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Ass.-Prof. Mag.phil. Dr.rer.nat.

Erik Esterbauer


Ass. Prof. for Inclusion & DiversityElemental Music & Dance Education – Orff Institute
Erik Esterbauer is an assistant professor in the field of elementary music and dance education with a focus on inclusion and diversity. After many years of working as a clinical psychologist, research assistant, and music educator, his focus is now on research, specifically both of inclusive education, music and dance in diversity contexts, and psychological and artistic issues in the field of music and movement education.

Erik Esterbauer (*1969) studied psychology at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna with further specialist training as a clinical, health and neuropsychologist. At the same time, he completed studies in music theory and composition at the Vienna Conservatory (now the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna). He did his doctorate in natural sciences (psychology) at the University of Salzburg with an investigation into the connection between stress management and physiological risk factors for stroke, for which he received a research award from the Austrian Social Forum. In 2009 he expanded his artistic and pedagogical skills by completing a master's degree in elementary music and movement pedagogy at the Orff Institute of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
Erik Esterbauer worked for 20 years as a clinical psychologist at the Center for Socially Integrative Development and Learning Support (Zentrum ELF) in Salzburg and as a clinical psychologist and assistant to the head of the department in the "Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation" department at the Mobile Aid Service GmbH, Salzburg (now Volkshilfe Salzburg ). He also worked as a clinical psychologist and research assistant with a focus on neuropsychology at the Christian Doppler Clinic in Salzburg.
In 2016 he began working as a university assistant (post-doc) at the Department of Music Education and has been an assistant professor at the Department of Elementary Music and Dance Education - Orff Institute since 2017 with a focus on "Music and Dance in Inclusion and Diversity".

Psychological issues in the field of music and movement education Inclusive education Creative processes in social work Music and dance in diversity contexts since 2016 Research project for habilitation at Department 14 (Orff Institute):  "The application of the EBQ instrument in the music education context"

Educational department, Orff Institute Music and Dance in Inclusion and Diversity (MTID) specialist group, Orff Institute Theory specialist group, Orff Institute Research Platform Music Education School of Music and Arts Education (SOMA) Inclusion and Diversity working group (AGID) Digitization working group Curricular commission for elementary music and dance pedagogy expert committee student selection process teaching position Cluster Mitte works council (substitute member)

International Society of Music Education, ISME (Commissioner for Special Music Education and Music Therapy) European Association for Music in Schools, EAS Working Group on Music Educational Research Germany, AMPF Music Educational Research Austria, MFÖ International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg, IOSFS Interest Group Music Inclusive Austria, IGMI