Study Groups - Musicological Society of Australia

Study Groups


Current Study Groups

Gender and Diversity Forum

NRPIPA (National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia)

Australian Music

Opera Studies

Artistic Research in Music


A group of scholars with shared interests may form a Study Group by applying to the MSA National Committee. An application should include:

  • a statement of rationale
  • information about the group's activities prior to making formal application (if applicable)
  • the names and positions of the primary organizers (e.g. Chair, Secretary etc.)
  • a list of active members


The rationale should demonstrate the feasibility of an ongoing study group for the topic. All primary organizers of study groups sponsored by our Society must be MSA members, and there should be at least five active participants who are members of the MSA. Participants in Study Groups should represent a broad range of career stages and institutions. Non-MSA members may belong to Study Groups.


Benefits of creating an MSA Study group include affiliation with the MSA, the pre-eminent organisation for music research in Australia, a dedicated webpage on the MSA website, and a scheduled meeting in the MSA National Conference program.