The Study Group on Music of Oceania was proposed at the 1977 World Conference, held in Honolulu, and formally established two years later with Ricardo D. Trimillos as the first Chair (1979–83). Barbara Smith (1983–2001), Stephen A. Wild (2001–05), Raymond Ammann(2005–09), Denis Crowdy (2009–13), Kirsty Gillespie (2013–15),and Brian Diettrich (2015–17) have been Ric's successors. The Study Group on Music and Dance of Oceania (SGMDO), as it is presently named, has held nine symposia in Australia (four times), Japan, Palau, USA, Papua New Guinea, and Guam. It sponsors panels and holds business meetings at ICTM World Conferences, issues publications, and has discussions of relevant issues whenever a number of its members are able to meet informally.
|Title of host publication||A Distinctive Voice in the Antipodes: Essays in Honour of Stephen A. Wild|
|Editors||Kirsty Gillespie, Sally Treloyn and Don Niles|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|