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.
46th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia 2023: Call for Papers29 November - 2 December 2023 The University of Adelaide
45th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia 20221-3 December 2022, Online
44th MSA Conference – Sydney 20219-11 December 2021, University of New South Wales (online)
43rd MSA Conference – Melbourne 20203-5 Dec. 2020, University of Melbourne, Australia
42nd MSA Conference – Melbourne 2019 “Conflict / Collaboration”5-7 December 2019, Monash University Clayton Campus, Vic
41st MSA Conference – WA 2018 “Through the Looking Glass”6-9 December 2018, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
40th MSA Conference – NZ 2017 “Performing History”8-10 Dec 2017, University of Auckland, NZ