Jonathan McIntosh works in the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology.
He holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in ethnomusicology, music performance and social anthropology from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. In addition, he is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, and a past member of Camerata Scotland. From 2009–2011, he served as the National Secretary for the Musicological Society of Australia, during which time he was a member of the organisation’s national executive committee. From 2006–2013, he was Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at The University of Western Australia (UWA). During this time, he introduced the first ethnomusicology programme at any tertiary institution in Western Australia, oversaw the development and implementation of new music undergraduate, honours and masters degrees, and received two UWA Faculty of Arts’ teaching awards (2010 and 2013).
In 2015, he received a prestigious Monash Accelerator Teaching Award to undertake professional development with esteemed ethnomusicologists who teach at leading music departments in the UK and US, and he received a Monash University Faculty of Arts Award for Teaching Excellence. Following, in 2016, he received a Special Commendation for a Vice-Chancellor’s Award of Teaching Excellence. Most recently, in 2017, he was elected a fellow of the Monash Education Academy and received a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning through the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
He is currently President of the Victorian Chapter of the Musicological Society of Australia.