Madeline Roycroft is a PhD candidate at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (University of Melbourne). She tutors in 19th-century music history, and has a forthcoming doctoral thesis on the reception of Dmitri Shostakovich in 20th-century France. In 2017, Madeline worked as a research assistant in the Lyrebird Press archive at the University of Melbourne, where she facilitated the digitisation of Louise Hanson-Dyer's historical 78rpm recordings.
Madeline has contributed articles, interviews and live music reviews for publications including Context Journal of Music Research, CutCommon, and RealTime Arts. She has also presented contemporary music programs on 3MBS FM, appeared as a pre-concert speaker for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and maintains an active profile as an oboist with various Melbourne-based ensembles.