The Department of Musicology primarily deals with European music history from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, courses are offered in the areas of European folk music, non-European music and church music, as well as cultural studies issues related to music.

Department of Musicology
+43 676 88122 462

Mirabellplatz 1
5020 Salzburg

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The research fields of the department lie predominantly in the history of music from the 18th to the 20th century: Reception-historical and analytical-hermeneutical aspects are examined as well as cultural-sociological and aesthetic questions, philology, popular music, baroque music, Viennese classical music and new music of the 20th century.

Other focal points of research are folk music of the alpine region and questions about music as a cultural phenomenon. In numerous interdepartmental projects as well as with national and international cooperation partners, a wide range of topics are touched upon: Questions of reception, treatises on composers, forms of cultural perception (European and American music in comparison) and much more. 





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Kai Bachmann

lecturer for applied music theory, Ass.-Prof. for fine level listening & supervision of scientific work, Staff member for evaluation

Sarah Haslinger | © Elsa Okazaki
Sarah Haslinger

Univ.-Ass. for Salzburg Music History

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Archive Game Research & Playing Arts

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The archive owns a considerable collection of historical game books, game plans and graphics. The research institute, founded in 1990 by Günther Bauer, is dedicated to the cultural history of games and playing arts.