Context: Journal of Music Research

Welcome to Context, your journal for music research, published through the University of Melbourne. The journal was founded in 1991.

Context is a refereed (peer-reviewed) international music journal that publishes original research concerning all aspects of music and music-related fields. In addition to articles, Context presents reviews of recent publications (book and other printed materials, but not CDs), interviews with composers and practitioners, and reports on ongoing research projects.

Produced within the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne, Context is edited and produced by a committee of graduate students, recent graduates and staff.

The Editorial Committee invites contributions to Context at any time in the form of articles on historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory and analysis, reviews, abstracts, letters, reports and interviews with composers or other music practitioners such as instrumentalists, conductors, educators and musicologists. Please view our editorial policy and guidelines for contributors prior to submitting any material.

Submissions and enquiries should be sent by email to:

Context is fully indexed in RILM (Répertoire Internationale de Littérature Musicale), the International Index to Music Periodicals and Music Index.