Margaret Kartomi is a specialist on the ethnomusicology of Indonesia and Southeast Asia and the world authority on the music of Sumatra.
Her research output ranges widely over such fields as the music of Indonesia, Jewish Music in the Asia-Pacific Region, organology/musical instruments, Australian Aboriginal Music, Chinese music, and the world’s youth orchestras, especially the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Latest News & Opinion
- Articles: Recognition for The Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands (SIRI) 2015Two articles have recently been published documenting the success of the Second International Symposium on the Malay Musical Arts of Indonesia’s Riau Islands, by Indonesian-Australian ... Read more
- Researching Indonesian music and theatre has become a family concern for three Monash researchers. Dr Karen Kartomi Thomas, an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of the ... Read more
- “This is a delicious book – to be savoured, appreciated for its richness of detail and admired for its texture and cohesion. It made me ... Read more
- Professor Margaret Kartomi awarded Certificate of Honour for the promotion of Indonesian culture in AustraliaOn 17 August 2012, Indonesian Independence Day, Professor Margaret Kartomi was awarded a Certificate of Honour by the Indonesian Consul-General for Victoria and Tasmania. The ... Read more
- Article featured in Monash Memo (6 June 2012): A Monash University staff member and alumna have just returned from their second field trip to Lampung ... Read more