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.
The MSA wishes to congratulate the recipients of all awards at the 2021 MSA National Conference and Symposium on Indigenous Music and Dance in Sydney. To read about the recipients and their achievements, click here.
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
- ‘Exiled from the Musical Activities of His Homeland’: Dean Dixon in the Australian and African American Press During the Era of Immigration Reformby Christopher Coady on 26 May 2022
- Sounds from Foreign Shores: Non-Traditional String Instruments and the Irish Folk Music Movement 1960–1979by Breandán Seosaimh Ó Luain on 17 March 2022
- Women in World War II RAAF Bands: An Untold Storyby Anthea Skinner on 14 March 2022
- Foreign Models, Familiar Themes: The Aesthetic Function of Folklore in Works by Szymanowski and Góreckiby Alex Chilvers on 10 March 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.