Dr David Symons
Started at UWA: 1967
The Don and Joan Squire Award for Services to Musicology in Australia, awarded by the Musicological Society of Australia, 2015
Monograph on Before and After Corroboree: The Music of John Antill (Farnham: Ashgate), 2015
Monograph on the music of Margaret Sutherland, 1997
Australian Opera in the Postcolonial Period
Dr Symons has been working on two projects in the area of Australian opera in the postcolonial period. The first, completed early 2017, was published as a book chapter by Cambridge Scholars Press titled ‘Diversity in Australia’s Music’.
The second project, another book chapter, is completed but not yet published. It examines the operas of Australian composer John Antill and is planned to be published via the Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in a volume titled Opera and the Emotions in the Antipodes.
Dr Symons has been supervising students for more than 45 years on topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology and music education. He welcomes candidates in the field of musicology but is not restricted to this area. To enquire about PhD opportunities with Dr Symons, get in touch using the contact details below.