Asst/Prof Jonathan McIntosh
Academic Staff (Music)
- Contact details
- Academic Staff (Music)
The University of Western Australia (M413)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 2183
- BA PhD Belf.
- Jonathan McIntosh holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in ethnomusicology, music performance and social anthropology from The Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. In 2006, and prior to the award of his PhD, he commenced his current position as Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at The University of Western Australia. Jonathan is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, former principal flute with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, and a past member of Camerata Scotland. From 2009-2011, he served as the National Secretary for the Musicological Society of Australia, during which time he was a member of the organisation’s national executive committee.
- Key research
- Jonathan’s research focuses on issues of identity, movement and music in ethnomusicology and anthropology. He has conducted fieldwork on music and dance pedagogy, popular music and children’s songs in Bali, Indonesia, since 2003 with regular return trips over ten years, most recently to research children’s dance competitions in 2008, and cultural tourism in 2012. As a result of this work, Jonathan is an accomplished exponent of the Balinese arts, specialising in traditional mask-dance performance. In 2009/10, he received funding under the auspices of the UWA Research Grant Scheme to undertake a project investigating the musical experiences of Indonesian Australian adolescents living in Perth, Western Australia. He has also conducted applied ethnomusicological research concerning the use of gamelan music in various community music settings and has carried out consultancies for the Curriculum Council of Western Australia (now the School Curriculum and Standards Authority). He has published articles in journals such as Anthropology in Action, Anthropology Matters, Asian Music and the Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, as well as book chapters in edited ethnomusicology and anthropology volumes. Several other publications are also in preparation.
- 2013. Performing Emotional Connections in a Balinese Landscape: Exploring Children’s Roles in a Barong Performance in Keramas, South-Central Bali. In Performing Gender, Place and Emotion in Music: Global Perspectives edited by F. Magowan and L. Wrazen. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press. ISBN 1580464645. (To be published in November 2013.)
2013. Negotiating Musical Boundaries and Frontiers: Tourism, Child Performers and the Tourist-Ethnographer in Bali, Indonesia. In The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Music, Migration and Tourism edited by S. Krüger and R. Trandafoiu. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0415640075. (To be published in September 2013.)
2013. ‘Seeing the Bigger Picture’: Experiential Learning, Applied Ethnomusicology and the Use of Gamelan Music in Adult Literacy Education. International Journal of Music Education 31(1): 15-25. ISSN 0255-7614.
2012. Preparation, Presentation and Power: Children’s Performances in a Balinese Dance Studio. In Dancing Cultures: Globalisation, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance edited by H. Neveu Kringelbach and J. Skinner. Oxford and New York: Berg, pp. 194-210. ISBN 978-0-85745-575-8.
2010. Dancing to a Disco Beat: Children, Teenagers and the Localising of Popular Music in Bali. Asian Music 41(1): 1-35. ISSN 0044-9202.
2009. Indonesians and Australians Playing Javanese Gamelan in Perth, Western Australia: Community and the Negotiation of Musical Identities. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 10(2): 80-97. ISSN 1444-2213.
2007. McIntosh, J., Faulkner, R., and A. Stanberg (eds.). Celebrating Musical Communities: Australian Society for Music Education XVI National Conference Proceedings. Perth, WA: Australian Society for Music Education Inc. (WA Chapter). 264 pp. ISBN 978-0-9803792-0-4.
2006. How Playing, Singing and Dancing Shape the Ethnographer: Research with Children in a Village Dance Studio in Bali, Indonesia. Anthropology Matters 8(2): 1-17. Internet document available at http://www.anthropologymatters.com/journal/2006-2/index.htm
2006. Gamelan. In Literacy, Equality and Creativity: Resource Guide for Adult Learners edited by T. Lambe, R. Mark, P. Murphy and B. Soroke. Belfast: School of Education (Lifelong Learning), Queen’s University Belfast, pp. 58-63. ISBN 0853898901.
2005. Playing with Teaching Techniques: Gamelan as a Learning Tool Amongst Children with Learning Impairments in Northern Ireland. Anthropology in Action 12(2): 12-27. ISSN 0967-201X.
2004. Multimedia/Collaborative Research: Dance in Bali. DVD and student workbook (with Jungle Run Productions). A documentary on Balinese Dance: Volume 1 ‘Learning the Dance’ and Volume 2 ‘Upon the Sacred Stage’. Ubud, Bali: Jungle Run Productions. Distributed by TMW Media Group.
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Jonathan is the School of Music Coordinator of Teaching and Learning and he is a member on the Faculty of Arts' Teaching and Learning Committee. He coordinates the ethnomusicology, music honours and higher degree by research programmes, and he teaches on several other undergraduate units, including the Master of Music Practitioner’s Studies course.
- Funding received
- 2009. The University of Western Australia Research Development Grant (AU$12,000).
2007. The University of Western Australia Supplementary Travel Grant for New Academic Staff (AU$750).
- Jonathan is a member of the following professional societies:
British Forum for Ethnomusicology – http://www.bfe.org.uk
International Council for Traditional Music – http://www.ictmusic.org
Musicological Society of Australia – http://www.msa.org.au
Society for Ethnomusicology – http://www.ethnomusicology.org
From 2009-2011, Jonathan served as National Secretary for the Musicology Society of Australia.
- Honours and awards
- 2009/10. Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching Award in the category of 'Teaching Excellence — Early Career'.
2013. Faculty of Arts Teaching Award in the category of 'Teaching Excellence – Individual'.
- Previous positions
- Prior to commencing his appointment at UWA, Jonathan worked as a part-time lecturer and tutor in ethnomusicology and social anthropology at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
- Jonathan coordinates and teaches the following units that are open to music students and students from other major pathways:
MUSC1350 Popular Music in Global Perspective – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc1350
MUSC2350 Music in World Cultures – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc2350
MUSC3351 Gongs, Punks and Shadow Plays – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc3351
MUSC3352 Music, Identity and Place – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc3352
Jonathan coordinates and teaches the following music honours, higher degree by research (preliminary) and Master of Music Practitioner Studies units:
MUSC4101 Contemporary Debates in Music – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4101
MUSC4102 Professional Music Practices – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4102
MUSC4104 Music in Words – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4104
MUSC4140 Music Honours Research 1 – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4140
MUSC4141 Music Honours Research 2 – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4141
MUSC5942 Music as a Social Science B - http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc5942
Jonathan coordinates the following music honours and higher degree by research (preliminary) unit:
MUSC4103 Investigating Music - http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc4103
Jonathan also teaches on the following units:
School of Music
MUSC1310 Communication Skills in Music – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc1310
MUSC3334 Soundscapes of Australia – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc3334
MUSC3602 Primary Music Curriculum and Ensemble Training 2 – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc3602
MUSC5911 Study Practices and Principles A – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc5911
MUSC5912 Study Practices and Principles B – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc5912
MUSC5931 Teaching and Learning Practices A – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc5931
MUSC5952 Master's Dissertation – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/musc/musc5952
Anthropology and Sociology, School of Social Sciences
MUSC1002 Global Change, Local Responses – http://units.handbooks.uwa.edu.au/units/anth/anth1002
Jonathan is currently supervising honours, higher degree by preliminary research and postgraduate students working on the following projects:
An Investigation of Steel Pan Music in a Secondary School of Western Australia (Bachelor of Music Education Honours Dissertation)
Creativity in Indian Dance (Higher Degree by Preliminary)
Romanticism in Two Musical Repertories: A Comparison of the Music of Frederic Chopin and the Rock Group Nirvana (Master of Music – Research)
Confessions and Reflections on Performing Contemporary Argentine Piano Music (Master of Music – Research)
Srimaya’s Fall: A Work of Javanese Theatricality, and Intercultural Arts in Practice (Doctor of Musical Arts)
Voice Coaching Methods and their Application to Developing Voices (Doctor of Musical Arts)
Australian Percussion Music (Doctor of Musical Arts)
Memorial Songs as Protest Songs: Popular Music and the Murder of Matthew Shepard (Doctor of Philosophy)
Getting ‘Carried Away’: An Investigation of the Experience, Correlates and Optimal Aesthetic States of Consciousness in Expert Classical Singing Practice and Performance (Doctor of Philosophy)
Southern Noongar Music in Western Australia (Doctor of Philosophy)
Music, Emotion and Jesuit Missionaries in Sixteenth-century Japan (Doctor of Philosophy)
Jonathan has supervised to successful completion music honours and higher degree by research (preliminary) 12,000-15,000-word dissertations on the following topics:
Glocality and the Music in Conversion: Intercultural Exchange on the Jesuit Mission to Japan
Southern Noongar Language Songs: An Examination of Aboriginal Vocal Music from the South Coast of Western Australia
Scottish Fiddling in Australia: Revival, Appropriateion and Community
Pedagogical Strategies for the Effective Classroom Music Teaching of Adolescent Boys
The Performance, Composition and Appropriation of Popular Music in the Lives of Women in Perth, Western Australia
Expressing, Sharing and Fostering a Sense of Musical Identity Among the Chinese Community in Perth, Western Australia
Jonathan has supervised to successful completion music honours and higher degree by research (preliminary) 6,000-8,000-word projects on the following topics:
Re-reading Kkonminam: A Study of ‘Flower Boys’ in K-pop Music Videos
Opera Singers Performing Popular Music Styles
Barbershop Music in Schools: How to Maximise its Appeal and Benefits To High School Boys
Jacques Hotteterre’s Principes de la Flûte Traversiere: The Foundation of Modern Flute Pedagogy
This is My Tango: Experiences Within the Tango Community in Perth, Western Australia
The Violoncello in the Modern Chinese Orchestra
‘It’s Like a Chinese Lesson’: Karaoke Television and the International Students of Beijing, China
‘Lost Between the Notes’: Musical Embodiment and Idiosyncrasy in the Performance of Thom Yorke
The Flute Music of Andre Jolivet
Bossa Nova: ‘A Clean, Washed Samba’
- Current external positions
- Jonathan is an assessor for the Australian Research Council.
- Research profile
Research profile and publications