About the MSA
The Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) was founded in 1963 at the University of Sydney and achieved full national status in 1976. Its nine regional chapters (ACT, Hunter, Northern New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Sydney, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) provide local activities, research networks and support groups for members.
MSA also attracts a significant international membership from individuals and institutions. It is incorporated as an Association in the Australian Capital Territory (Associations Incorporation Act 1991), and is affiliated with the International Musicological Society (IMS), International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM) and the New Zealand Musicological Society (NZMS).
MSA Position Statement
The Musicological Society of Australia (MSA) embraces and promotes music research in the broadest terms including: performance-based, analytical, historical, cultural, social, behavioural and scientific.
The key activities of the MSA include: