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Dirk Mürbe

Teacher of voice lessons for singersDepartment Vocal Studies
Dirk Mürbe is Professor of Phoniatrics and Audiology (voice, speech and hearing disorders) and Director of the clinic of the same name at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. At the Mozarteum University he has been teaching voice training for singers since 2012, and he has also been associated with the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden for many years as Head of the Studio for Voice Research.
Dirk Mürbe received his first musical training in the subjects violin and viola at the music school in Dresden and was a member of the Radio Music School Orchestra of the former GDR. Parallel to his medical studies at the Universities of Rostock, Dublin and Dresden, he completed his singing studies at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden (class of Helga Köhler-Wellner) with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation in 1996 with an artistic diploma.

After successfully passing the medical state examination, he first completed further training to become a specialist in phoniatrics and pediatric audiology as well as a specialist in ENT medicine including special ENT surgery. After appointments to professorships for the subject of phoniatrics and pediatric audiology at the Universities of Regensburg and Duisburg-Essen, he took on a professorship of the same name at the Technical University of Dresden in 2010, heading the department of phoniatrics and audiology and the Saxon Cochlear Implant Center Dresden. In 2018 he accepted the call to the chair (W3) for audiology and phoniatrics at the Berlin Charité.

His medical work covers the entire spectrum of communication disorders with a focus on the surgical and conservative treatment of patients with voice disorders, especially professional singers and actors. As the director of one of the most traditional university clinics for voice, speech and hearing disorders, counseling and treatment for hearing loss form a further clinical focus with special expertise in music medicine. In his research, he is particularly concerned with the morphological and functional properties of professional voices and the electrophysiological objectification of hearing and language acquisition.

He is a member of national and international scientific committees in his field, including the board of the German Society for Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, was President of the 8th Pan-European Voice Conference and is currently Secretary General for PEVOC.