Music Research

Music research at UNSW investigates music analytically, culturally, philosophically, psychologically, pedagogically, and through practice-based research. Our staff engage in diverse research projects and attract international recognition for their work. Current research centres on change in Western classical performance styles, how emotion is expressed and induced by music, expressiveness in music performance, music performance in higher education, instrumental teaching and learning, contemporary composition, the classical music of North India, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ghana, South Asian and Southeast Asian epic song, popular music aesthetics, music and migration, electro-acoustic composition, sonic arts, and the human voice.

Roger Covell Fellowship

The Roger Covell Fellowship publicly acknowledges the contribution that Roger Covell has made to the development of the performing arts, especially music, within UNSW Australia and the wider Australian community. The Fellowship is intended to bring together leading intellectuals, artists, students, and the public to discuss, debate, and foreground through creative expression, the dynamic relationship between music and the critical issues of the present-day.

The basic aims of the Fellowship are to encourage the general public to:

  1. Engage with scholars, composers and performing artists of international standing in a prominent, regular forum that centres on the relationship between music and contemporary social, aesthetic and intellectual issues
  2. Investigate and experience music’s power to critique and express contemporary social experience

For more information on the Roger Covell Fellowship contact Associate Professor: Manolete Mora.

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