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ethnomusicologist , Music educator

Margaret Joy Kartomi, ethnomusicologist, music educator. Grantee Sumatra Music research 1970-1989, Eastern Indonesia research 1990-1991, Indonesian Music research 1974, South East Asia Music research 1973, Australia Government; recipient A.M. award Order of Australia, 1991.


Kartomi, Margaret Joy was born on November 24, 1940 in Adelaide, Australia. Daughter of George Edward and Edna Daphne (Carthew) Hutchesson.


AUA, Adelaide University, Australia, 1960. Bachelor, Adelaide University, Australia, 1961. Bachelor of Music with honors, Adelaide University, Australia, 1962.

Bachelor of Music, Adelaide University, Australia, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy cum laude, Humboldt University, Berlin, 1968.


Music tutor Adelaide University, Australia, 1962-1964. Senior research fellow Institute for Aboriginal Studies, Melbourne, Australia, 1968. From lecturer to associate professor Monash University, 1969-1986.

Visiting professor University California, Berkeley, 1986-1987. Professor, head department music Monash University, Melbourne, since 1987. Head music department, director Asian studies Monash University, Melbourne, since 1988.



Fellow Academy Humanities Australia, Institute Aboriginal Studies Australia. Member Order of Australia, AM Musicological Society, International Musicological Society, Society Ethnomusicology, Asian Studies Australia, International Council for Traditional Music, Musicological Society Australia (vice president 1977-1979, president 1979-1981, national president 1981-1984), Victorial College Arts.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: badminton, tennis, concerts, opera.


Married Hidris Kartomi, 1961. 1 child, Karen Sri.

George Edward Hutchesson

Edna Daphne (Carthew) Hutchesson

Hidris Kartomi

Karen Sri Kartomi