The Callaway Centre

About the Callaway Centre

Further information

  • Sir Frank Callaway Biography
  • Archive collections

The Callaway Centre is an international research centre based in the School of Music at The University of Western Australia.

For many years it published quality academic books on music and music education. Its current focus is on the Centre's archival collections, research projects on music education and psychology, ethnomusicology and Australian music.

The Centre’s Archive houses several research collections of international significance, including the papers of Eileen Joyce, John Blacking and Irene Kohler. The nucleus of the Centre's holdings is the comprehensive and unique collection of music education materials that include the correspondence, publications and professional library of Emeritus Professor Sir Frank Callaway. These materials were presented to the University on his retirement in 1984.

The Centre’s activities include the highly regarded annual Callaway Lecture and numerous recitals arranged by the School of Music in the impressive Callaway Auditorium.

In 2000, the UWA School of Music named its professorial chair the Callaway/Tunley Chair of Music in honour of Sir Frank Callaway, the Foundation Professor of the School of Music, and Emeritus Professor David Tunley. This position was filled in 2006 by Winthrop Professor Jane Davidson.