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.
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- Professor Margaret Kartomi of the Faculty of Arts was recently in Sumatra to deliver keynote addresses at conferences and meet with other music researchers and educators.At the Second International Conference of Uni Syiah Kuala, hosted by the Syiah Kuala University in Banda Aceh, Professor Kartomi presented her paper on the results of recent United Nations ... 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 award acknowledges Professor Kartomi’s assiduity and enthusiasm in promoting Indonesian culture in Australia, including the recent publication of her book Musical Journeys in Sumatra. 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 Province, Sumatra, at the invitation of Way Kanan’s Regional Head Bupati Hi Bustami Zainudin S.Pd. Read more