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.
MSA National Conference 2022
The 45th National Conference of the MSA will take place online, 1–3 December 2022.
Confirmed keynote speakers are Kate van Orden (Harvard University) and Sarah Kirby (University of Melbourne and State Library of NSW).
Visit the conference page here for further information
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
- Messiaen’s Australian Birds: The Impact of H. Sydney Curtisby Hollis Taylor on 15 September 2022
- Professional Pathways for Musicians with Disability in Victoria, Australiaby Anthea Skinner on 9 August 2022
- Rave Music as Top Forty Popby Adrian Renzo on 4 August 2022
- The Creation of the ABC Studio Orchestras, 1935–1945by Kenneth Morgan on 29 July 2022
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.