Our Mission

Since 2015, the Melbourne Music Analysis Summer School has been Australia's dedicated space for the study and sharing of music analysis. We bring together inspired staff, students, and practitioners for our week-long summer school in November and events throughout the year.

As an independent, not-for-profit association, MMASS is committed to great music and great teaching.


Matthew Lorenzon

Founder and Secretary

Matthew Lorenzon is a musicologist and music journalist specialising in contemporary music, intellectual history, and music analysis. His doctoral studies completed at the Australian National University focussed on a collaboration between the composer Xavier Darasse and the philosopher Alain Badiou. With interests in Australian colonial music he also contributes to the small but dedicated field of Marshall-Hall studies. As a journalist he has written for numerous publications including Music and Literature, RealTime, and Limelight Magazine. He likes to keep in touch with the music of his generation, founding the Partial Durations blog in 2013. In 2015 he founded the Melbourne Music Analysis Summer School.