Michaela Schwarzbauer, Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.

University Professor in Music Education

  • Mirabellplatz 1/III (Room: A03033)
  • 5020 Salzburg


Prof. Dr. Michaela Schwarzbauer


Born: 23.5.1959 in Linz

Citizenship: Austria



Department of Music Pedagogics, University Mozarteum Salzburg, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, Email: michaela


Positions Currently Held

Associate Professor of Music-Pedagogics (habilitation in 2003), Deputy Head of the Department for Music-Pedagogics (2003–), Member and Deputy Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre Metamorphic Changes in the Arts (2005–).


Other Key Responsibilities

President of the International Society for Polyaesthetic Education (2000–2007, 2013–), Member of the University Senate (2004–2006), Member of the Staff Association at Mozarteum (2009–), Chair of the Associate Professors’ Committee of the University Mozarteum (2006), Chair of the Curriculum Committee for Music-Education (Schulmusik A 1, A 2), Chair of the Committee for Non-Discrimination at University Mozarteum (2003 and 2004), Member of the Committee for Non-Discrimination at University Mozarteum 2002–2010), Member of “ISME” (2012–), Cooperation with cultural institutions: e.g. Biennale Salzburg (2009); Supervisor of over 40 MA and over 15 PhD-projects (8 completed).



Studied Music Education (Hochschule für Musik, Vienna) / English & American Studies (University Vienna), trained as a cello-teacher at Hochschule für Musik, Vienna;

1983: MA Music Education and English & American Studies

1988: PhD Die Nachterfahrung in Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts Zauberflöte

2002: Habilitation: Polyaesthetic Education


Career History

1982–1999: Teacher for music and English at an Austrian grammar school

1990–1991: Lecturer at the Department of  Music Education University Mozarteum Salzburg

1997: ECHA-Diploma for the teaching of the highly gifted University Nijmwegen

1999–2002: Assistant at the Department for Music Pedagogics University Mozarteum

2002–      Associate Professor at University Mozarteum Salzburg

Has lectured in many European countries and taught at various international institutions (courses on Polyaesthetic Education, cultural theory, cultural studies, music and the arts) and organizes several international conferences


Research Areas

Polyaesthetic Education in its relevance in music teaching and teaching in general, investigation into processes of transformation in music and literature


Current projects include a research project “Individuum ↔ Collectivum” supported bei Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (“Sparkling Science”)