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CASM engages with Australian Indigenous communities in a wide range of music research, and offers specialised research training in the field of Australian Indigenous music.

Australian Indigenous music spans many different styles and regional traditions, and is central to Indigenous ways of being and knowing in Australia.

CASM is a global leader in engaging with Australian Indigenous communities to undertake music research that explores:

  • Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies
  • collaborative ethnomusicology
  • song, language and ceremonial traditions
  • Indigenous approaches to cultural survival
  • cultural heritage collections and audiovisual archiving
  • Indigenous engagements with popular music and new media technologies
  • applications for improving Indigenous wellbeing and community development

CASM welcomes enquiries from applicants seeking to undertake a postgraduate degree by research in the field of Australian Indigenous music.

CASM is a node of the University of Adelaide's National Centre for Aboriginal Language and Music Studies (NCALMS) alongside Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) and the Mobile Language Team (MLT), and encourages interdisciplinary research and research training in Australian Indigenous music and languages.

Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM)

Level 6, Schulz Building