Dr David Goldsworthy

Adjunct Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

David Goldsworthy

Phone: +61 2 6646 4817

Email: dgoldswo@une.edu.au


David Goldsworthy is an Senior Adjunct Lecturer in ethnomusicology at UNE. He taught world music courses, and directed the University’s Indonesian gamelan group, Swara Naga at UNE from 1977 – 2007. His special research interests, expertise, and publications are in the fields of Indonesian music (especially of Java and Sumatra) and music of the Pacific. Now retired, David continues his research and is currently completing two books, one on ‘Indonesian music in the classroom’, and the other on Cook Islands popular music. His most recent publication is an annotated CD recording of Fijian popular music.


Ph.D, Monash Uni. (Ethnomusicology)

Teaching Areas

Ethnomusicology: world music, including Asian, African and Pacific music.
Indonesian language


Book chapters, journal articles, radio/TV programmes, and CDs: Indonesian music, music of the Pacific, and music education.