Kia oraWelcome to the website/blog of Dr. Michael Brown, a music researcher and writer based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Last year saw postgraduate research into New Zealand music progress steadily. According to my searches of local university library catalogues, at least six doctoral and masters theses were completed in 2015. This number doubles my previous estimate of 2014 completions, … Continue reading
The completion of university theses on New Zealand music subjects continues to tick over from year to year. As locating such works can be difficult—even in the internet age—this blog post summarises the results of my own recent catalogue searches. … Continue reading
Since writing about recent theses on New Zealand music topics, two more have come to my attention which somehow got missed. As before, each link will take you to a URL from where a complete PDF of the thesis can … Continue reading
As with new print publications, keeping an eye out for recently-completed university theses is a useful way to track progress in New Zealand music studies. Being an original and in-depth piece of research, a thesis is intrinsically interesting (usually). Often … Continue reading