Juliane Brandes, Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. MA

University Professor in Music Theory

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Juliane Brandes won youth composition prizes on German state and national levels while she was still in school. She studied music education, German literature and music theory in Freiburg. Further, she took a Master's degree at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Early Music Theory/Composition and expanded her education in England, where she studied the violin for two semesters, promoted by a scholarship of Cusanuswerk. Juliane Brandes obtained a PhD from the University of Music Freiburg following the composition practice and teachings of the „Munich School“ around Ludwig Thuille and others (late 19th century). Between 2006 and 2012, she held various lectureships and free docentship replacements at the music universities in Freiburg, Karlsruhe and Basel while working as a freelance musician at the same time. From 2012 onwards, she took on several substitute professorships at the music universities in Freiburg, Dresden and Hannover. 2019-2021 she was a full senior lecturer for musical écriture/historical composition, analysis and ear training, from October 2021 on she was appointed as professor of music theory at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. Juliane Brandes is publicly present with published works and guest lectures. Furthermore, she acts as jury member of competitions in music theory and practical musical performance.