Music & Music Education Department

Performing Arts Department



The Malaysian Music Journal (MMJ) is a fully peer-reviewed research journal that highlights music scholarship and related activities in Malaysia and throughout the world. The journal is a forum for music scholars, performers, composers, computer musicians, pedagogues, sound artists and others who wish to share their research of musical issues. We invite submissions of original articles from a wide spectrum of research areas, which may include multiple areas of musicology, historical perspectives, music education, performance, ethnography, composition, music technology, indigenous music and cultural studies. The Malaysian Music Journal is a bi-annual publication sponsored by the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris. The current call for submissions is below.


Chief Editor: Dr Jean Penny
Associate Editor: Associate Professor Zaharul Lailiddin Bin Saidon
Associate Editor: Associate Professor Dr Mohd Hassan Bin Hj. Abdullah
Associate Editor: Dr Clare Chan Suet Ching


Professor Margaret Kartomi, AM FAHA Dr Phil, Professor of Music, Monash University, Australia.

Professor Meki Nzewi, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Associate Professor Dr Peter Dunbar-Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Australia.

Associate Professor Dr Ramona Mohd Tahir, Dean, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Associate Professor Dr Jane Southcott, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia.

Associate Professor Dr Shahanum Mohd Shah, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam,  Malaysia.

Dr Gareth Dylan Smith, Programme Leader, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London.

Dr Razak Abdul Aziz, Senior Lecturer at School of the Arts, Universiti Sains, Malaysia.

Dr. Nathan B. Kruse, Assistant Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of the Master’s Program,
Division of Music Education, University of North Texas College of Music, Texas, USA.

Associate Professor Dr Chong Yew Yoong, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Associate Professor Dr. Jacqueline Pugh-Kitingan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.

*The Malaysian Music Journal can now be bought online through E-Payment website.