Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands screens at Paris film festival

Monash Indonesianist, and theatre and music scholar, Dr Karen Thomas and film editor Salvatore Rossano’s short film on the music of Indonesia’s Riau Islands featured at the 2018 Ethnografilm Festival in Paris, France earlier this month. The film was screened by an audience of around 120, with a Q and A session and critical discussion of the…

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Margaret Kartomi wins Australia Indonesia Research award

Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Professor Margaret Kartomi has won the prestigious research award by the Australia Indonesia Association (AIA), recognising Professor Kartomi’s almost 50 years of outstanding service to Australian Indonesian relations. The research award recognises outstanding achievements and contributions that foster an understanding and friendship between Australians and…

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Take me to Spain – Adjunct Professor John Whiteoak contracted for a new book

Adjunct Professor John Whiteaok from the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music has been contracted for a new book, Take Me to Spain: Australian Imaginings of Spain through Music and Dance, 1820s–1970s. Take Me to Spain is a history of the many ways that people living in pre-multicultural Australia have been ‘taken’, ‘carried’ or ‘transported’ in imagination…

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Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo Indonesia

On Thursday 8 February, Monash University hosted “Making Connections with the Music of Wonosobo in Java’s Dieng Plateau: Interdisciplinary Insights around the Bundegan, a Duck-herd’s Zither”, a one-day international symposium, exhibition of rare Indonesian musical instruments, and concert of music and dance. The new Music Archive of Monash University (MAMU) exhibition was launched by Mr IIwan Freddy…

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James Zong plays Carnegie Hall

James Zong is a classical pianist studying a Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Laws double degree which allows him to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries. He recently performed at Carnegie Hall after winning the East Coast International Competition in America.  …

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The Faculty of Arts Teaching and Learning Awards and Citations 2017

As a Faculty, we have had an excellent year of achievement in education. Both Dr Jonathan McIntosh and Associate Professor Kirsten McLean were recipients of Australian Awards for University teaching and we had unprecedented success in the Vice Chancellor awards with five recipients across the education categories. Vice Chancellor’s awards Dr James Roffee, Vice Chancellor’s Award for…

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Monash ethnomusicology Adjunct Research Fellow wins major award

Dr Salvatore Rossano, an adjunct research fellow in ethnomusicology and musicology in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded the 2018 National Folk Fellowship. About the fellowship The National Folk Fellowship is a significant award that brings together the research and performance components of folk music in Australia, providing a rich musical context…

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New book published by Monash musicologist Dr Paul Watt

Dr Paul Watt’s new book, The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England, is published today. The book examines the ways in which music journalism was professionalised in England in the nineteenth century and the role that publishers, editors, composers, authors and readers played in this complex process of transformation and change. ‘I…

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