAdèle Commins is Head of Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland. Her main research focuses on musicological studies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a specific focus on the music of Charles Villiers Stanford. She is also a composer and performer who has toured internationally and has released an album of compositions entitled A Louth Lilt (2017) with Daithí Kearney. on 30 November 2023
- Australia’s Jindyworobak Composersby Rhoderick McNeillUniversity of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, AustraliaRhoderick McNeill is an honorary professor in the School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He has written four books, including The Australian Symphony from Federation to 1960 (Ashgate, 2014), The Music of Carl Vine (Wildbird, 2017), and The Symphony in Australia 1960–2020 (Routledge, 2023). on 30 November 2023
MSA members can access Musicology Australia by signing in at the top-right of this page, and visiting the Members Area.
The MSA also supports a group called MSA Forum on the platform Humanities Commons, which members can use to communicate with one another and make announcements. The group is unmoderated and anybody can join. View instructions on how to do so here.
Further advice is available about how to use the forum functions.
MSA is entered on the Register of Cultural Organisations and welcomes donations, which are tax deductible.
Donated funds are used exclusively for the MSA’s cultural purposes.