1970 …2020
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Personal profile

Community service

I serve on many editorial boards including Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology and the journals Acta Musicologica, Ethnomusicology Forum, Wacana Seni: Journal of Arts Discourse and Journal of Musicological Research.

Research interests

Music-cultures of Sumatra (and southeast Asia generally); organology; youth orchestras; public policy in the arts

Supervision interests

Ethnomusicology and musicology

Monash teaching commitment

I guest lecture in undergraduate subjects in world music and aesthetics. I supervise many higher degree students.

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2000 2020

Research Output 1970 2018

Youth Orchestras

Kartomi, M. J., 2018, Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching: An Oxford Handbook of Music Eduation. McPherson, G. E. & Welch, G. (eds.). New York NY USA: Oxford University Press, Vol. 3. p. 317-334 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Bundengan: Social media as a space for collaboration in the conservation and revival of an endangered musical instrument

Cook, R., Abdulloh, S., Tse, N. A. & Kartomi, M. J., 2017, Proceedings The 2nd Annual of International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Arts Creation and Studies: Arts in History, Culture, Philosophy, Education, and Heritage. Fadjar Kurnaiwan, D. (ed.). Surakarta Indonesia: Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI), p. 63-79 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperOtherpeer-review

From agricultural tool to identity symbol: Musical and socio-political change in the pestle-and-mortar music of the Natuna Archipelago, Indonesia

Kartomi, M., 2017, In : Ethnomusicology. 61, 1, p. 87-114 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Playing the body: Female versus male elements in Aceh’s sitting song-dances with body percussion

Kartomi, M., 2017, Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music: Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 80-95 16 p. (SOAS Musicology series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review


2015 Sir Bernard Heinze Memorial Award

Margaret Kartomi (Recipient), 12 Mar 2016

Prize: National/international honour

Annual Award for Research

Margaret Kartomi (Recipient), 1972

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Australian Centenary Medal

Margaret Kartomi (Recipient), 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Corresponding Member of the American Musicological Society

Margaret Kartomi (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Election to learned society