The Department of Musicology primarily deals with European music history from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition, courses are offered in musical analysis, European folk music and non-European music, as well as cultural studies questions about music.
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.
In the field of teaching, the Department of Musicology offers a PhD program as well as musicological courses for all musical studies in the department and propaedeutic courses for scientific work. The teachers at the department supervise numerous scientific theses (BA, MA, dissertations) and cooperate on different levels with the artistic and pedagogical departments in order to emphasize the relevance of musicological competences for interpretation in the vocal, instrumental and conducting fields as well as for music pedagogy.
15.12.03:00 pmFocus of work Salzburg music historyBirgit Neuwirth-Hemmers will give a tour of the ORF Salzburg regional studio for the Salzburg music history focus, Silvia Steiner-Span will then present the archive of the regional studio, accompanied by the well-known former ORF editor Hannes Eichmann.Guided Tour· Free entry (Opens in new tab)
27.1.04:00 pmKleines StudioOn the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust: music and remembrance are closely related, places of remembrance can be real places as well as take place in/through music. Through texts & music, voices & works that were banned and silenced by the Nazi regime.Concert· Free