Awards & Achievements in ZKF Music Theory

Awards & Successes
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Independent scientific publications, peer-reviewed conference papers and teaching assignments at renowned institutions: Our students contribute significantly to representing the Mozarteum University in artistic-scientific research and pedagogy in music theory nationally and internationally. Congratulations to our students in the ZKF Music Theory.

Vladimir Popov
MA Music Theory with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Ofenbauer, completed in February 2023


  • Publication of a scientific paper "Expanding the canon: The music of Veselin Stoyanov (1902-1969)", Proceedings of the International Conference Teaching Music Theory Today (Zagreb, 19 - 20 November 2022), October 2023
  • Conference lecture "The Late Romantic style on its way to Atonality in Scriabin's op. 57" at the international Oxford Music Analysis Conference (OxMAC23), July 2023, University of Oxford
  • (scientific supervision Univ.-Prof. Sigrun Heinzelmann, PhD)


Tim Anselm Gebel
MA Music Theory with Univ.-Prof. Sigrun Heinzelmann, PhD

  • since October 2022 as lecturer in music theory at the University of the Arts Berlin

Sihua Ren
MA Music Theory with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Ofenbauer 


  • Lectureship in aural training and music theory at the Musikhochschule Detmold from fall 2023 (application preparation Univ. Prof. Sigrun Heinzelmann and SL Mag. Lukas-Fabian Moser)
  • Participation at the 23rd Congress of the Society of Music Theory Fall 2023 in Freiburg with a joint presentation "Embodied Music Analysis: Music Analysis as 'Embodied Practice' " together with Univ. Prof. Sigrun Heinzelmann

 Bachelor students

Erik Aren Schroeder
BA Music Theory with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Juliane Brandes

  • Composition of a classical opera, La Locandiera (dramma giocoso in 2 acts) (2022), after a libretto by Gaetano Rossi (1800), first performance November 30, 2022, Salzburg
  • Short lecture at the XVI Weimar Conference February 2023 within the section "Stylistic Copies in the Music Theoretical Teaching of Different Countries".
  • Award "highly commendable" for the research project associated with his classical opera in the Research Competition Mozarteum
  • Conference lecture "A Contemporary Opera in Eighteenth-Century Style", 23rd Annual Congress of the Society for Music Theory Autumn 2023, Musikhochschule Freiburg

Malte Höfig
BA Music Theory with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Ofenbauer


  • Conference lecture and workshop "Partimenti on the guitar? Perspectives of a device for plucked instruments" at the 22nd annual congress of the Society for Music Theory 2022 at the Mozarteum University Salzburg
  • Publication of the contribution "Partimenti auf der Gitarre" in the congress report
  • Lecture and two-part workshop on "Partimenti on the guitar" at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival 2022

(scientific supervision Univ.-Prof. Dr. Juliane Brandes)